[b] NOTE: If credited as [a=Evangelos Papathanassiou] or any other name with Papathanassiou, please use that entry![/b]
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. He started his career as a member of The Forminx.
In the sixties, he was a founding member of [a=Aphrodite's Child] ('Rain and Tears', 'End of the World', etc.), along with [a=Demis Roussos] and [a=Lucas Sideras].
A talented composer, producer 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.