Muslim Magometovich Magomayev (17 August 1942 – 25 October 2008), dubbed the “Soviet Sinatra”, was a Soviet, Azerbaijani and Russian opera and pop singer. He achieved iconic status in Russia and the post-Soviet countries for his vocal talent and charisma. People’s Artist of the USSR (1973).
Languages: Russian, Italian, Azerbaijani, Spanish
Genre: Opera, Pop
Original spelling: Müslüm Məhəmməd oğlu Maqomayev /Муслим Магомаев
Official site: http://www.magomaev.info/en/index.htm
Related: Featuring songs, Covered songs
Magomayev married when he was 19, to Ofelia Veliyeva, but the union did not last a year. His daughter from that first marriage, Marina, lives in the United States. He eventually remarried, this time to the opera singer Tamara Sinyavskaya.
In later life, Magomayev struggled with a serious heart condition.