Dimitris Mitropanos

Mitropanos lived in his native town of Trikala in northwest Thessalia till the age of sixteen, starting his musical career in 1964.   He worked with a number of the most effective famous Greek composers, like Mikis Theodorakis, Stavros Xarhakos, Giorgos Zabetas, Manos Hatzidakis, Marios Tokas and Thanos Mikroutsikos, and was one amongst the top performers of Greek genre for over four decades.

From an early age Mitropanos worked summers to assist his family financially. initial as a waiter in his uncle’s edifice and later at ribbon cutting wood. after the third grade of junior high school, in 1964, he visited his uncle in Athens, before finishing highschool he began operating as a singer.   At identical age, after the encouragement of Grigoris Bithikotsis, which he met at a gathering at his uncle’s that he sang. In 1967, Mitropanos recorded his initial 7″ single “Thessaloniki.” This followed the recording of “Chameni Paschalia”, a song that was expurgated by the Greek camp and so never released.   In a long career within the Greek music business, Dimitris Mitropanos collaborated with leading artists of the Laïko and Éntekhno music, building a career tangled with the Laïko tradition, till the late Nineteen Eighties.

On seventeen april 2012, Mitropanos was rush to the Igia Athens hospital when he suffered a attack earlier that morning. He had sleep disorder and showed signs of a respiratory organ dropsy, from that he died of in a while that day. He was buried in initial burial site of Athens, not far from the singer Rita Sakellariou. Mitropanos was survived by his 2 daughters and his married person, Venia.

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