Ron Eliran

  • Ron Eliran was born in Israel in 1937 as Menachem Leizerovich. He became an entertainer in the Israel army starting in 1962. His US career began with a bang courtesy of the Ed Sullivan, which lead him to share a bill with Elvis Presley. He became known as “Israel’s Ambassador of Song” and received the “Violin of David Award” for his hit song Sham-El-Sheikh (recorded in 1967). He wrote and starred in two Broadway shows, “Don’t Step on My Olive Branch” and “NightSong”. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the kennedy Center, Albert hall in London and Montreal’s Place des Arts. Later in life, he reimagined his sound as a psychedelic act and enjoyed a second phase of his career. He lives in New York.

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