Vangelis Brother, Meet Nico Papathanassiou


Vangelis was a Greek musician and composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, and orchestral music.

Solo projects involving Vangelis appeared in film, television, and theater between 1970 and 1974. Following Henry Chapier’s Sex Power (1970), he composed the music for Salut, Jerusalem (1972), Amore (1974), and other works.


As a result of a series of London jam sessions in 1971, two albums were published in 1978 without Vangelis’ permission: Hypothesis and The Dragon. Vangelis was able to have them removed through legal proceedings.

Fais que ton rêve soit plus long que la nuit, French for Make Your Dream Last Longer Than the Night, was his first solo album released in 1972.

As a show of support for the students during the 1968 French student uprisings, Vangelis composed a “poème symphonique.”

With news clips and protest songs, portions of the song’s lyrics were inspired by the riots’ graffiti on the walls.

L’Apocalypse des animaux was the title of a Vangelis soundtrack CD for a 1970 wildlife documentary series by Frédéric Rossif (1973).

Henry Chapier’s film Amore was likewise soundtracked by Vangelis’ work (1973).

Vangelis Brother, Meet Nico Papathanassiou

Greek composer Vangelis was born alongside one sibling. He had a brother named Nico Papathanassiou.

Nico from a stroke on 1st August 2014, at the Hospital of Volos (Greece), where he had been hospitalized.

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