Monday, June 22, 1970

Musical Artist - Vangelis

Vangelis (1943-Present) is the stage name of Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, a Greek composer of electronic-oriented music. Vangelis is best known for his ethereal soundtracks for movies like Chariots of Fire, Alexander, and Blade Runner, and television shows like Cosmos. Despite being such a prominent composer, having released more than fifty albums of music, Vangelis spent most of his career unable to read music. After performing as part of several different groups for much of the nineteen-sixties, he struck out on his own as a solo artist in 1973 with the album Earth. In 1981, he wrote the score of the movie Chariots of Fire, for which he won an Academy Award.

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