Loukianos Kilaidonis

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Loukianos Kilaidonis
Loukianos Kilaidonis at Syriza.jpeg
Loukianos Kilaidonis sings at a Syriza festival in Kotzia Square in Athens
Born(1943-07-15)15 July 1943
Died7 February 2017(2017-02-07) (aged 73)
Marousi, Greece
Occupationcomposer, versifier, singer
Known forcontemporary folk, lightfolk and ragtime music
Notable work
Our city (1970)

Loukianos Kilaidonis (Greek: Λουκιανός Κηλαηδόνης; 15 July 1943 – 7 February 2017) was a Greek composer, songwriter and singer.


Kilaidonis was born at Kypseli, Athens. He studied at the Lycée Léonin of Patissia. He then studied architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki for 2 years and afterwards returned to Athens where he finished his studies at the National Technical University of Athens. He never did work in architecture because he started a career in music. His first work was the album Our city in 1970. Two years later he made the album Red Thread with Nikos Gatsos and the singers Manolis Mitsias and Dimitra Galani.

Kilaidonis died in hospital on 7 February 2017 due to either heart disease[1] or heart failure resulting from a respiratory infection.[2] He was 73.[3]


  1. ^ "'Lonely cowboy' crooner Loukianos Kilaidonis dies". Kathimerini. 7 February 2017. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  2. ^ Chrysopoulos, Philip (7 February 2017). "Greek Music Legend Loukianos Kilaidonis Dies at 74". GreekReporter. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  3. ^ "Music legend Loukianos Kilaidonis passes away at the age of 74". Keep Talking Greece. 7 February 2017. Retrieved 2017-02-15.