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Stamatis Kokotas:

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Stamatis 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.

Georgios Dalaras

Georgios Dalaras PictureGeorge Dalaras (Greek: Γιώργος Νταλάρας) was born in Nea Kokinia, Piraeus on 29 September 1949. His name is also possibly spelled as Yorgos or Giorgos Ntalaras.

One of his most popular albums was the Latin one from the 1980s.His father was Loukas Daralas, a famous singer of rebetiko.

Vangelis

VangelisVangelis is a 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 Paradise.

Vasilis Papakonstantinou

Vasilis PapakonstantinouVasilis Papakonstantinou (Βασίλης Παπακωνσταντίνου) is a famous Greek Rock singer. He was born on 21 June 1950.

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).

Grigoris Bithikotsis

Grigoris Bithikotsis PictureGrigoris 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).


Stelios Kazantzidis

Stelios KazantzidisStelios Kazantzidis (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.

Demis Rousos

Demis RoussosDemis Roussos: He was born in Egypt to ethnic Greek parents. He was a member of Aphrodite's Child.

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.


Dimitris Mitropanos,
Giannis Kalatsis,
Stratos Dionisiou,
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 music mainly.


Yani: Composer, pianist, keyboardist


Antonis Remos
Antonis Remos (Greek: Αντώνης Ρέμος) is a popular Greek pop folk and Modern Laika singer. He was born on 19 June 1970.

Studio albums
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


Triandafilos
Xristos Dantis
Paschalis Terzis
Stratos Dionisiou
Filippos Nikolaou
Michalis Rakintzis
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.

Female Greek Singer


Elena Paparizou

Elena Paparizou PictureElena 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 Dinata Dinata.

Kaiti Garbi

Kaiti Garbi (Greek: Καίτη Γαρμπή) was born on June 8, 1963, in Egaleo, Athens. Her named can be spelled three different ways: Katy, Kaiti and Keti.

Kaiti took part in the Eurovision 1993 competition. She came in 9th position. Her biggest hit song is "Esena Mono" from 2003.

Anna Vissi

Anna Vissi PictureAnna Vissi (Greek: Άννα Βίσση) was born December 20, 1957 in Pyla, Larnaca, Cyprus.

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' ('Diva'/'Goddess').

Angela Dimitriou

Angela Dimitriou Picture

Angela Dimitriou (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.

Despina Olympiou

Despina 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 Eurovision.

Kelly Kelekidou

Kelly 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

Eleftheria Arvanitaki Picture

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.

Nana Mouskouri

Evridiki

Evridiki Evridiki 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

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

Marinella

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").

Eleni Vitali:

sang Pexe Christo Epigondos which was composed by Christos Nikolopoulos.

 

 

Litsa Diamanti: sang 80s song Piretos.

Rallia Xristidou (Rallia Christidou): hit song called Kripsou

Glykeria

Haris Alexiou

Eleni Tsaligopoulou

Savina Yannatou

Despina Vandi

Rita Sakelariou

Vicky Leandros (born August 23, 1952) is a Greek singer with a long international career.

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