Triantafyllos Pantelidis on Vasilis Karras: "He was a second father for Pantelis"

Pantelis Pantelidis Vasilis Karras

Triantafyllos Pantelidis spoke about the death of Vasilis Karras and who he was to his brother.

The brother of Pantelis Pantelidis spoke on the show "Super Katerina" and explained how much love his brother and Vasilis Karras had for each other..

"All of Greece is shocked. Huge artist, huge man. He has left his mark on the entire Greek discography and beyond. He was a second father for Pantelis," he said, adding: "Just as Karras used to say about my brother that he is his son".

He then said: “Immense love and mutual respect for each other. Of course, I had met him. We had also done a big concert with Konstantinos Pantelidis in Israel. The greatest artist in the discography, teacher, father."

Who was 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.

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