Aphrodite's Child

Led by Demis Roussos, Aphrodite's Child found success throughout Europe with pop singles, eventually residing in Paris, France. Their legacy however is the posthumously released psychedelic masterpiece, 666, and its creator, Vangelis.

Founded: 1968

Location: Athens, Greece

Socrates (Drank the Conium)

Greece's premiere rock band

Founded: 1969

Location: Athens, Greece

Website: Socrates Drank The Conium Myspace


Greek multi-instrumentalist Vangelis Papathanassiou was a child prodigy, eventually studying music in Athens. He spent his early career with in the beat band Formix, later forming Aphrodite's Child in 1968. By early 70s, he would emigrate to Paris then London to embark on a solo career, alternating between studio recordings and soundtracks. His earliest studio recordings, Hypothesis and The Dragon, are unauthorized releases that reveal jazz improvisation. Earth was released on the heels of the 666 album, and is a great companion.

Founded: 1943

Location: Volos, Greece