PEDIA TOU PIREA, Ta

Latest update on 03/07/2017

Artist: Mélina Mercouri
Author: Manos Hadjidakis
Label: Fidelity/Liberty
Year: 1960

Means The Children Of Piraeus. Theme of Greek film Pote Tin Kyriaki (Never On Sunday), directed by Jules Dassin, an American who fled the McCarthy witchhunt. Was French singer Joe Dassin's father and married Melina, who later became the Greek Minister of Culture. In the film she plays the part of a happy hooker with a golden heart who never does it on sunday. Her opponent and fresh husband Jules Dassin also directed Topkapi, again with music by Hadjidakis. The Never On Sunday score earned him (and Melina) an Oscar.

Covers:

1960:

Manos Hadjidakis

1960:

Nana Mouskouri

1960:

Dalida [as Les Enfants du Pirée]

1960:

Don Costa [as Never On Sunday]

1960:

Chordettes [idem]

1960:

Caterina Valente [n°1 GER as Ein Schiff wird kommen (Hafen von Piräus)]

1960:

Lale Andersen [as Ein Schiff wird kommen]

1960:

Mieke Telkamp [as Nooit Op Zondag]

1960:

Anneke Van Hooff [idem]

1960:

Rina Pia [n°2 VL as De Oude Haven]

1962:

Andy Williams [in Greek]

1997:

Umbrellos [as No Tengo Dinero]

2002:

Afro-dite [elements in Never Let It Go, Swedish competitor for the Eurovision Song Contest]

What they call an international hit. See also: Min Ton Rotas Ton Ourano.

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