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Giannis Kalatzis

Giannis Kalatzis

Giannis Kalatzis


Giannis Kalatzis (Γιάννης Καλατζής, 29 April 1943 – 13 July 2017) was a Greek singer who was especially popular in Greece in the late 1960s and the first half of the 1970s. Giannis Kalatzis was born in Thessaloniki in 1943. His career as a singer began in the early 1960s when he was a member of the Trio Moreno in Thessaloniki. Kalatzis later moved to Athens, where he initially co-operated with the famous composer Giorgos Mitsakis. Read more on Last.fm
Giannis Kalatzis (Γιάννης Καλατζής, 29 April 1943 – 13 July 2017) was a Greek singer who was especially popular in Greece in the late 1960s and the first half of the 1970s. Giannis Kalatzis was born in Thessaloniki in 1943. His career as a singer began in the early 1960s when he was a member of the Trio Moreno in Thessaloniki. Kalatzis later moved to Athens, where he initially co-operated with the famous composer Giorgos Mitsakis. His popularity began to increase and he had a productive collaboration with some of the most famous Greek composers of the period - Manos Loizos, Stavros Kougioumtzis, Giorgos Katsaros, Mimis Plessas, Giannis Spanos, and Tolis Voskopoulos.

Kalatzis participated in albums alongside singers such as Giorgos Dalaras, Haris Alexiou, Giannis Parios, Mariza Koch, Litsa Diamanti and Kostas Smokovitis. He also appeared in ten films. In the second half of the 1970s, Kalatzis co-operated with composer Nikos Karvelas and in 1981 he released an album with the songs of Tolis Voskopoulos. His last album before giving up active singing was in 1984, however, in 1985, he took part in a big concert dedicated to composer Manos Loizos held in Athens Olympic Stadium. In 2000, he released a double CD, the first disc with his greatest hits in new versions and the second disc with famous Greek sons in his rendition.

Kalatzis is considered one of the best singers of the time and his songs have been performed by younger singers as well. In 2013 Giannis Kalatzis was honoured in the Greek version of the television programme Your Face Sounds Familiar broadcast by ANT1 with actor Konstantinos Kazakos impersonating him and performing one of his most famous songs - 'Delfini delfinaki'. Most famous songs I Gorgona Music - Manos Loizos Paporaki Tou Burnova Music - Manos Loizos Delfini, Delfinaki Music - Manos Loizos Tzamaika Music - Manos Loizos To Palio Roloi Music - Manos Loizos Xenaki Ime Ke Tha 'Rtho Music - Stavros Kouyioumtzis O Stamoulis O Lochias Music - Giorgos Katsaros Paramythaki Mou Music - Manos Loizos (the song can be heard in the film The Exorcist) An Zousan I Arhei Music - Giorgos Mitsakis Isoun orea Music - Stavros Kouyioumtzis Ta hrisa klidia Music - Theodoros Derveniotis Kyra Giorgena Music - Giorgos Katsaros Discography Personal albums 1968: Giannis Kalatzis 1969: O Epipoleos 1970: Kyra Giorgena 1971: Paramythaki Mou 1973: Ena Taxidi 1975: Ke I Zoi Sinechizete 1976: Mi Perimenis 1978: Kapios Panta Leei Antio 1979: Ta Kalitera Mou Tragoudia 1979: Pali Konta Sou 1981: Gia Olous 1984: Thymithite Me Ton Gianni Kalatzi 1989: I Megaliteres Epitihies Tou (Compilation) 1994: I Megales Epitihies (Compilation) 1996: Tragoudia Apo tis 45' Strofes Collaborations 1968: Stathmos 1969: An Zousan I Archei 1969: Synantisi 1970: Thalassografies 1971: Zei? 1971: O Stamoulis O Lochias 1971: Otan Anthizoun I Paschalies 1972: I Ora Tis Gardenias 1972: Na 'Chame, Ti Na 'Chame 1974: 13 Periptosis 1974: Manolis Barberakis No. 2 1974: Odos Aristotelous 1974: Oh, Ti Kosmos? Mpampa 1974: 13 Periptosis 1974: Welcome To Greece No. 5 1977: Agapo Mia Pantremeni 1985: Manos Loizos - Afieroma, Live Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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