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Iconic Greek Pop Singer Dakis Passed Away

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Iconic Greek pop singer Dakis has passed away at the age of 78, his friend Loukila Carrer Plessa confirmed Sunday morning on Twitter.

Στην Αυγή του καλοκαιριού διάλεξες να φύγεις ψυχούλα μου…. Εσύ που μας εκανες να λατρέψουμε τα καλοκαίρια….. τόσα καλοκαίρια…. Ξεκουράσου….θα σ’αγαπω πάντα…

«Αυτό το καλοκαίρι το περίμενα

με δίχως ένα σύννεφο

με δίχως στεναχώρια

Αλλ’ όμως δε με ζέστανε ο ήλιος του” pic.twitter.com/j0h8oMhZmn

— Loukila CarrerPlessa (@loukilacarrer1) May 29, 2022

The Alexandria-born performer kicked off his singing career in 1964, and had since recorded 39 albums and 19 singles in Greek, English and French.

Some of his early hits were the French-language songs Monsieur Cannibal, Tu Veux ou tu veux pas, Mourir ou vivre, and Gaston.

He also spoke Italian, Spanish, and Arabic, which enabled him to perform a vast international repertoire.

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Numerous important collaborations of Dakis in Greece and abroad

He worked with great Greek composers, like Mimis Plessas and Giorgos Katsaros.

In his long career, Dakis collaborated with top international performers and composers, such as the Rolling Stones, Milva, Charles Aznavour, Joe Dassin, Sacha Distel and Demis Roussos.

Alongside his singing career, Dakis appeared in many theatre plays, films and TV shows in Greece, and, of course, performed live residency gigs at the best known night clubs of Athens over the years.

He represented Greece in international singing festivals on numerous occasions, winning prizes and awards.

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