Yannis Spathas Biography
Yannis Spathas was a famous guitarist in Greece. He also counts in founders of the Socrates music band. Yannis Spathas, died on Saturday at the age of 68.
He was born on 30 November 1950 and died on 6 July 2019.
as a guitarist, He learned how to play the small accordion, drums, and the guitar.
Yannis formed the band Persons (1966-1969), with Antonis Tourkogiorgis and Ilias Asvestopoulos, and later on, formed the Socrates band again with Tourkogiorgis.
after the split of the Socrates band, Spathas collaborated as an orchestra and guitarist with artists such as: Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hadjidakis, Maria Farantouri, Yannis Markopoulos, George Dalaras, Haris Alexiou, Manolis Lidakis, Nikos Antypas, Lina Nikolakopoulou, Dionysis Savvopoulos, Manos Loizos, Eleni Karaindrou, and others. He also composed the three albums for Vasilis Lekkas.
In 1999 he launched his first non-public album, in which Haris Alexiou participated in. According to Spathas, his best influences were Jimi Hendrix and Anastasios Chalkias.
During the Socrates er
a, when spathas would play the electric guitar he would be in contrast with Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple.
He is regarded to be one of the most vital guitarists of the Greek rock scene from the late Sixties to the mid-1970s