Agathonas Iakovidis

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Agathonas Iakovidis
Αγάθωνας Ιακωβίδης
Agáthonas Iakovídis - Greece - Eurovision 2013 - Crop.jpg
Agathonas Iakovidis, Eurovision 2013
Background information
Birth name Agathonas Iakovidis
Also known as Agathonas
Born (1955-01-02) January 2, 1955 (age 59)
Origin Langadas, Thessaloniki, Greece
Genres Rebetiko, folk
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, baglama, baglamas, oud, bouzouki, mandolin, mandola, tzoura
Years active 1971–present
Website http://www.agathonas.gr/

Agathonas Iakovidis (Greek: Αγάθωνας Ιακωβίδης) is a Greek folk singer of rebetiko style. He represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with Koza Mostra and the song "Alcohol Is Free".[1][2]

Career[edit]

Agathonas Iakovidis was born in Evangelismos in 1955. His parents were refugees from Asia Minor. He was a self-educated student. Agathonas has been involved professionally in music since 1973. After a few years, he released his first CD in 1977. Since then, many new CDs have been released by Iakovidis.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
NL
[3]
2013 "Alcohol Is Free"
(Koza Mostra featuring Agathonas Iakovidis)
95 Non-album single

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roxburgh, Gordon (18 February 2013). "Koza Mostra & Agathonas Iakovidis to represent Greece". European Broadcasting Union. 
  2. ^ Montebello, Edward (18 February 2013). "Koza Mostra feat. Agathonas to represent Greece in Malmö". esctoday.com. 
  3. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Agathon Lakovidis". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).