Vasilis Karras: The main street of Kokkinohori was renamed after the legendary singer

Vasilis Karras

The main street of Kokkinohori Kavala will be renamed Vasilis Karras Street.

The decision to rename the main street of Kokkinohori to "Vasilis Karras Steet" was received by the municipal council of the Municipality of Pangaios as a minimal tribute to the artist.

The popular singer who recently lost his battle with cancer loved his hometown, Kokkinohori Kavala, so much that he asked for his body to be buried in his village next to his parents.

Karras was particularly loved in Kokkinohori, with its residents having named the village's central square after him. The singer had even contributed financially to create necessary and important projects in the area.

The decision to rename the main street of Kokkinohori to "Vasilis Karras Street", taken by the municipal council of the Municipality of Pangaios, is considered a small tribute to the legend of Greek music.

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.

Karras 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.

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

Karras died on Christmas Eve, 2023.

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