Beloved singer Dakis passes: His life and rich work
The news was made known through her personal Twitter account by the radio producer and wife of renowned musician Mimi Plessas, Lucilla Carrer.
Brasidas Charalambidis was born on August 26th, 1943 in Alexandria, Egypt, while the reason for his artistic name was the caressing "Vrasidaki", as his mother called him when he was young. He was the cousin of the other famous Alexandrian singer, Demis Roussos.
As a student, Dakis started singing.
In 1963, he moved to Greece and almost a year later he started singing in places of entertainment and spectacle and at the same time recorded in 1964 his first album in English entitled "Deep in the heart of Athens".
This was followed by records that immediately became very successful in French, Italian and English. He spoke besides Greek, Arabic, Italian, French and English.
In 1965, replacing Themis Zervas as singer, he became a member of Adam's Boys, later renamed the Playboys.
From 1968 he started a solo career with the great album "Hello, thank you" with the composer K. Xenakis and immediately followed his first collaboration with Mimi Plessas and the timeless hits "Tosa Kalokairia" and "That morning in Kifissia" », Where the response of the audience quickly placed him among the most sought after performers of that time. Plessas, although in another company, identified his talent and put him in the field of Greek cinema.
Since then he has given us unforgettable performances in hundreds of songs, many of which have become hugely successful.
Around 1970, Dakis's name appears in the best secular centers of Athens: Deilina, Fantasia, Fairy, Stars, Diogenes, Athena, Rex and many more. Then he met the Brogier sisters, with whom he collaborated regularly for joint appearances in nightclubs, theatrical performances and television shows.
He also collaborated with many great composers, such as Giannis Spanos, Mimis Plessas, Giorgos Katsaros, Giorgos Manikas, Nikos Lavranos, Giorgos Theodosiadis, Alekos Chrysovergis, Haris Chalkitis, Alexis Papadimitriou etc., as well as most of his great Greek songs. , such as Marinella, Giannis Parios, Aleka Kanellidou, Haris Alexiou, Costas Chatzis, Anna Vissi, Christiana, Bessy Argyraki, Brogier Sisters, Filippos Nikolaou, Paschalis, Manto, Aleka Kanellidou, and others.
Mrs. Carrer-Plessa said goodbye to the famous singer with the following words:
"At the dawn of summer you chose to leave my soul ... You who made us love summers ... so many summers .... Rest .... I will always love you ... forever ... very much. ..
I was looking forward to it this summer
with without a cloud
with no worries.
But his sun did not warm me
because I went through it apart from you ... ».