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Who was Vigen Derderian?

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October 01, 2008 6:24PM

He was a hugely popular Armenian-Iranian pop music singer, also known as "Soltan of Pop" and "Soltan of Persian jazz". Vigen was born in Hamadan, Iran. He was the first to introduce the guitar to Iranian music with his new style.

He died of cancer at the age of 73 in his home in Calabasas, California with his wife of 21 years Karen by his side. He was survived by 4 daughters, 1 step-daughter, one son and 4 grandchildren

November 23, 1929-October 26, 2003.