March 29, 1943 in Thessalia
Greek composer of electronic, new age and classical
Vangelis (Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, Greek: Βαγγέλης Παπαθανασίου) is a world-renowned electronic composer and musician. He was born on 29 March 1943 in Volos, Greece. He is best known for compositions such as the Academy Award-winning 1981 theme to the movie Chariots Of Fire, the entire score to the movie Blade Runner and the themes used in the soundtrack of Carl Sagan's Cosmos. His first musical effort was circa 1961 in his country of birth, a locally popular band called Formynx. He then moved to paris and formed the more internationally-known band Aphrodite's Child with Demis Roussos and Lucas Sideras.