Vasilis Karras: Restaurants in Thessaloniki will play only his songs for 3 days

Vasilis Karras

"As a small tribute to the lord of the popular music scene, Vasilis Karras," restaurants in Thessaloniki will play only songs of the beloved singer for three days.

The Association of Restaurant Grillers Cafe Bars of Thessaloniki made the relevant decision to endlessly play Vasilis Karras, as reported by Thestival.

This is a proposal to all restaurant owners to play the songs of Vasilis Karras, who "passed away" on Christmas Eve, on the speakers of their stores as a sign of mourning.

The announcement in detail:

"As a minimum tribute to the Lord, the Thessaloniki restaurant has decided and informed its members that ONLY Vasilis Karras will be playing in any stores that are possible on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. HAPPY JOURNEY, ARCHONTA."

Vasilis Karras died on Sunday afternoon after fighting cancer, while in the last few days, he had been diagnosed with coronavirus and was hospitalised.

Vasilis Karras

The funeral of the beloved singer will take place in his hometown, Kokkinohori Kavala, which was also his last wish. On Tuesday, December 26, at 9 a.m., the Viewing will take place at the Holy Church of God of Wisdom until one in the afternoon.

The funeral service take place on Wednesday at noon in his hometown, Kokkinochori, where he will be buried.

The family wishes that people donate to the “Flame” Association of Parents of Children with Neoplastic Diseases instead of bringing wreaths.

Who was Vasilis Karras?

Vasilis Karras

Vasilis Karras was born in Kokkinochori, Kavala, and at the age of 10, he went with his family to Thessaloniki. In 1969, at 16, he made his first musical appearance at the nightclub “Prosfygas” in Evosmos, Thessaloniki.

At the same time, he worked as a car mechanic, his second great love after singing. He had also worked in the engine room of OSE in Thessaloniki, a fact reflected in his song “Ego agapi mou, ego”.

He started his professional career in Thessaloniki. The records have gone gold and platinum, while his most tremendous commercial success was the record “You Made Me a Tramp”, which sold over 180,000 copies, with lyrics and music by Michalis Rakintzis.

He had collaborated with composers and lyricists, such as Dimitris Rakitzis Foivos, George Theofanous, Alekos Chrysovergis and Spyros Giatras, Evi Droutsa, Panos Falaras, Christos Dantes, Kyriakos Papadopoulos and Ilias Filippou, Michalis Hatzigiannis, Christos Nikolopoulos and many others.

He had done duets with many singers, such as Marianthi Kefala, Pyx Lax, Konstantina, Angela Dimitriou, Tolis Voskopoulos, Nikos Zoidakis, Kaiti Garbi, Despina Vandi, Elli Kokkinu, Irini Merkouri, Paola, Pantelis Pantelidis as well as with George Kakosao.

He had worked with most of them in live programs. He was also a composer and lyricist and had written songs for many Greek singers.

Vasilis Karras

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