Madooo

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Indian-born pop vocalist Madhukar Chandra Dhas, who sings under the name Madooo, grew up in Chennai, where his father expected him to become a doctor. But he formed a band, the Voodoos, at boarding school…
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Indian-born pop vocalist Madhukar Chandra Dhas, who sings under the name Madooo, grew up in Chennai, where his father expected him to become a doctor. But he formed a band, the Voodoos, at boarding school and became interested in art while attending Madras Christian College. After school, he moved to Bombay, where he got a job with an advertising agency, eventually rising to the position of art director. The managing director of his firm was also a theatrical producer, and he cast Madooo in the title role of a 1974 production of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar that was performed in India for a year and a half. While continuing to work in advertising, Madooo led a band, Atomic Forest, then began performing solo at hotels in India and around Asia. By the start of the 1980s, he had moved to the U.S., settling in New York, where he again worked in advertising while also pursuing his musical interests. In 2002, he self-released his first album, This Day Is Forever, containing "This Day Is Forever (The 9/11 Memorial Song)." He issued his second album, a Beatles tribute disc called To the "Fab Four" from Liverpool...A Tribute from India, in 2004.