3 Hürel was first founded with the name of Yankılar by three brothers, Onur, Haldun and Feridun Hürel. They changed the band’s name to İstanbul Dörtlüsü just because Yankılar was already used by another band. The brothers began their music career with an accordion which their daddy gave them as a promotion gift. In 1967, they founded Oğuzlar and attended Golden Microphone Contest with a song of Zeki Müren. The band, which wore hippie costumes in the concerts, got famous after an interview published on Diskotek magazine. They were also awarded runner-up prize by Diskotek. They made an instrument named bağlama-guitar which was identified with them. In 1973, they received Golden Record Award by Türk Pop magazine. Sevenler Ağlarmış was released in 1974 on Feridun Hürel’s solo album.
Feridun Hürel: Vocal, guitar-saz
Onur Hürel: Bass guitar
Haldun Hürel: Drums
Illustration: Ömer Tunç
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