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     Yahjian (Yaghjian), Kurt

    He is a popular music and stage singer of Armenian descent nicknamed "Frenchy" whose father worked with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as an Assistant Conductor.  Starting singing while he was young he appeared in the premiere performance of The Death of the Bishop of Brindisi by Gian-Carlo Menotti in May 1963.  After being recommended by Menotti himself, he then took his first steps into his professional career later that year when he played Amahl in a production of Amahl and the Night Visitors that was broadcast by NBC in its Hallmark Hall of Fame on 25th December 1963.  This would lead to many other roles on stage and film that have included Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar where he played the character Annas, the high priest, on Broadway and on film.  In the world of popular music he has sang and recorded with artists such as Patty Austin, Tony Bennett, David Byrne & Talking Heads, Ray Charles, Dion, Patti Labelle, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Carly Simon and Ronny Spector.  From the first part of the 1990s until 2001 he was a member of the band Little Isadore & The Conquistadors and he then moved on to be with the band The Planotones. On TV he has featured on commercials for Dominos Pizza, Budweiser, Sprite, Ford and Coca Cola to name a few.  Albums he has appeared on include Milk and Honey by John Lennon & Yoko Ono, It's Alright (I See Rainbows) by Yoko Ono, Some People by Belouis Some and the soundtracks for The Bearenstain Bears Save Christmas, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, Duel, Grail: The Rock Musical of the Future and Amahl and the Night Visitors.


    Belouis Some recordings

    Aware of You (Belouis Some)

    Some People (Belouis Some)



    1. http://www.boysoloist.com/artist.asp?VID=1441
    2. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0944894/
    3. http://www.planotones.com/pl2f.htm
    4. http://www.ibdb.com/person.asp?id=96342
    5. http://cdbaby.com/cd/berenstainbears
    6. http://www.amazon.com/Duel-Randal-Wilson/dp/B000009Q8Y
    7. http://www.mmguide.musicmatch.com/album/album.cgi?ALBUMID=752081
    8. http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/1518390/a/Milk+&+Honey.htm
    9. http://www.a-i-u.net/alright.html











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