Paul Baghdadlian Passes Away [Updated]


LOS ANGELES—Legendary Armenian singer Paul Baghdadlian passed away early Tuesday morning at Glendale Adventist Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Aleppo, Syria in 1953, Paul Baghdadlian is considered one of the most popular Armenian singers throughout the world.

Baghdadlian began his career in 1974 in Beirut, and in 1977 moved to Los Angeles. He has written and produced hundreds of hit songs, mainly love ballads that have captivated Armenians across the globe.

Baghdadlian’s Facebook page was inundated with condolences. “You will always be around in our homes and our hearts… you’re irreplaceable!” wrote one fan. “Paul, I grew up listening to your beautiful ballads, new and exciting pop songs and always looked forward to seeing you live…You were a beautiful person and will be missed,” wrote another.

In an interview in Beirut last year, Baghdadlian said that one of his happiest moments was hearing that two Armenians had gotten married after meeting at one of his concerts.

“It is with a clear conscience that I tell you now that I love and worship Armenia, my fatherland, even more than someone who was born and lived there,” he said on another occasion.

Asbarez will have more coverage of the late singer’s career and accomplishments in later editions.

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  1. Hajo says:

    “(…) that have had a unique impact on the lives and culture of Armenians.” – right… w/e

    • Antranik dermenjian says:

      You people are discisting. When this poor guy was alive, your paper or tv channel never appreciated him or his music….all they broadcasted was artists from armenia…now thst he is gone, you say all this….shame on you asbarez, and shame on all the channels/newspapers/organizations that support and encourage artists who are only from armenia….when was the last time that you losers invited paul baghdadlian to simg at the telethon or similar events? You people arr fake, pathetic, and pittiful losers!

      • Antranik dermenjian says:

        Sorry about the spelling ….I was just so mad when I wrote my first post…

        • Man says:

          Անդրանիկ դուք շատ ճիշտ եք ես լիովին համաձայն եմ ձեզ հետ և միանում եմ ձեզ: Այո շատ շատ ամոթ էր մեր Լոս Անջելեսի բոլոր հայկական հեռուստակայանների համար որ ոչ մեկը չարձագանքեց այս տխուր լուրին: Մենք կորցրեցինք մեծ մարդու, մեծ երգչի, և ամենակարևորը հայրենասեր հայի: Մենք շատ կկարոտենք նրա երգերը և ինչ էլ որ թողեց նա մեզ դրանց լսելով պետք է վառ պահենք Փոլի հիշատակը: Աստված հոգիտ լուսավորե Փոլ Բաղդադլյան:

      • Gary says:

        Calm down Antranik. all Asbarez is doing is reporting his death. Also it’s a good thing that he was not invited to “telethon or simillar events” because his music, like alot of Armenian singers, is extreemly low quality “Rabiz”.

        • Halo says:

          Wow you have successfully managed to listen to a whole single Paul Baghdadlian song in its entirety that you managed to figure out he sings rabiz? That’s impressive! (And yes that I am being sarcastic in case your ego goes through the roof)

        • Harout Eskenian says:

          Mr Gary with all my respect to you sir, Paul’s singing style or music was not all “Rabiz” Paul was from Middle east, the Rabiz style was not so Popular or even recognize in middle east 70s or even 80s in Armenian communities , Paul has hid own unique style of singing, i can say it is mix of Turkish and Arabic with the Armenian touch of course, the beauty is that he knew how to Mix all this and Make his own way of singing, he has nothing to do with Rabiz, very simple, withing hundreds of singers you can easily find his voice different from the rest, simply he was one of the Kind, may God bless his soul.

          • Vicken says:

            I agree with you. I knew Paul and i wasen’t fan of his personnality, but fan of his songs and the way that he transmetted his messages.
            Every one is fan of artistes or any one else, dosen’t nows who is he or she, but we are fans, and we love what he or she dose. I lived, and turned around the world with my job. lot of people said i know Armenia Paul BAGHDADLIAN. this man is a big part on armenian culture and he rised the armenians name, even if we love him or not. God bless your soul Paul.

        • Artin says:

          Yes we understand that he is gone and I’m personally sad for that but come on he was “rabiz” like Aram Asatrian

          • Harout Eskenian says:

            yes Aram Asatrian was a rabiz singer, most singers From Armenia can sing rabiz, but I never heard an Armenian singer from middle east can sing rabiz, well, can’t you feel the deference when an Armenian from Armenia speaks? he doesn’t sound Like Iraqi or Lebanese Armenian right? same thing goes to the singing style, a singer from Lebanon hardly can sing Rabiz style, i am a Musician from middle east i do play Arabic music, i am sure an Armenian Musician from Armenia can not play Arabic or even feel it, same goes to me i can not play the rabiz style, completely different emotions and feeling and touch into it, Aram and Paul 2 great singers, but with different styles…May God bless all Armenians.

        • Man says:

          Գարի կխնդրեմ որ ձայնտ կտրես և ավելորդ խոսքեր չխոսաս մեծ երգչի անունին: Քո կարծիքտ քեզ պահիր քանի որ դա շատ սխալ է և մի փորձիր վիրավորել նրանց ովքեր սիրում են Փոլին և նրա երգերը: Ռաբիզը դու ես և քո նմանները իսկ Փոլի երգերը լրիվ սիրահարական են:

      • armig says:

        Antranik – what is that saying we have in Armenian?? Kna Merir Yegoor Sirem…

    • Jack says:

      Paul was a legend. Perhaps to Western Armenian majority but he was a Legend. Some of the comments here are disgusting. One person mentioned how Paul introduced turkish culture etc. People like that makes me want to puke. Poor Paul loved Armenia and Armenians so much, what did the Hayastansi’s do… they embraced him during a concert in his beloved Fatherland, and after he left, they mocked him on some retarded comedy show. R.I.P. Paul, you will never be forgotten! Your songs will live on and loved for generations…

      • Jack Kalpakian says:

        To those who wrote about the influence of Turkish culture on West Armenian culture … please where do you think that the Turks got their current culture? It came with them on their horses at Mazinakert? Paul was true to he was, and if Turks borrowed from our music, song and dance, they are welcome — for them to acknowledge this, we have to remain around. May the artist rest in peace and may his family get the strength to remember him in the best light.

        • hagop says:

          i got a personal comment.why do you think we’re in this condition now.we don’t respect each other .we degrade each other . on the other hand all Paul was saying in most of his songs and speaches to love each other.to love Armenia.even tough he has not born there . he still loved armenian ( we get our ass kicked all the time yet we never learn) i’m not proud for beeing armenian.we’re hard headed people .

  2. If Adiss was the apple, Paul was the orange!
    Paul, an exceptional true artist, singer writer and performer but the only thing larger then all his stage attributes was his true heart!
    To a precious long time friend, “Asdvadz Hokit Lousavore”
    You will always live on through your music and keep Armenians entertained throughout the world!
    Gary (Giro) Chahinian

  3. Karno Baghdassarian says:

    PAUL is a legend, legends do not die.

    • robert says:

      do you know what legend means?

      • Halo says:

        I do, it means Paul Baghdadlian. Do you know what it means?

      • Paylazun says:

        Legend? come on…Aram Kachatrian was a Legend…Arno Babajanian was a legend…if Paul was loved there is no argument about that, but, please do not put him in equavalent level with real Legends…however, it is sad that he suffered for such a long time, he was young and had everything to live for, may be he is in the better place. My condolences to his family and his fans…

        • Anna says:

          Aram Kachatrian is not a legend by no standards. What was lengendary about him? Anyways, Rest in Peace Paul and I will keep you and your family in my prayers in these difficult times.

        • paul says:

          Paul is a Legend.you need to get out more often…

        • Karno Baghdassarian says:

          PAUL IS A LEGEND DUDE. someone with 400 songs, tours and concerts all over the world, millions of fans… is not a legend? screw urself

          • Gary says:

            OH Okay, so if you sell alot of records then you are a legend? In that case Britney Spears, Snoop, M& M are all legends also right? Afterall Paul probably sold more records than Aram Kachaturian, so I guess Paul should be the legend? Okay, nice logic Karno.

        • Vicken says:

          All that you said is you’r jealous, because Paul is more famos of all. that’s what i understood.

    • Sarkis Kupeyan says:

      Absolutely y’r right, Paul will be remembered always.

    • Sarkis Kupeyan says:

      Absolutely y’r right, Paul will be remembered always.

  4. Paul Forever says:

    Very heart-breaking news. May he rest in peace and my heartfelt condolences to his family. I am sure many of us now all wish that we had gone to more of his concerts.

  5. Upset with Asbarez says:

    My condolences to his family. but who wrote this report for Asbarez? are you for real? his guy spread Turkish culture in our homes and we now call him a “Legend”? what is wrong with us? What have we become?
    You have to give the guy credit for becoming what he had become from nothing without any musical education… but Asbarez, whats wrong with you guys? I want to say more about this, but it is difficult to do it when the guy is dead…

    • Nishan Darakdjian says:

      What’s wrong with Asbarez’s report? it was a good report (although was short) and for one day only……
      What’s wrong with those who never liked Paul…. He is true Armenian with heart and sole…..
      He was the leader of all diaspora singers for Armenian cause and Armenian language with his generous donations. To mention that he spread Turkish culture, that is absurd…..

      • Gary says:

        Nishan, nobody is saying that he was a bad person or a bad Armenian, his music was just very low quality, like alot of Armenian singers are today.

  6. Raffi Boyadjian says:

    The King is gone but is not forgotten !

  7. I’m so sorry to hear this. I’m not even 1% Armenian and have had two of his albums/cds for a number of years. My heart goes out to his family. Love love love his voice.

  8. Raffi says:

    Sad news indeed…

  9. aida says:

    no one will replace paul my favorite singer since i was sixteen one and only paul very sad paul u will always be in our hearts rip

  10. vic Balouzian says:

    RIP my deal Paul HooYAA

  11. Armine Mardirosian says:

    Paul Baghdadlian was and is for ever legend and one and only,uniqe in he’s right ,he will be sadly missd for years to come,He is in our herats for ever,RIP.

  12. Nancy Avedikian says:

    R.I.P
    The death of our Armenian brother Paul Baghdadlian brought profound sorrow to me as to his many Armenian listeners. During the many years we listen him I often thought of him as gifted Armenian brother . May I extend my deep sympathy to his family and all his admirers .
    Sincerely,
    Nancy Avedikian

  13. maral nakashian says:

    I have seen paul in Lebanon during his concerts when i was there, then here in US. Paul is one of the best armenian singers ever and we will all miss him and keep him in our lives for as long as we listen to his beautiful music. RIP paul we all loved you and will love you foreever

  14. Harout Tossonian says:

    It is hard to believe that Paul Baghdadlian has passed away. He was a legend that cannot be forgotten especially in the diaspora where many Armenians grew up listening to his songs. I started to listen to Armenian because of him. He is irreplaceable. I will greatly miss him until the rest of my life. Vartsk-t gadar Paul.

  15. Salpi Boyajian says:

    This is such sad news. His music has been a staple in our household growing up that it almost feels like a family member has died. Asdvadz Hokeen Lousavoreh… May he rest in peace.

  16. Anathor very sad abd shocking news for our family. On May 28th early morning while Armenians worldwide very happily celebrating our First Independent of Armenia when the phone rang from Yerevan Armenia, giving us the very shocking news of the passing away of our most adorable cousin from massive heart attack at his work place that took his healthy life in 5 minutes at just 62 after 40 years of his dedication and sincerity to gus work, Torkom Mkrtchian, Head of Hrazdan, Argel village Hydro Station. He was not only a cousin but more than brother due to his adorable degnified nature, that we still in state of dnial for entirely a fit person who was dedicated to his responsibilities of work, we will miss you tremendously brother Torkom jan, it is not the same when we come to Armenia next time we miss you badly, Asdvats hokid lusavore but we will always remember you. Yet today June 28th another very sad shocking news, hard to believe, attacked us deeply to our yet broken hearts, and all Armenians the passing away of our beloved legend who by his pleasant nature, a singer, song writer, entertained thousands and thousands of Armenians and non Armenians around the world from very younghood of his life a shining star whose passing away at his early age hit us badly bringing more pain to our family and all Armenians and non-Armenians mainly people from Middle East who enjoyed his non-stop dedication to entertain young and old in many countries all over the world who sang from the bottom of his heart and maid us enjoy or cry. We miss you dear brother Paul big time, but you’ll live in our hearts and minds and your songs will be heard from generation to generation. Our condelences to Baghdadlian family, his colleague singers, friends totally all Armenians. We pray that you may rest in eternity peace but your legacy will never die. We will keep loving and remembering you our precious legend Paul Baghdadlian. Asdvats hokid lusavore, hoghe tetev ella vrad. To heart broken Asbarez staff, GBU all wishing you and your loved ones very healthy long years to come. Thank you.

  17. Garen Berge Touloumbadjian says:

    Rest i peace Paul , you sang a lot from our hearts
    This is from all Armenians in Egypt

  18. Nishan Darakdjian says:

    Paul Baghdadlian will be missed by all, I mean all and every where, The legend will not die, he will be around for generations, No one can replace his talent, My condolences to his love ones specially Paul Jr and Chris Baghdadlian, May god bless his sole

  19. Hovik Movsesian says:

    I’ve listened to his beautiful music for over 30 years, I had his music recorded on a casset before my brother and I moved to USA a long time ago, listened to it and sang his songs for a long time away from family and friends in this country, I saw him in concerts and I will miss him greatly, may he Rest In Peace, his music touched our hearts and forever will touch our hearts and mind. My deepest condolences to his family. Paul was a great performer and will be for the longest time to come, his music will live for ever.

  20. Liza Papazian says:

    Paul Baghdadlian spirit and songs will stay as torch for armenian nationality and Armenian Love.God Bless his soul.

  21. Jack Kalpakian says:

    What will happen when the crop of artists that came out of the peaceful prosperous Lebanon of the 1960s and early 1970s passes on? We run the risk that there will be no West Armenian voice in song :( — West Armenian is a threatened language, Pokr Haik culture is in grave threat … something needs to be done :(

    • Sergik says:

      What has to be done is to change your attitude towards our language, there is no West or East Armenian, there is only one language and that is Amenian, please stop being ignorent and seperatist.

      • bigmoustache says:

        are you living in a fantasy world?
        yes we must keep western armenian alive, and the only place in the diaspora where armenians thrive as opposed to assimilation, is lebanon.

        • Sergik says:

          You don’t understand what I am saying, I never said ignor Western or Eastern Armenian, all I am saying is Armeian is Armenian west or east, they are both respectfull and holly for us, keep everything alive.

    • Gary says:

      Armenian in general is a threatened language.

      • Jack Kalpakian says:

        Am sorry, but East Armenian is a state language, it has as much protection as affordable nowadays. “My attitude” or the attitude of Araratian Armenians who often do not view West Armenian as Armenian at all — it is a dialect and it worth preserving.

        • Sergik says:

          Jack, my brother, there is no Araratian Armenians or western or eastern Armenians, whoever thinks that way he is an ignorent and an idiot. If we have some pronunciation differences or dilect so be it, every langauage has its differences. Please don’t think that way and correct those people that have tendancy to seperate our great nation and langauge. Western+Eastern=Armenia

  22. Tsayt says:

    Very sad news, may he rest in peace. Deepest condolences to his family and friends.

    As for him being a “legend”, this is a point of view that is also very sad and troubling. How we measure the requirements to be a legend tells much about us than Paul’s career. And what it is saying is quite troublesome, taking into consideration the very poor quality of this “legend”’s musical standards. Having been present to his performances…ordinary commercial pop performer, at best. And this is the barometer that we can pretty much measure the standards of the overwhelming new “legends” that pop up every now and then in our communities. If they make us dance…they are legendary.

    Paul Baghdadlian did what he was good at, my comment is not about him, it is directed to those who consider him a so-called legend.

    • haigo says:

      Wow dude seriously…its like you saying your mom is a “saint” but to everyone else she’s just another woman… a large portion of western armenians have lived their lives with Paul’s music and if it is something you have grown up with well then thats what you have been acustomed to…tell me whose a “legend” for you… i cant wait to hear your answer…

      • Tsayt says:

        We differ in measuring what constitutes to be “legendary”, but rest assured there’s only one true definition of what it means to be legendary and unfortunately Paul and a whole slew of today’s “legends” who invite you to the dance floor do not fit that definition. That’s all!

        If Paul is a legendary musician/entertainer to you, then good for you.

    • Gary says:

      Very well said!

    • Vera says:

      He is a LEGEND whether you like it or not! Take it or leave it my dear or better yet accept the fact that he is a LEGEND and will stay a LEGEND FOREVER! No one has even come close to his music, voice, and songs for over 30 years now.
      No one cares about your opinion anyways and your scientific and philosophical talk. There must be a reason why hundreds of people from all around the world are mourning his death.
      Also, for your information, the definition of a LEGEND is “One that inspires legends or achieves legendary fame.” Take that for an answer enger!

  23. Gary says:

    I know this will anger alot of the readers out there but honestly his music was very low quality “Rabiz”.

    • haigo says:

      “rabiz” LOL … i guess you do not know what rabiz is my friend…

      • Halo says:

        That’s right haigo, he does not know what rabiz means. And if you ask him singers like Armenchik sing traditional sayat nova style cultural songs. His comments here show the extent of ignorance that exists among some readers (Armenian or not).

      • Daniel V says:

        I don’t think his songs were low quality, they’re even worse. His songs were a la turko. Those who used to liked them most probably their parents were listening turkish music in their home. Now, the same people listen Armenchig, bachig dajig… or Hovo movo govo…

        Asdvats hokin lousavore

        • Jack Kalpakian says:

          As opposed to “Real” Armenians who listened to Radio Moscow in Russian, correct?

        • haigo says:

          daniel your comments are worse then gary’s…its a good idea to stay quiet sometimes…please do…

          • Daniel says:

            I have nothing personally against the guy. I don’t even know him. God bless his soul. But unfortunately the truth hurts. His music is low quality and there is nothing wrong to say that.

            • Raffi says:

              Daniel it’s like saying rock n roll is low quality compared to classical music, really??
              The Armenian patriotic songs he sang are not a la turko unless you were brought up in a communist minded household.

  24. Randy says:

    Rest In Peace…

  25. raffi says:

    Kamishli is going to miss you this summer and the following summer even the Arabs loved your songs in my city. Rest in peace dearest Paul.

  26. Garo Avedis says:

    Adiss,Harout an Paul(peace with with you,RIP) were the singers of 70s-80s and beyond,they were what kept the Armenians active thru the years,he suerly will be missed,his musical style didnt change with time,but he was one of the best.we dont apprciate what we have till its gone.

  27. ARMOND says:

    RIP KING,
    WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU….
    BEST SINGER EVER LIVED….AND STILL LIVING….
    ONE OF NOT MANY REASONS FOR ARMENIAN YOUTH TO LISTEN TO ARMENIAN MUSIC

    BY THE WAY FOLKS, TV STATIONS OF REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA HAD NO WORD ABOUT THE BEST ARMENIAN SINGER PASSING AWAY….SHAME, SHAME SHAME….

    UNFORTUNATLY THE ARMENIAN MUSIC SECTOR IN R.A. HAS BEEN HIGHJACKED BY SOME BUNCH,”FANFREE” ,USELESS SINGERS, WHOS EXEPT THEIR SONGS LYRICS, THEIR MUSIC IS NOT ARMENIAN AT ALL.
    THESE SO CALLED SINGERS DO NOT LET ANY NEW TALENTS FLOURISH, AND THIS IS WHY WE DONT SEE ANY NEW FACES ON RA’S TV STATIONS AND ALL THE RA’S YOUTH ARE LISTENING TO NON ARMENIAN MUSIC.
    I HAVE NOT SEEN ANYONE IN RA TO HAVE ONE OF THEIR CD IN THEIR CAR OR ELSEWHERE. THEY HAVE NO FANS THEMSELFS AND YET THEY CALL ALL THE OTHER COLL SINGERS “RABIZ “.

    WHO DOES NOT KNOW KING PAUL IN ARMENIA OR DIASPORA? ISN’T HE AN ARMENIAN CULTURAL ASSET…. WHO IS PREVENTING THE LOSS OF KING PAULS FROM BEEING AIRED (AND RELATED PROGRAMS) IN RA’S TV STATIONS????

    CALL AND WRITE TO RA’S TV STATIONS… PAUL DESERVES MORE THAN THIS…

  28. PAUL THE MAN WHO REVOLUTIONISED THE ARMENIAN MUSIC ,HE HAD HIS OWN STYLE ,GOOD OR BAD IT DOES NOT MATTER HE CREATED HIS OWN STYLE THAT NOBODY EVER GOT CLOSE TO COPY HIM , I AM SURE PAUL WILL BE REMEBERED HUNDREDS OF YEARS TO COME LIKE SAYAT NOVA, BACK IN THE 70 s WHEN IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN ARMENIAN ALBUMS OR CASSETES AT THAT TIME WHERE I COME FROM, WE USED TO OBTAIN HIS ALBUMS WITH A GREAT DIFFICULTY AND NOW I REMEMBER HOW WE KEPT HIS ALBUMS AS WE WERE KEEPING A TROPHY .PAUL AT OUR SAD MOMENTS IN OUR LIVES YOUR SAD MUSIC SOMEHOW BROUGHT HAPPINESS TO OUR LIVES. FOR 36 YEARS I LISTENED EVERY SONG OF YOURS FROM THE FIRST ALBUM IN TO THE LAST , GO NOW AND REST IN PEACE THE ARMENIAN NATION IS IN MOURNING OF YOUR DEATH .

  29. Serge DerBedrossian says:

    Paul Baghdadlian was my close friend I loved his music he is a legend.He lived a short life full of pain but he brought happiness to all of us.Paul my beloved friend may you rest in peace.Hoghe tetev ka ev Areve meeshd payloon bahee ko heeshadage.
    Love Serge

    • MiMi says:

      Serge kou keradzet 2 doghe payts be sure vor shad astetsike,,,i loved and will love Paul always and his songs alot may he rests in peace…

  30. Harout says:

    Paul was unique…u can not compare paul with other singers , with all respect to all of them…& who said paul was a “rabiz” singer…i’ve never heard a “rabiz” from him in all his career…i dont want to talk longer abt paul whatever is said & written wont be enough abt him….i just wanna know if anyone has any idea abt the funeral when it will be…!!!

  31. Jack Kalpakian says:

    So Paul sings “Rabiz” and it is crystal clear that this is a word that is used to denote people viewed as “yerort mas” of the West Armenian diaspora by the high and mighty nomenklatura of Former Hamaynavar Soviet Armenia which favored Khatchadourian and other “proper” musicians and “legends.” The word itself is a form of Turkish popular music, and is a derogatory term when used by Armenians about other Armenians. There is a constant hostility to folk forms, constant hostility to shared heritage with the Turks, constant hostility to anything enjoyed by West Armenians and even this occasion is not exempt from this venom! Enough, you do not need to attack the man’s form of art on the occasion of his death — go listen to some Russian composer instead and leave us alone with Paul, Addis, Harout, and Kif Time. The only good thing about migration from Armenian has been the decimation of the nomenklatura — a chimera of authenticity and self-hatred.

    • Jack Kalpakian says:

      inauthenticity / correction.

      • Nishan Darakdjian says:

        Well said…..

      • Tsayt says:

        Jack you are ranting. Why are you making this a Russia/East/Soviet/Communist issue.

        It is a well known fact that Diaspora Armenian pop music is not as high a level of musical/lyrical, i.e. artistic form. here is the equivalent in “soviet” music. But, in Armenia due to organized musical education from an early age it is normal and true that more people of higher standards are produced.

        So please don’t make this an artificial us/them issue when there isn’t any.

        Back to Paul Baghdadlian being a “legend”. I strongly disagree because…he simply is not up to universal standards of what it means to be a legend. He was a good mainstream commercial pop singer, and a lot of people loved him, that’s fine. A lot of People loved Boy George when he was at the top of his career, so what?. But if you want to call him a legendary as well, then go ahead. There is no need to feel “offended”, non is intended.

    • bigmoustache says:

      right on!

  32. I am so hurt for our loss. Paul Baghdadlian will remain in my heart now and forever. He was truly a deep, soulful person and the way he sang his love songs were like no other; Heartfelt and genuine. I attended a few of his concert/events here in Toronto, Canada and can say I was touched in every way and audience can be moved by a special artist/singer live on stage. I love you Paul…god bless you for the joy you have brought into peoples lives! Rest in Peace brother!

  33. garbis says:

    paul was paul you like him or you dont simple as that, personally I don’t care for his voice but some do,other then that all i can say about the singer he did not have big voice or sang on notes, but again most of popular singer today do the same. he is not hovhanes badalian or ruben matiosyan or old time greats but he was liked by some and disliked by others, we should always remember that the corrector of any singer dose contribute to his popularity, every other issue is irrelevant .

  34. Man says:

    Մենք շատ տխուր ենք արանց քեզ և քո երգերի, քո երգերը երազի պես եկան բայց մնացին մեր սրտերում ու մտքերում որպես իրականություն: Շատ մեծ կորուստ էր մեզ հայերիս համար, ինչքան էլ լավ խոսքեր հնչեն քո հասցեին Փոլ միևնույն է դրանք շատ քիչ են: Իմ մեքենայիս մեջ քեզ եմ լսում Փոլ :(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((­((((

  35. Ararat says:

    People’s taste in music is purely subjective. We enjoy listening to a particular style of music either because they sound nice or we identify with the song lyrics based on our life experiences, or both. Personally, I primarily listen to Traditional and Instrumental Armenian style of music because they sound purely Armenian to me. I also enjoyed Paul’s earlier work.

    So, let’s leave a singer’s style of singing and quality to the experts because only they can be objective. Let’s not turn this into a lame political issue and rip each other apart. Instead, let’s celebrate Paul’s music and the role it played in the lives of Armenians around the world, the Diaspora Armenians in particular.

  36. Jack says:

    I love Armenian music from any region. I have heard of “rabiz” singers. What is ironic is that some ignorant people from Armenia label Western Armenian singers and people in general as Middle Eastern, but when I hear “rabiz” music, most of it sounds like some Arab dude in prayer. That’s the best I can describe it.

    R.I.P. Paul, Legendary Armenian Artist.

  37. GARO says:

    Paule bidi mna Sirayin yerkeru lavakuyn megnapan.nor yerkichner shad, payts chem lsadz oryeve mege pauli nman Ser karoze “AZK SIRETSEK,IRARU SIRETSEK, HAYASTAN SIRETSEK,HAYUTYUN SIRETSEK,GARMIR GABUYD NARENCHAKUYN SIRETSEK” ANMAH HEROS…

  38. Brenda says:

    RIP Paul…Asdvadz Hokin Lousavore. Paul, your voice, and your music are missed, and will always be loved. Your love for humanity, Mayr Hayrenik, and even the Diaspora,(of which the majority of us Armenians are a part) will not only remind but also inspire generations to come. However, I must say I’m disappointed, but not at all surprised by some of the postings on this site. Didn’t anybody’s mother ever teach them “if you have nothing nice to say, then say nothing”? Why pay your respects to someone by disrespecting them? Even in death can’t we Armenians find a way of putting differences aside? I guess since most of us can’t live in peace how can it be expected to let the the deceased rest in peace? AMOT TSEZI !!!!!!!!!

  39. P says:

    I would like to begin by expressing my condolences to Paul Jr and the Baghdadlian family for thier loss. To the general armenian public; We have all experienced a tremendous loss with Paul’s passing. He was one of, if not the most important of Armenian figures of our time and his music brought love, peace, and harmony to those who listened.His musc also inspired many of the musicians that practice today. His legacy shall live on long after our time as well. In retrospect, Paul’s style was unique to all styles of Armenian music/singers. He created lyrics and sang them as if he lived them. Thus, he differentiated himself as a singer and artist. What was most impressive about Paul and his life was that, he was able to make everyone who disliked him becasue of his personality, life style, stories/rumors etc…, love him while he was up on stage. There are only a few legendary people in the entire world that have been hated and loved by the same people at the same time for different reasons. Paul was unique in that way from other Armenian singers. His songs touched and inspired so many people that, the bad life choices he made sometimes were overshadowed and people loved him anyway. He can be compared to Michael Jackson, a person charged with child molestation but yet so loved by so many people around the globe. The Irony of it alone differentiated him and justifies his legacy. In essence, Paul provided the Armenian community and people around entertainment enriched with love, harmony, and culture. He will be greatly missed. His legacy will go on. His music will continue to be heard and sung so long as Armenians around the world continue to hit the play button. Thanks Paul. RIP.

  40. varoujan says:

    Méssage pour tout les armeniens du monde.

    Chèr compatriote, depuis le décès de paul Baghdadlian en date du 28/06/2011, je regarde et je cortique sans cesse les méssages que je remarque sur le net, mais la plus part des critiques, et surtout de la part des armeniens d’arménie.

    J’ai honte d’être un armenien! arreter vous sa sufit un peut d’éxemple des juifs ne feras pas mal je vous assure.
    à l’age de 21 ans j’ai quité mon pays natal le liban suite des évenements en date du Avril 1974, et je me suis instaler en france à marseille en 1976, et j’ai rencontré des armeniens et pas mal, mais malhereusement la plus part ne parler pas leurs langue maternel ils étaient déja françiser, d’autre avaient honte parcequ’il penser que leur langue n’été pas assez riche, et pourtant avec un alphabet de 39 lettre, à ma connaisance je ne vois pas au monde plus riche que le notre, et d’autre armenien qui sont nés en france malhereusement connaisent pas à part le français.

    Je vais vous dire une bonne chose!!! Prèsque un an après mon arrivé en france quand j’ai vu tous tout ce que je vous ai écris j’ai décider de faire quelque chose pour ma race mais quelque chose de très bien, et j’ai choisie de créer une émission armenien dans une station de radio arabe, et pour la 1er fois dans toute la france grace à nos amis arabes, dailleur je les salut au passage, on entendais la langue armenien sur les ondes d’un radio, au bout de 6 mois je me débrouille d’obtenire 3 heures démission, et à la fin 12 heures d’émission par semeine.

    Ils étaient où nos autre armeniens qui vivaient en france? et grace à mois si j’ose de dire 70% des armeniens ont commencer à parler en armenien et sans oublier les jeunes qui sont nos future.

    Alors SVP cesser de parler nimporte quoi et surtout réflechisser 2 fois avant de prendre la parole et envoyer des méssages dans des diferents site sur le net à propos de paul baghdadlian, rabis ou pas rabis, si vous êtes capable et faire le quart de ce qui’l à fait à travers de la planette et doner des concerts entre 50 et 60 fois dans l’anné et dormir pratiquement dans les avions durant des voyages infinis, et faire revivre tous les armeniens avec ces chansons d’amour et patriotique.

    Mettez fin SVP a ces maladies incurable dans notre race on est tous des armeniens, et n’oublier pas que l’union fait la force.

    Vive les armeniens! et que le tricolors flote toujours de partout dans le monde.

    Merci de votre attention.

    et si vous souhaiter de me répondre pour vos remarque voici mon adresse e-mail: varjan-55@hotmail.fr

  41. We are deeply saddened to hear the loss of an Armenian Artist & Song Stylist and a good friend through the Entertainment Industry Paul Baghdadlian. Our thoughts are with you and your songs and vocal renditions will be in our hearts for years to come. May you Rest In Peace!!! JV Entertainment Associates of America LLC. Artist Management & Entertainment Brokers Nationwide.

  42. Julie says:

    RIP dear Paul.

  43. Sewan says:

    losers who think that Paul’s music was low quality, and Armenian folk music is ugly :$
    paul the one and only!

    Groetjes uit Amsterdam!!

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