Dr. Fereydoun Farrokhzad
the memory of Fereydoun ......
The TV Showman
The Radio Showman
The Opposition Activist
The Ph.D. in Political Science
The Sun Will Shine Album
Poems by Forough Farrokhzad
Songs by Fereydoun Farrokhzad
This album is pure Socialism. Forough and Fereydoun were both
Hardcore Socialists. In addition, Fereydoun was a solid Nationalist.
is time for a tribute to a great human being, a valuable member
of the opposition, a superior artist, the one whose life was cut
short by the Islamic Executioners of Qom! I will do my best to
translate some of his poems and lyrics in to English so it will
still bring out the deep meaning in Persian!
I am sitting in my recently redecorated new office, piles of work
and papers piled up on my desk, lot to do, yet something is missing!
I am feeling the same old hole, that empty hole in my soul, I
don't feel like doing anything today! Why does my soul feel so
bad today? Why Moody Blue today?! I feel the same old huge hole
in my soul while one of Farrokhzad's old "Mikhak-e Noqreyi"
(Silver Carnation) variety shows from old Iranian National TV
archives is playing on the video. He even continued his show as
"Mikhak-e Noqreyi Shekaste" (Broken Silver Carnation)
in exile, along with his political speeches and struggle from
town to town. So he is hosting this show but suddenly a song by
Fereydoun Farrokhzad. Fereydoun is taking me back to my old memories.......
They say I live in the past, I should become up-to-dated! What
can I say? I want to remember the good times! Only the good times.
I'm in one of my melancholic moods today, how can I get out of
this mood?! I feel like choking somebody, so I can get out of
this mood! Moody blue indeed. But this one, so sad, it is a damn
sad song, and my burden of blues becomes ten times worst by remembering
this one ......
The Real Story!
1992, Islamic Republic's Goons primarily stabbed (17 times) and
then behead the great son of Iran, Fereydoun Farrokhzad at his
home in Bonn, Germany. His crime was insulting Islam, Shiite,
Imams and Ayatollah Khomeini. Farrokhzad was legendary for his
passionate nationalistic speeches, shows and songs. Fereydoun's
sisters are Pooran Farrokhzad and the famous Persian poet, Forough
Farrokhzad. Fereydoun was married twice (1st German wife and 2nd
Persian wife) and he has a son named Rostam.
Farrokhzad was born in Tehran, Iran. His origins are from Tafresh
and his family has deep Tafreshi roots. He graduated from Dar
al Fonun High School and then University of Munich in Germany.
He has a Ph.D. in Political Science. He wrote various papers and
books of political science and poetry. He spoke German, English,
French and Persian. Fereydoun is buried in Bonn, Germany.
ultimate goal was to unite the Iranian Opposition against the
IRI. Even though he had great intentions, yet many accusations
and insults started to flow his direction. For instance he threw
telethons for various political or charity reasons and they called
him a thief! These accusations were basically due to jealousy
towards his popularity amongst the masses. Many used to critic
and insult him for his flirtations and promiscuous behavior (womanizing)
with many women and sexual preferences (Bisexualism) and called
him all types of names. Fereydoun Farrokhzad's bedroom habits
with women and men had nothing to do with the fact that he was
a great entertainer, artist and a solid opposition member. Due
to his leftist background and political stands, some Monarchists
used to also badmouth him.
was responsible for jump starting the career of many famous singers
of Iran. He started them off and helped them take off their careers
from his many Variety Shows. Amongst these stars are Ebi, Shahram
Shab-Pareh, Martik, Maziyar, Dariush, Neli, Soli, Simin Ghanem,
Fereydoun Foroughi, Shohreh, Shahram Soulati, Aki Banai, and many
His latest protégé was Saeed Mohammadi
whom he performed with in his concerts.
Farrokhzad was a generous and giving person whom loved camaraderie,
friendship and nationalism. His life was his friends and Iran.
I primarily knew Fereydoun Farrokhzad through my father. Fereydoun
was one of the warmest and most sensitive human beings whom I
a look at this collage film:
Farrokhzad variety clip
me to clear the air here.
there has been an attempt to portray Fereydoun Farrokhzad as a
Monarchist! Let me clearly state here that Farrokhzad was never
a Monarchist! Farrokhzad was a dear friend of the family,
so I should know.
Monarchists have been creating video clips of Mohamad Reza Shah
Pahlavi, Imperial Generals and other monarchist characters and
emblems and then add Fereydoun Farrokhzad's songs as the background
music to these videos. Once an Iranian youth with no background
in history, watches these videos, he may automatically assume
that Farrokhzad was a Monarchist! The truth is far from it!
1979, while Fereydoun lived in Iran, he was a critic of the Monarchy
and the social system of Iran. After 1979, when he was forced
to exile, same as myself, he cooperated with all opposition groups
including the monarchists to bring down the IRI. Fereydoun worked
with all opposition forces, monarchists not excluded. This does
not automatically brand Fereydoun as a monarchist!
fact Fereydoun Farrokhzad was a lifelong Socialist. All
you have to do is to purchase his album "Sun is Coming
Out" (Aftab Mishavad) and hear the depth of his strong
Socialist beliefs. Fereydoun
Farrokhzad was a heavy critic of monarchy and the monarchial system.
While he lived in Iran (before 1979) he was always troubled with
social limitations, favoritism (Party Bazi), lack of freedoms
and superficial moral system imposed by the monarchial regime.
Fereydoun was always blackballed in Iran! In his own ways, he
was always rebelling against the system. He was criticizing the
system and the regime in a nutshell. He was the top showman of
Iran with many TV and Radio shows, heavily popular with the masses
and he tried to make changes from the within. For more information
on making changes from the within, read:
Abbas Hoveyda, The Orchid Man
out in exile, Fereydoun started a heavy political campaign against
the Mullahs, Islamic brainwash and the Islamic Traditions.
+ Years of BrainWash!
his campaigns, concerts, rallies, and political speeches, he tried
to maintain a solidarity with all Anti Mullah groups including
monarchists who criticized him in Iran, were now criticizing him
in exile! In his 1980 London Concert, a group of monarchists were
constantly shouting, screaming and interrupting his speech. Like
shouting "Javid Shah" (Arbadeh Keshi), monarchist style,
was not enough, a monarchist tried for few times to interrupt
his speech. Finally this monarchist stood up and screamed:
"Mr. Farrokhzad, you don't have the picture of Shah (Mohamad
Reza Pahlavi) and Reza Shah-e Dovom (Reza Pahlavi Jr.) behind
you on the wall. They say you did not want the concert management
to hang their pictures on the wall. They say you don't like Reza
Pahlavi II. Is that true?"
number of monarchists never wanted unity, but they desired to
interrupt the concert. Fereydoun was much smart to allow them
succeed in their plans. So Fereydoun gently smiled and stated
behind the microphone:
"They say what?"
"They say you don't like the Shah, is that true?"
did not say a word but gently smirked in his face and then looked
around to the band and the masses with a big smile. Then the crowd
started to laugh and cheer. Without saying a word, Fereydoun said
a thousand words! What he meant by this action was that:
am conducting these concerts and speeches for solidarity to end
IRI, why would I intentionally be against and dislike a particular
group (Monarchists) of the opposition?"
on in the show, he said (indirectly to the monarchists):
"Do not try to force your opinion on
the masses. Mullahs do plenty of that! Try to capture the hearts
of the people by allowing democracy to bloom. Allow everyone to
talk and express their opinion. Try to capture the hearts of the
people, so the people will like you."
Farrokhzad was not a monarchist but he believed that the Imperial
Iran (Disease) was much better than the Islamic Republic of Iran
(Death) and so do I. So if believing in this fact, makes one a
monarchist, then both Farrokhzad and I are monarchists!
his concerts, Fereydoun Farrokhzad had never risen or hung the
pictures of Shah or Reza Pahlavi on the walls! The only thing
he hung on the walls behind him and above his head, was the tricolor
flag of Iran with the lion, sun and the sword emblem. The only
thing he waved next to him, was the Persian Flag, the old Persian
Farrokhzad was never a monarchist. If anything, he was a big critic
of the monarchy and the monarchial regime. Fereydoun was a
lifetime Socialist and a solid Nationalist.
of Iran, please do not allow monarchists to portray our Nationalist
Heroes as their own! Almost every single monarchist hero was not
even a monarchist! These heroes were solid nationalists but not
monarchists. The reason that they did not speak ill of the monarchy
was due to the monarchial suffocation and oppression during the
end of the Qajar era and of course the complete Pahlavi era.
me clearly state here that these legends were not monarchists,
but they were solid Nationalists:
Shah The Great (Closet Republican)
Dr. Shapour Bakhtiar (Closet Nationalist)
Dr. Kourosh Aryamanesh (Closet Nationalist)
Dr. Fereydoun Farrokhzad (Closet Socialist)
you may ask, why were they openly working and living under the
monarchy? I ask you, what other choice did they have? If they
wanted to work and live in Iran, then they had to approve the
monarchy or else they had to leave the country!
God's sake, the head of the Pahlavi Dynasty, the starter of the
Pahlavi Dynasty, Reza Khan, himself was a Republican but he could
not dare to go against the monarchists and end the monarchy and
start a republic! For more information, read:
Shah The Great, The Real Story
due to the thug behavior of the monarchists, people had to give
in to the monarchy!
monarchists are trying to taint the legacy of this freeman, Fereydoun
Farrokhzad, and portray him as a monarchist. All you have to do
is to cruise around the Internet and view some of the homemade
videos they montage and put Fereydoun's songs as the background
to the films of Shah and the Imperial Generals! Do not fall for
these traps. Masses of Iran are much smart to buy these monarchist
filthy lies. Here are all I have to say about the Monarchy:
for the Birth of Islamic Republic of Iran
of 21st Century Monarchs and Monarchists
poem and the song which has made out of it, was dedicated to the
Air Force General Ayat Mohaqeqi, the brave son and soldier
of Iran and the Theoretician of the Nozhe Uprising, also
all the brave sons and daughters of Iran who were executed by
the Islamic Regime for their Nozhe Uprising. For more information
Mohaqeqi of Nozhe Uprising
Portrait of a Legend
Fereydoun Farrokhzad, Iran's leading TV Showman, Singer, Poet,
Artist, Political Scientist and Opposition Member wrote this poem
for Heroes of Nozhe. Later on Fereydoun, himself was assassinated
in Germany by the Islamic Regime. Fereydoun became a legend.
Clips of the song made from this poem
Farrokhzad: Hamrazmanam (Studio)
Farrokhzad Photo Album
Fereydoun Farrokhzad Audios and Videos:
died. Love had left the house.
They can kill the messenger but they can never kill the message.
had left us.
Love had left The House!
review this poem in both Persian and English.
September 3, 2007
Warmates - Hamrazmanam
II. Warmates (English)
by Fereydoun Farrokhzad
Hamrazmanam ensan budand-o azadeh
Mardan-o zanani, ba qeyrat-o sadeh
Dar toqyan-e vatan, khod ra jala dadeh
parcham-e se rang-e Iran
Dar zehneshan, na chizi joz ahd-o peyman
Peymani, ke anha ra mibord be meydan
labriz, az eshq-e vatan budand
Dur az vasvasehaye, ruh-o tam budand
Sar Sabziye sedaqat-e sokhan budand
qahremanan-e sharaf budand
Tamam-e omr, donbal-e yek hadaf budand
Ta dar-haye, azadegi ra goshudand
chon qatrat-e baran budand
Pak-o, sadeq-o, Hamrazm-e yaran budand
Shir-o Khorshid-e, Parcham-e Iran budand
dar meydan-e shahadat,
Pastihaye jahan ra, dar navardidand
Ta be sherafat-e ensani, residand
mandane ma, raftand-o mordand
Miyan-e bazovaneman, jan sepordand
Ta zarat-e vatan ra, be ma sepordand
ke farda donya mi'ayand
Dastan-e, Hamrazmanam ra midanand
Ruy-e khorshid, nameshan ra mikhanand
hastand, emruz an zanan-o mardan
Ke hastiye ma hast, az qiyam-e, anan
Qalbeshan mitapad, dar parcham-e Iran
baz miayim, gerd-e ham
Sokhan miguyim, az Hamrazmeman, ba ham
Minevisim, dar tarikh, ruy-e qam
Bahar-o Tabestan mi'ayad
Hezaran bar barf-o baran mibarad
Mardom, dobare eshq ra dust midarand
Translated by Ahreeman X
Warmates were human and free
Men and women of pride and simplicity
Had put themselves amongst the nation's unrest
death cloths, tri color Flag of Iran
In their minds, nothing but a promise and a pact
The pact which would charge them in the battlefield
were loaded with the love of nation
They were away from temptations of the spirit and body
They were the green sincerity of "The Word"
were the heroes of dignity
All their lives, they have struggled only for one goal
Until they had opened the doors of freedom
were like rain drops
Pure and honest, they were Warmates to all lovers
They were the lion and sun of the Iranian Flag
have risen up and become martyrs
They have climbed beyond the inferior human needs
They have reached the pure human integrity
have risen and died for us
They have died amongst our arms
They have left us the pieces of motherland
children who will be born tomorrow
Will know about the story of our Warmates
Will read their names upon the sunshine
are those brave men and women today?
That our being is due to their uprising!
That their hearts are beating inside the Iranian Flag
again we will all gather around
We will speak of our Warmates
We will write in the history and on the sorrow, about our
of springs and summers will come and go
Thousands of snows and rains will fall
Masses will once again love "The essence of Love"
By the will of our