Muhtar Cem Karaca (April 5, 1945 - February 8, 2004), also called Cem Baba (Daddy Cem or Father Cem), was a prominent Turkish rock musician and one of the most important figures in the Anatolian rock movement.
He was the only child of ?rma Felekyan (Toto Karaca) of Armenian origin, a popular opera, theatre and movie actress, and Mehmet ?brahim Karaca of Azerbaijani origin. His first group was called Dynamites and was a classic rock cover band. Later he joined Jaguars, an Elvis Presley cover band. In 1967, he started to write his own music, joining the band Apa?lar (The Rowdies), his first Turkish-language group.