Jenny Vanou: one of the greatest Greek singers. The woman with the incredible crystal clear voice. The woman who was called “The Voice”. The ‘muse’ for many Greek composers. The star of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Jenny Vanou passed away at the age of 75 after long battle with cancer, five days before her birthday.
She sang songs of major Greek composers like Plessas, Theodorakis, Mouzakis, Iakovidis and others.
my favorite: if love is a sin….
Jenny Vanou was born on February 10th 1939 in Athens. Her real name was Eygenia Vraxnou.
She was originally intended to study at the Physics Faculty, but after she met with composer Mimis Plessas, whom he considered her mentor, she decided to become a singer. She participated to exams at the Greek National Broadcasting Corporation. She began her career in 1959 as a singer in the orchestra of Greek public radio ERT.
The beat of the 60’s
Before audience she sang for the first time in 1964 at the Music Festivla of Thessaloniki, where the song Plessas ‘Now’ won the first prize.
During her career she had won prizes in Spain, Poland and former UdSSR.
At the end of the 1970’s she started to sing “laika”.
Greek classic: To Minore tiw Avgis (Dawn’s minor key) with English subtitles
Dozens of songs with the incredible voice, unforgettable performances.
Farewell, Jenoula, Rest in Peace.
PS OMG I could keep uploading Vanous’ song all through the day….
Jenny Vanou & Yiannis Vogiatsis : I want to stay with you