Retrieved 26 October This is a quote from Salman Rushdie, though, not mine. Though his aquiline nose, flinty eyes and deep olive complexion gave him a Latino or vaguely Oriental look, few of his many millions of fans ever guessed they were hero-worshipping the first Asian pop star. Simon and Schuster. Let's put it this way: Among his sartorial choices were leotards, angel-wing cloaks, tight shorts, and leather or PVC attire that evoked a biker image then popular in gay nightclubs. Parsee or Parsi itself signifies that he is of Iranian descent, with ancestors practicing the Zoroastrianism.
Let's face it, popular singers can do things that opera singers can't.
The Kenny Everett Storyfirst broadcast in October But I am suprised, how many differences in dates and names one can find in those two versions. The best thing to say is that he was a Parsi or Indian Parsi, or whatever. Irani is commonly used as a synonym for Parsi in India, and is a relatively common Parsi surname in India.
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