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    Vangelis Biography

    NOTE: If credited as Evangelos Papathanassiou or any other name with Papathanassiou, please use that entry!

    Born on March 29, 1943 in Volos, Greece, Vangelis started writing music when he was 4 and performed his first live concert at age 6.

    In the sixties, he was a founding member of Aphrodite's Child ('Rain and Tears', 'End of the World', etc.), along with Demis Roussos and Lucas Sideras.

    A talented composer and musician, Vangelis is famous for composing soundtracks to films such as 'Blade Runner', 'Chariots Of Fire' and '1492: Conquest Of Paradise'.

    To date, Vangelis has made over 30 albums, many of them collaborations.

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