The basis of the article below was first reported by Darius Kadivar in

Iranians were very fond of Belgium’s Salvatore Adamo, who was one of Europe’s most popular singers of the 1960s and 1970s. Adamo was especially revered by Iran’s Francophone community, these having been schooled in French-language schools such as the Lycee Jeanne D’Arc and the Lycee Raz.

In honour of his Iranian fans, Adamo released an album in Tehran entitled 

Les Chansons D’ Adamo A Tehran.

The original pressing of the rare and collector’s item album in Iran (7″ EP along with its picture sleeve) can be seen below: 

Salvatore Adamo’s album in Tehran, Iran. Iranian popular culture was alive with activity in Iran with Iranian artists experimenitng in fusion styles between eastern and western melodies.

One of the songs on the above album was “Quand les Roses” – see video below:


Salvatore Adamo “Quand les Roses” (1964)

Another song on the album was “Viens ma Brune“-see video below:


Salvatore Adamo “Quand les Roses” (1964)

Adamo again visited Iran in the early 1970s where he appeared on national television. One of Adamo’s favorite hits in Iran was “Tombe la Neige” – see video below:

Salvatore Adamo “Tombe la Neige”