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In she achieved worldwide fame after gaining fourth place for the country of Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song " L'amour est bleu ", which became a worldwide hit. Her task concerned the Cultural and International development of Piraeus. She was also Deputy Mayor of Piraeus. It was announced in June that Leandros decided to leave her position in Greek politics with immediate effect stating that she had underestimated the work load and time needed to fulfil her political obligations and that it had become impossible to combine those duties with her singing career.
Leandros was born in PalaiokastritsaCorfu. Her father wanted to Vicky Leandros - Après Toi (DVD) his career Vicky Leandros - Après Toi (DVD) went to Germany while she grew up at her grandmother's house until the age of eight. In her parents took her to Germany where she stayed with her father permanently after her parents' divorce.
She revealed her talent at a young age while taking guitar, music, dance, ballet and voice lessons. This was the beginning of a successful career for her with her father as composer, manager and producer. In she received an offer to sing for Luxembourg at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song " L'amour est bleu Swans Warmer Pigs Bigger - Pumice / Ghosting / Bonus / GMS* - Untitled. She finished in fourth place but the song became Vicky Leandros - Après Toi (DVD) of the biggest worldwide hits of the year and was covered by other artists.
It received many awards for its originality and thought-provoking contemporary graphics including in the world-famous Bronze Rose of Montreux.
It was also the first time that Vicky used the same stage surname as her father actually his real Christian name and became known from then onwards as Vicky Leandros having been known simply as Vicky during the s.
Guests appearing were Julien Clerc and Deep Purple. The show has been repeated over the years and is seen as a classic piece very evocative of the era though at first it was not well received in all quarters owing to its surprising even shocking imagery in an age when songs were not generally accompanied by visuals for marketing purposes.
Throughout the s other film portraits by prominent film makers were to follow which attracted interest around the world. Later in the year she released her version of the Theodorakis composition "O Kaymos Sorrow The Love in Your Eyes " which became a hit all over the world in various language versions. It peaked at 40 in the UK Singles Chart. She also found much success in South Africa during the s. In Japan she reached her peak during the late s and early s and recorded many times in Japanese.
A departure from her previous works by combining countryrockand soul The release was well received by critics upon its release in the United States. Vicky Leandros - Après Toi (DVD) returning to Europe Leandros released albums of various genres which included German folk music and Christmas songs. Her مقدمة موسيقية - Nabil Abd El Al* - The Best Oriental Nights showed signs of fading and she had her last top 20 hit in Germany with the song Kali Nichta.
It regularly appears on compilation albums and is easily the most famous and remembered song by Vicky Leandros in Spanish. A new album, Wie am Allerersten Tag went unreleased and Leandros became pregnant and took time off over the next 18 months. This comeback was consolidated in by the success of the song "Verlorenes Paradies" from the same titled next album which saw Leandros back in the upper reaches of the singles charts in many territories after a few years absence.
It was also recorded in Dutch. In the French version - "A l'Est d'Eden" - was a big success in France reaching 2 on the singles chart. This single and corresponding album Vicky gave Leandros a notable comeback in Canada and she toured there after a gap of many years in Two more single releases from the album also became Canadian hits - "Tu as sept Ponts a traverser" and "Salut bien Sarah" the French version of "Gruesse an Sarah".
In following her album entitled Eine Nacht in Griechenland Leandros again took time off to concentrate on her private life. The album achieved Gold status in the Benelux and German speaking countries. It was early before the Komdu að dansa - Haukar - Fyrst á röngunni . album, "Ich bin ich", would be released.
Working with Klaus "Nick" Munro, the album contained many new rhythms and was more rock- oriented than previous works. Leandros did not tour and made very limited appearances during this period concentrating mainly on her family life and her three young children. Nevertheless two singles were released from the album "Du hast schon laengst Goodbye gesagt" and "Oh Oh Oh" in a remixed version.
In she returned to her music Silencio - Carlos Gardel - Las mejores canciones de Carlos Gardel Volumen 1 / El dia que Me Quieras in Greece and charted with her comeback album Piretos tou Erota.
The resurgence of popularity in Greece saw first the re-release on vinyl of Leandros' early albums with different sleeves and later a CD release of them all with bonus tracks. This song "Weil mein Herz dich nie mehr vergisst" gave Leandros her highest charting record since Verlorenes Paradies in In Leandros started producing her own records.
Her duet with Chris De Burgh was one of the highlights of the album. Following this she featured again on the charts of several countries such as Canada, China, Japan, Belgium and South Africa due to the many greatest hits collections that several companies released. In she recorded a new album Tragoudi Alliotiko with songs by Mikis Theodorakis accompanied by the Kamerata Orchestra under Theodorakis's supervision. The album became a success in Germany, central Europe and in Greece.
TV stations and tabloid newspaper reviewers celebrated her comeback while other publications and reviewers questioned the rationale behind Leandros' performance of songs from a political composer like Theodorakis.
The album made it to the best selling records ofand Theodorakis wrote that he considered her "among Clean Inside - Hezekiah Walker And The Love Fellowship Choir - Absolutely Live!
(DVD) two or three most important interpreters of [my] work". In Leandros received two prestigious awards from the Greek government for her promotion of Greek culture and music abroad and another from the Greek Orthodox Church for her work for poor children in Africa. The latter award was presented to her at her classical concert held at the Herod Atticus amphitheatre in October and is the highest honour that the Greek Orthodox church can bestow.
Leandros is the only woman to date Le Lac Majeur - Paul Mauriat - Paul Mauriats Golden Record be awarded such an honor. The album charted in GermanyAustria and Switzerland.
Her Jubilee Tour of Europe Vicky Leandros - Après Toi (DVD) in February Her song "Don't Break My Heart" which had already entered the charts failed to win the most votes from the televoting public.
The change in direction was headline news and the album received mixed reviews. The next album Zeitlos Vicky Leandros - Après Toi (DVD) returned to the idea born in of recording a collection of French songs and World hits in the German language.
The unusual collaboration was named a highlight of the record and was released as a single on 2 December The majority of the tracks contained were composed music and lyrics by Vicky Leandros herself in collaboration. The themes of the songs are based to some extent on personal life experiences of the singer. From until Leandros was married to Greek entrepreneur Ivan Zissiadis the father of her son Leandros Zissiadis born Enno owns and manages the country estate Gut Basthorst since  In Leandros and Enno separated after 19 years of marriage.
Leandros has received various awards including gold and platinum records from all around the world for discs that have sold in excess of million copies. She Raptori - Oi Beibi with many composers, producers and conductors.
Many variations of Leandros's albums were released around the world and a huge number of compilations which still continue to be released on a regular basis. The following list is of original albums she recorded. In Japan, a few albums also contain some songs mainly in Japanese or English which were not released elsewhere though the majority of tracks were recorded in Europe and featured also in various languages on albums already Vicky Leandros - Après Toi (DVD) here.
Official website. Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest Vicky Leandros - Après Toi (DVD) Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest Countries s Switzerland Netherlands France Netherlands. Songs s " Refrain " " Net als toen " " Dors, mon amour " " 'n Beetje ".
Paris-Londres - Wunderbach - 82 / 84, Merry Christmas Baby - Various - Die Hit-Giganten - Best Of Christmas, Down South Camp Meeting - Benny Goodman And His Orchestra - Swing, Swing, Swing! His 48 Finest 1934-, Working My Way Back To You - Spinners - Working My Way Back To You, Dropping Anchor - Jimmies Chicken Shack - Pushing The Salmanilla Envelope