Loizos Manos

Loizos Manos

Born: 22-10-1937
Died: 17-09-1982
From: Egypt, Aleksandria


He was born on October 22, 1937 in the small village of Ayious Vavatsinias, in the district of Larnaca, Cyprus.[1] His family then moved to Alexandria, Egypt in search of a better life. He moved to Athens at the age of 17 for university studies in pharmacology but soon gave up to concentrate on his musical career. He was a self-taught musician, with no formal musical arts training. His first recordings started in 1963 but he started gaining widespread popularity in 1967.

He died on September 17, 1982 in a hospital in Moscow, Soviet Union. He was well known for his leftist political ideology and was an outspoken critic of the Greek military junta. He was also an active member of the Greek Communist Party. 2007 was declared as the Manos Loizos year in Greece.