He was born in Agia Moni, a district of Trikala - from where his mother came from - on April 2, 1948. He grew up without his father, whom he knew at 29 years old. By the age of 16 he thought he had been killed in the Civil War, when a letter came out saying he was living in Romania. His father was from a village of Karditsa, Kappa.

From a young age he worked in the summers to help his family financially. First as a waiter at his uncle's tavern and then on wood chopping ribbons. After his third year of high school in 1964, he moved to Athens to live with his uncle on Acharnon Street. Before finishing high school, he began working as a singer. He was usually called a small bloke because of his origin from Thessaly.

At the same time, it was organized in the Labrador Youth as it had already been politicized early, accepting threats that it would not let him study because of his leftist backgrounds.

He was a KKE voter.

Career

At the same age, at the urging of Gregory Bithikotsis, whom he met at a gathering of his uncle's company, in which he sang, he visited Columbia. There Takis Lambropoulos met George Zambetas, next to whom he would work in "Early Days". Zabeta mentions him as his great teacher and second father. As he has stated, "Zabetas is the only person in the song who helped me without waiting for anything. I got something with all my other coworkers and I gave something "[citation needed]. In 1966 Mittropanos accidentally meets Mikis Theodorakis for the first time and performs, in place of another artist who was then ill, parts of "Romeosini" and "Axion Esti" at a series of concerts in Greece and Cyprus.

In 1967, Mitropanos recorded his first 45th album, with the song "Thessaloniki". It had been preceded by the recording of the song "Lost Easter", which was censored by Junda and was never released. His collaboration with the record label MINOS-EMI was significant, with which he made a second great career.

In the course of the folk artist's roadmap, in 1972 there was an important station: the composer Dimos Moutsis and the poet-poet Manos Eleftheriou released "Saint February", with performers Mitropanos and Petros Salontas a seminal Greek musician. . In July 1999, Mitropanos and Moutsis will be back on stage at Herodion with Dimitra Galanis and soprano Julia Suglakou for two music nights as part of the Athens Festival. These concerts are recorded live and released on a double CD two months later. Following is George Katsaros 'Road to Kythera and George Hatzinasios' The Synaxaries, works of high quality but also of great popularity in Greek society.

During his long career in Greek song, Dimitris Mitropanos collaborated with the most popular creators of both folk and artistic song. George Zambetas, Mikis Theodorakis, Municipality of Moutsis, Apostolos Kaldaras, Lakis Papadopoulos, Marios Tokas, Spyros Papavassiliou, Takis Mousafiris ("We The Two" etc.), Christos Nikoupoulos (Christos Papoulos) ("Mitropanos sings Spano") were the composers he joined professionally, building a career intertwined with Greek folk music tradition until the late 1980s.

His participation in the recordings of Lakis Papadopoulos (with the song "To Avenge Me") and Nikos Portokaloglou ("I'm Closing Up I'm Coming") at that time highlight the wide range of his performances and herald a turn in his way of interpretation will lead to a series of recordings that have greatly changed the concept of good modern folk song. Collaborations with Marios Tokas and Philippe Grapsa ("Our National Loneliness" in 1992 and "Coming to a Sun" in 1994) combine popular texture and emotion with the deepest meaning of lyrics and the use of more sophisticated words. At the same time, the resonance of songs in society and commercial success highlight these creations as tools and symptoms of the evolution of Greek society. Since 1992, after his collaboration with Marios Tokas, Mitropanos has been established in the Pantheon of Greek singers.

The very important collaboration with Thanos Mikroutsikos in 1996, in the album "In the Century Tin Paraga", in lyrics by Alkis Alkaiou, Kostas Lachas, Lina Nikolakopoulou and Giorgos Kakoulides, turns the performer into even more "artistic" tracks identity of the layman. After 1996 and his most successful collaboration in Greek Discography, Mitropanos is recognized as the National Voice of Greece!

Mitropanos continues on the same paths, with songs by Mikroutsikos, Korakaki, Moukidis, Papadimitriou and more. in the second half of the 1990's and early 2000's. From Thessaloniki's latest work, "Tell Me My True One" features music by Stefanos Korcolis and lyrics by Eleanas Vrachali and Nikos Moraitis, but also the live recording " And Zebekiko ", from the program - ode to Greek national dance, along with Themis Adamantides and Dimitris Basis, as well as the album" In Diapasson ", which contains 12 popular songs and a ballad. Among the songs on the album stands out the song "I Eduardo" by Yiannis Milioka, which was written for the performer's return to the discography after a serious health problem.

Dimitris Mitropanou's latest recordings were the live recording of his concert at Herodion (September 2009), consisting of 2 CDs entitled "The Songs of My Life", and the album "Here We Are" with songs by Stamatis Kraakis by himself, Lina Nikolakopoulou, Manos Eleftherios, Lakis Lazopoulos and a poem by Kostis Palamas.

In June 2012, the album features a tribute to composer Mario Tokas entitled "Red Sun" featuring Dimitris Mitropanos with three songs ("Loneliness The Slaves", "Write My Something", "There Are Something"). ). These songs in Tokyo music are the last ones recorded by Dimitris Mitropanos and even a few days before his death. His great, timeless successes were the songs "I Look For You In Salonika", "Always Laughing", "Rosa", "Ta Ladadika". He has been a fan of LSPP, maintaining excellent relationships with fans of all teams.

Throughout his great career in Greek singing, the lead singer has toured the US, Asia, South Africa, Sweden, Germany, Russia and many more with great success.

Death

On April 17, 2012, Dimitris Mitropanos was transferred to the Health Hospital with acute diarrhea syndrome and vomiting. There he developed pulmonary edema and was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit, where he left his last breath at 11:00 in the morning. The media with extraordinary conversions to their programs paid tribute, broadcasting songs and videos of his most successful performances, as well as statements by many who worked with him.

His funeral was held on April 19, 2012 at the First Cemetery of Athens, while his body was found early in the morning at the cemetery chapel (Agios Lazaros), where friends, relatives and thousands of ordinary people attended a farewell party (45 thousand). ). He died at the age of 64. He was married to Venia Mitrophanou, with whom he had two daughters.

Discography

1967: 45-speed discs

1970: Popular Parade.

1971: Dimitris Mitropanos (PHILIPS 6331026 LP-CD), his first album. In five songs Spyros Papavassiliou music, three by George Zambetas and Akis Panou, two by George Manisalis.

1971: Agios February (PHILIPS 6331028 LP-CD), music by Mousis, lyrics by Manos Eleftheriou. Sing by Dimitris Mitropanos and Petris Salpea.

1973: The Road to Kythera (PHILIPS 6331052 LP-CD), music by George Katsaros, lyrics by Elias Lymberopoulos. Sing by Dimitris Mitropanos and Christiana.

1974: Funeral Dialogues (PHILIPS 6331065 LP-CD), music by Mimis Plessas, lyrics by Costas Virvos. Singing by Dimitris Mitropanos, Antonis Kalogiannis, George Marinos, Lissa, Leland Lykiardopoulou, Paschalis, Spyros Vlassopoulos, Katiana Balanika.

1974: Lady-Life (PHILIPS 6331066 LP-CD), his second album. In six songs Spyros Papavassiliou music and lyrics by Tasos Economou. Three more songs by Takis Mousafiri, two with music by George Katsaros.

1975: Scorpio Sheets (PHILIPS 9112002 LP-CD), music by Apostolos Kaldaras, lyrics by Tsotis Tsotou. Sing by Dimitris Mitropanos and Christiana.

1976: Laika '76 (PHILIPS 6331089 LP-CD), his third album, with songs by Takis Mousafiri and Spyros Papavassiliou-Tassos Economou.

1976: Concrete Faces (PHILIPS 9112006 LP), music by George Katsaros, lyrics by Elias Lymberopoulos. Sing by Dimitris Mitropanos and Rena Always.

1977: The Children of Piazza (POLYDOR 2421104 LP), songs from a theatrical performance with lyrics by Costas Karagiannis, Nikos Kampani and Rouli Makridis and music by George Katsaros. Singing by Dimitris Mitropanos, Nelly Ginini, Nikos Dadinopoulos, Doukissa, Costas Karousakis, Charoula Lambraki, Giannis Dounias, Pizza Papadopoulou, Vicky Pappa, Nikos Rizos and Rita Sakellariou.

1977: Eros Laika (PHILIPS 6331105 LP-CD), his fourth album, with songs by Takis Mousafiri and Spyros Papavassiliou-Tassos Economou.

1979: Complaint (PHILIPS 6331133 LP-CD), his fifth album. Six songs with lyrics by Manos Koufianaki. Music by Spyros Papavassiliou (3), Takis Mousafiri (3), and two by Stelios Zafiriou, Doros Georgiadis, Nikos Karahalios.

1979: 14 Zeibekika (PHILIPS 6331152 LP), collection of his songs.

1980: Folk of Today (PHILIPS 6483201 LP), the Mitropanos in songs by Takis Mousafiri and Spyros Papavassiliou-Tassos Economou.

1980: Portrait (PHILIPS 6483255 LP), collection of his songs.

1981: The Synaxaries (PHILIPS 6483285 LP-CD), with Mitropanos in music by George Hadjinasios. The lyrics in seven songs by Michalis Bourboulis, two by Manos Eleftherios, and even Manos Koufianakis and Kyriakos Doumos.

1981: The People of the Night (PHILIPS 6483331), with Dimitris Mitropanos, Doukissa and Rita Sakellariou. Old folk in orchestra Takis Musafiri.

1982: The 14 Butchers (PHILIPS 6483367 LP), a collection of his songs.

1983: Folk Moments (PHILIPS 811384 LP), music by Spyros Papavassiliou, lyrics by Lakis Teaseis and Nikos Brettos.

1984: The Picasso Saturdays (PHILIPS 818055 LP-CD), music by Mikis Theodorakis, lyrics by Lefteris Papadopoulos. Second voices are Haris Alexiou.

1984: Laika of Night No 2 (PHILIPS 818800 LP), with Dimitris Mitropanos, Doukissa, Rita Sakellariou, Katerina Stannis and Christopher. Old folk in orchestra Takis Musafiri.

1984: When They Tell Them (PHILIPS 824236 LP), songs by Apostolos Kaldara with Dimitris Mitropanos and Katerina Stanisis.

1984: Another Day (POLYDOR 825237 LP), songs by Takis Mousafiri with Dimitris Mitropanos, Antonis Kalogiannis, Elpida, Dimitris Kontolazos, Soula Martinis, Katerina Stanisis and Christoforos.

1985: 15 Years of Mittrophanos (PHILIPS 824525 LP), a collection of 28 songs from 1971 to 1984.

1985: Our Nights (PHILIPS 826009 LP-CD), music by Stavros Kougioumtzis, lyrics by Lakis Teasis.

1985: For Children.

1986: The Holidays.

1986: Love My Unborn (PHILIPS 830417 LP-CD), songs by Takis Mousafiri.

1986: The Inevitable.

1987: Four + One (MINOS 676 LP-CD), album by the Athenian Company with the participation of Dimitris Mitropanos in "Performance".

1987: A New Man (MINOS 689 LP-CD), music by Alekos Chrysobergis, lyrics by Spyros Yatras. In the second voices Voula Karahaliou.

1987: 16 of My Most Beautiful Songs (PHILIPS 832155 LP), collection.

1987: Our Own Song (POLYDOR 833840 LP), music by Spyros Papavassiliou, lyrics by Lakis Tease, song by Dimitris Mitropanos, Dimitris Kontolazos, Katerina Stanisi.

1988: New Colors (MINOS 714 LP-CD), songs by Takis Mousafiri with Dimitris Mitropanos, Stratos Dionyssiou, Pitsa Papadopoulou, Paschali Terzi, Sofia Amfietzis and Thanassis Komninos.

1988: Ela Gorilaki (MINOS 716 LP), a record by Lakis Papadopoulos with Dimitris Mitropanos in "To Avenge You".

1988: His Greatest Successes (MINOS 15029 CD), collection.

1989: We the Two (MINOS 772 LP-CD), songs by Takis Mousafiri.

1989: Before Night Ends (PHILIPS 842226 LP-CD), his song collection.

1990: 20 Great Successes (PHILIPS 842728 LP-CD), collection of songs.

1990: You Say It With Love (MINOS 853 LP-CD), music by Spyros Papavassiliou.

1991: Raise My Soul Raise My Dance (EMI 170439 LP-CD), a album by Nikos Portokaloglou with Dimitris Mitropanos's "Closing and Coming".

1991: Dawn (WEA 175086 LP-CD), a album by Glyceria featuring Dimitris Mitrophanos in "I Love You".

1991: I Want To Be Here (AKTI 468918 LP-CD), a disc by Paschalis Terzis featuring Dimitris Mitropanos in "The Night's Friend".

1991: At The Xenichtika of Your Hug (MINOS 920 LP-CD), songs by Thanassis Polykandriotis with Dimitris Mitropanos, Eleni Vitali, Strato Dionysiou, Kiki Louka, Thanassis Komninos.

1991: A Night in Lycabettus (MINOS 934/5 LP-CD), recording of Mitrophan's concert on September 16, 1990. George Merantzas participates.

1991: Take Decisions (MINOS 949 LP-CD), music by Christos Nikolopoulos, lyrics by Lefteris Papadopoulos. Glyceria is the second voice.

1992: Our National Loneliness (EMI 170459 LP-CD), with music by Marios Tokas. The lyrics are by Philippe Grapsa (4), Saranti Alivizatou (2), Anna Argyrou (2), Costas Fasoulas, Yannis Pariou.

1992: Glyceria in Lycabettus (WEA 177245 LP-CD), recording of her concert. Dimitris Mitropanos, Giannis Vogiatzis, Giannis Miliokas participate.

1992: The Great Successes (POLYSTAR 514246 LP-CD), a collection of 28 songs.

1993: Paizon (EMI 78988 LP-CD), album by the Athenian Company with Dimitris Mitropanos in "Your Life is My Death" and "One Night Still".

1993: Gemini Twins (EMI 78992 LP-CD), album by Alekas Kanellidou. Dimitris Mitropanos with her in the title song.

1993: Mitropanos Sings Spano (EMI 80136 LP-CD), music by Giannis Spanos, lyrics by Philippe Grapsas.

1994: Anxious Look (MINOS 80365 LP-CD), participation of Mitrophanos in Manto's record.

1994: 24 Zeibekika (PHILIPS 526380 LP-CD), a collection of 24 songs from 1971 to 1986.

1994: A Part of a Sun (EMI 80615 LP-CD), with songs by Marios Tokas and lyrics by Philippe Grapsa. Kostas Hatzichristodoulou participates.

1995: The 45's by Dimitris Mitrophanos (PHILIPS 528096 LP-CD), a collection of 24 songs recorded from 1967 to 1971.

1995: I Have An Intuition (RCA 28631 LP-CD), album by Stephen Korkolis. Mitrophanos with him in "Some Times".

1996: 30 Years D. Mitropanos.

1996: The People of One Life.

1996: ZOMM '96.

1996: 16 Butchers.

1996: The Erotic.

1996: My First Songs / 1967-1975.

1996: The Best.

1996: In the Century of Paraga. Music: Thanos Mikroutsikos, Lyrics: A. Alkaios, G. Kakoulidis, K. Lachas, L. Nikolakopoulou.

1997: Look Up in Our Dreams.

1998: The Great People.

1998: Love & Escape.

1999: Edelweiss. Music: Marios Tokas. Lyrics: Alkis Alkaios.

2001: In The Soul Below.

2002: Famagusta King. Mariu Tokas (participation in 4 songs).

2003: I'll Be Here.

2004: There Is And Zebekiko.

2005: Tell Me Your True One.

2007: For the Heart of an Angel.

2008: In Crossroads.

2009: The Songs of My Life;

2010: Like a Shipwreck Join Vasilis Papakonstantinou's Discography The Game is Played

2011: Here We Are. Music: Stamatis Krounakis. Lyrics: Stamatis, Lina Nikolakopoulou, Lakis Lazopoulos and Kostis Palamas (poetry).

2012: Sun Red. Marios Tokas (participation with 3 songs).

2012: No Epilogue. 5 songs from the forthcoming album he was preparing with Minos Matsas, accompanied by a small novel about the life and career of the singer by Ulysses Ioannou.

2014: Secretly. Unreleased live recordings.

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