Bithikotsis Grigoris

He was born in Peristeri on December 11, 1922, from a poor family, he initially worked as a plumber and at the same time played the guitar. He was the youngest child in a family of eight. In December he hid in a well in his house in Peristeri, later he went as a soldier in 1945 until 1947 where he participated in the orchestra of Makronissos in order to entertain the officers. As an escort soldier of prisoners, in a transfer of leftists in 1948 he met Mikis Theodorakis with whom he collaborated. In 1967 he sang the junta anthem with Vicky Moscholou despite the strong protests of Theodorakis for not doing so.

He had two marriages and had 3 children. His son, Grigoris, who bears his father’s name, also became a singer. Grigoris Bithikotsis passed away after a short period of hospitalization, on April 7, 2005 at the age of 82.