Dionysis Savvopoulos, 2007.
Dionysis Savvopoulos ( Greek: Διονύσης Σαββόπουλος) (born 2 December 1944) is a prominent Greek music composer, lyricist, and singer. [1 ]
Savvopoulos was born in the city of
Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. In 1963, he moved to Athens, dropping out of his law studies in the Aristotle University in order to concentrate on music making. [2 ]
He met great success since his early days as a musician and soon became very popular in
Greece, but also abroad. Ηe mixed American musicians like Bob Dylan and Frank Zappa with Macedonian folk music and politically incisive lyrics.
Savvopoulos has been noted for being politically active throughout his career in music. In 1967, Savvopoulos was imprisoned for his political convictions by the
Greek military junta of 1967-1974, led by the dictator George Papadopoulos.
Most of his songs are written by himself (both lyrics and music). He is still singing but no longer composing (since his last CD "The Millennium"). Throughout his career, he has sung
Greek rock, Laïko (people's music) and Rebetika.
Personal life [ edit ]
He is married to Aspasia Arapidou. They have two sons, Kornilios and Romanos.
Discography [ edit ]
Studio albums [ edit ]
Fortigho (Φορτηγό; Truck) 1969
To perivoli tou trelou (Το περιβόλι του τρελού; Τhe Fool's Garden) 1970
Ballos (Μπάλλος) 1972
Vromiko psomi (Βρόμικο ψωμί; Dirty Bread) 1975
Deka chronia kommatia (Δέκα χρόνια κομμάτια; Ten Years' Pieces) 1976
Happy day, soundtrack for the eponymous film by Pantelis Voulgaris 1977
Acharnaes (Αχαρνείς, Ο Αριστοφάνης που γύρισε από τα θυμαράκια; Acharneis, Aristophanes who came back from the dead) 1979
Rezerva (Η Ρεζέρβα; The Spare) 1983
Trapezakia exo (Τραπεζάκια έξω; Tables Out) 1989
To kourema (Το κούρεμα; The haircut) 1994
Mi petaxis tipota (Μη πετάξεις τίποτα; Don't Throw Away Nothing) 1996
Parartima A (Παράρτημα Α'; Appendix A) 1997
To xenodochio (Το ξενοδοχείο; The Hotel) 1999
O chronopios (Ο Xρονοποιός; The time-maker) 2008
O Samanos (Ο Σαμάνος; The Shaman), with Thanassis Papakonstantinou
Live recordings [ edit ]
Ikosi chronia dromos (Είκοσι χρόνια δρόμος: ζωντανές ηχογραφήσεις; 20 years' Road: Live Recordings) 1988
O kyrios Savvopoulos efcharisti ton kyrio Hadjidaki kai tha 'rthi opposdipote (Ο κύριος Σαββόπουλος ευχαριστεί τον κύριο Χατζιδάκι και θα 'ρθει όπωσδηποτε; Mr. Savvopoulos Thanks Mr. Hadjidakis And Will Definitely Attend) 1990
Anadromi 63-89 (Αναδρομή 63-89; Retrospective 63-89) 2001
Savvorama (Σαββόραμα) 2007
O pyrinas (Ο πυρήνας; The Nucleus)
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