When the military putsched in Greece, songs by Mikis Theodorakis brought fighting spirit to every corner. He turns 95 on July 29.
Mikis Theodorakis at a concert in Gottingen in 1977 Photo: Imago Stock&people
Greek primeval rock, musical genius, living legend, folk hero, opportunist and also traitor – Theodorakis has been given numerous titles in the course of his long life. Musically, he is considered an undisputed genius – but his political commitment has repeatedly brought him into criticism. He turns 95 on Wednesday.