Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou (born 29 March 1943), professionally known as Vangelis is a Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, rock and orchestral music He is best known for his Academy Award winning score for the film Chariots of Fire Chariots of Fire as well as the score for Ridley Scott’s iconic film Blade Runner (a dispute with the studio caused Vangelis to withhold permission to use his music for some time).
Vangelis began his professional musical career working with several popular bands of the 1960s such as The Forminx and Aphrodite’s Child, with the latter’s album 666 going on to be recognized as a psychedelic classic
Throughout the 1970s, Vangelis composed music scores for several animal documentaries and the success of these scores brought him into the film-scoring mainstream. In the early 1980s, Vangelis formed a musical partnership with Jon Anderson, the lead singer of progressive rock band Yes, and…
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