Edip Akbayram was born in Gaziantep in 1950. He lost his ability to walk when he was nine months old. He had an interest in music in his childhood. He founded a group and performed at several occasions. In his high school times, Akbayram and his group, Siyah Örümcekler, released the first record "Kendim ettim Kendim buldum." It was followed by other records "Siyah Örümcekler-Gaziantep Orkestrası" and "Edip Albayram ve Siyah Örümcekler." Akbayram moved to Adana and performed with his group at many stages. Later he worked at a casino.
In 1968 he graduated from high school and moved to Istanbul. He entered university to study dentistry but withdrew to concentrate on his music. In 1971 he joined a competition, Golden Microphone, and won the first prize with his song "Kükredi Çimenler." In 1974 Akbayram founded a band, Dostlar Orkestrası, and became famous as an Anatolia pop musician. He released his album “Nedir Ne Değildir” with the group in 1977. In the 1980′s his compositions were not allowed to play on TRT due to his revolutionary activities, though he managed to record four albums. With the "Turkuler Yanmaz" album, Akbayram continued his tradition as he used lyrics of valued Turkish poets. He has received more than 250 awards for his songs and records. Akbayram currently continues performing in Istanbul.
Reference: tr.wikipedia.org, allmusic.com