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Kokotas is famous for his long hair and trademark exceptionally
long sideburns. Stamatis Kokotas was born in Athens on March 23,
1937. He started singing in Paris in 1961 and broke into the Greek
music scene with his great hit "Στου Όθωνα τα χρόνια" in 1966. His
was very popular in the late 1960s and 1970s. He has toured the USA
and appeared on American television. One of my personal favourites
is his famous song was 'Yie Mou Yie Mou' (My Son My Son) from 1977.
Dalaras (Greek: Γιώργος Νταλάρας) was born in Nea Kokinia, Piraeus
on 29 September 1949. His name is also possibly spelled as Yorgos or
One of his most
popular albums was the Latin one from the 1980s.His father was
Loukas Daralas, a famous singer of rebetiko.
world renowned Greek composer of electronic, new age and classical
music and musical performer.
He is best known
for his Academy Award winning score for the film Chariots of Fire
and scores for the films Blade Runner and 1492: Conquest of
Παπακωνσταντίνου) is a famous Greek Rock singer. He was born on 21
He has worked with Mikis
Theodorakis, Manos Loizos and Thanos Mikroutsikos, Antonis Vardis
and others. He most famous songs include Fovame (I fear),
Heretismata (Greetings) and Maheri *Knife song from Stavros tou
Notou" (Southern Cross).
Bithikotsis (Greek Γρηγόρης Μπιθικώτσης) was a popular Greek folk
singer/songwriter with a career spanning five decades.
He was born on December 11, 1922
and passed away in April 7, 2005).
(Greek: Στέλιος Καζαντζίδης) was a prominent Greek singer between
the 1950s and 1990s and was considered the voice of the Greek
diaspora. He was born on August 29, 1931 and passed away on
September 14, 2001.
He has worked with biggest names in the Greek music scene of the
time like composers Vassilis Tsitsanis, Manos Hadjidakis, Mikis
Theodorakis, Stavros Xarhakos and Manolis Hiotis and he has also
appeared in five movies.
He was born in Egypt to ethnic Greek parents. He was a member of
As a solo artist has had many hits
including his single, Forever
and Ever which topped the charts in several countries in 1973. Other
hits were My Friend the Wind, My Reason, Velvet Mornings, Goodbye,
Someday and Lovely Lady of Arcadia.
Andonis Vardis - excellent composer and average singer;
Manilis Hiotios - was a fantastic bouzouki player, but also sang.
Vasilis Tsitanis - top composer.
Vassilis Tsitsanis (Greek:
Βασίλης Τσιτσάνης) was born in
January 18, 1915 and passed away in January 18, 1984. He was a Greek
songwriter and bouzouki player and and is widely regarded as one of
the founders of modern Rebetika. He was a fantastic Greek composer
of his time.
Manos Loizos (1937–1982), composer
Manos Loïzos (Greek: Μάνος Λοΐζος)
was considered one of the best Greek music composers in the 20th
century. He was born on October 22, 1937 and died on September 17,
1982. He has worked with singers like Haris Alexiou, George Dalaras
and Vasilis Papakonstantinou.
Giannis Parios - specialises in slow
Composer, pianist, keyboardist
Antonis Remos (Greek: Αντώνης Ρέμος) is a popular Greek pop folk and
Modern Laika singer. He was born on 19 June 1970.
1996: Antonis Remos (Platinum)
1998: Kairos Na Pame Parakato (Platinum)
1999: Pali Ap'Tin Arhi (Platinum)
2001: Mia Nihta Mono (2X Platinum)
2002: Kardia Mou Min Anisiheis (3X Platinum)
2003: Mia Anapnoi (3X Platinum)
2005: San Anemos (Platinum)
2008: Alithies & Psemata
Boubis (Boobie) had a hit in August 2007 with the song Boobie. His
real name is Christos Yianoulithis and his nickname is Boubis.
He is from the centre of Florina.
Paparizou (Greek: Έλενα Παπαρίζου) was born on January 31, 1982 in
Sweden and was raised in Sweden. She is best known for winning the
Eurovision Song Contest 2005 for Greece with the song My Number One.
She was also in the duo band called
Antique from 1999 to 2003 and they had huge hits with Opa Opa and
Garbi (Greek: Καίτη Γαρμπή) was born on June 8, 1963, in Egaleo,
Athens. Her named can be spelled three different ways: Katy, Kaiti
Kaiti took part in the Eurovision
1993 competition. She came in 9th position. Her biggest hit song is
"Esena Mono" from 2003.
Vissi (Greek: Άννα Βίσση) was born December 20, 1957 in Pyla,
She is a Greek Cypriot singer
famous mainly in Greece, and her home country Cyprus, with success
in the United States and Australia. She appeared in Eurovision for
Greece in 2006. She is often referred to as 'The Greek Madonna' in
many countries, but to her Greek-speaking fans, she is known as 'Thea'
(Greek: Άντζελα Δημητρίου) was born Athens, Greece. Angela
Dimitriou's biggest hit and signature song is "Fotia Sta
Savvatovrada" ("Fire on Saturday Nights"). She is also famous in the
Arab countries across the Middle East, with her song "Margarites"
hitting the top of the charts in Lebanon, among other places. She
made a song with the Egyptian singer Amr Diab called "Ana bahebak
aktar." She is often criticized because of her low education and her
comic manner of verbal expression.
Olympiou is a Greek Cyriot singer. She has many greats songs. One of
her most popular is called Dynata and the video clip is great.
Rumour she might be the singer for Cypress in Belgrade 2008 for
Kelekidou is from Thessaloniki. After high school she studied
Business Management and Health Care but life steered her towards
music as she was taking speech training for four years at the Modern
Odeum of Thessaloniki. The last few years she has been singing at
clubs in Thessaloniki and now she is becoming a big star! Her
favorite singers are Haris Alexiou, Eleni Vitali, Giannis Parios,
Glykeria and Pitsa Papadopoulou. Kelly is getting married to Nikos
Kourkoulis. Her most popular song is 'Glyka glyka glykeia mou'
Eleftheria Arvanitaki started her
career in the early 1980s as the singer of a popular group of
rembetika revivalists called Opisthodromiki Kompania (Greek:
Οπισθοδρομική Κομπανία means Retrograde Company). In 1985,
Eleftheria Arvanitaki began her solo career, which quickly
established her as one of the most promising female voices for the
years to come.
Her performances at WOMAD festivals
in 1998 marked a transition from performing to Greek communities
around the world to a new audience of World Music fans.
In August 2004 she participated in the closing ceremony of the
Athens Olympics. Eleftheria is of Icarian descent and was born
on October 16, 1958 in Piraeus.
is a Cypriot rock, pop, and electro pop singer. She is best known in
Europe for representing her home country Cyprus in the Eurovision
Song Contest in 1992 and 1994 with the songs Teriazoume and Ime
Anthropos Ki Ego respectively. Evridiki is her stage name. Her full
name is Evridiki Theokleous (Greek: Ευρυδίκη Θεοκλέους). She was
born 25 February 1968.
Mary Linda wass the wife of
singer, composer and Greek music innovator Manolis Chiotis, whom she
also partnered in song, as one of the great musical duets of the
1950/60s. She was born Maria Dimitrakopoulou on November 9, 1935, in
Pyrgos, Elis prefecture.
Marinella (Greek: Μαρινέλλα) was
born on May 20, 1938. She was born Kyriaki Papadopoulou, in the city
of Thessaloniki in northern Greece.
She released her first song in
1957, "Nitsa Elenitsa" (Little Helen). Her early career was marked
by her collaboration with singer Stelios Kazantzidis.
Marinella was the first Greek
singer to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest of 1974,
placing eleventh with the song 'Ligo krasi, ligi thalassa kai to
agori mou' ("A little wine, a little sea and my boyfriend").
sang Pexe Christo Epigondos which was composed by Christos
Litsa Diamanti: sang 80s song
Rallia Xristidou (Rallia Christidou):
hit song called Kripsou
(born August 23, 1952) is a Greek singer with a long international