Vangelis Biography

Vangelis (Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, Greek: Βαγγλης Παπαθανασου) is a world-renowned electronic composer and musician. He was born on March 29, 1943 in Volos, Greece. He is best known for compositions such as the Academy Award-winning 1981 theme to the movie Chariots Of Fire, the entire score to the movie Blade Runner and the themes used in the soundtrack of Carl Sagan's Cosmos. His first musical effort was in the late 60s in his country of birth, a locally popular band called Formynx.

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Short Information
Birth Name
Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou
Birth Date
29 March 1943
Volos, Greece
Piano, synthesizer, keyboards, Hammond organ, drums, percussion
Instrumental|Instrumental music, electronic music, progressive rock, classical music|classical, New Age music|New Age
Composer, musician, record producer, arranger
Years Active
Associated Acts
Aphrodite's Child, Jon & Vangelis, Demis Roussos, Yes (band)|Yes
Universal Music Group|Universal Music, RCA Records, Atlantic Records, Sony Music, Warner Bros. Records, Polydor