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When I saw Tanks on the streets up and down Paleo Faliro and Athens Airport it was a normal way of life....I was too young to realise the implications of what was really going on..
 
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I remember seeing a tank at the Athens airport in 1973. I remember thinking that was odd but was too young to realise the full implications of what was going on in Greece. Definitely a dark time for Greece.
 

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I remember seeing a tank at the Athens airport in 1973. I remember thinking that was odd but was too young to realise the full implications of what was going on in Greece. Definitely a dark time for Greece.
Thats so scary...I've heard many stories like this as well. There is a famous movie about the junta called "To Tango too Christougenoun" or "The Christmas Tango"

 
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I remember seeing a tank at the Athens airport in 1973. I remember thinking that was odd but was too young to realise the full implications of what was going on in Greece. Definitely a dark time for Greece.
If I remember the US Army tanks also were cruising up and down Glyfada and Voula where we had a Clubhotel for our subsidiary Club 18/30,Tour Operator for the younger generation and I used to bring LPs and Vinyls from London for the music on rooftop disco.🎵..... Santana,Pink Floyd,Bob Marley, Rolling Stones...Credence Clear Water Revival, Eric Clapton, ....Doors....the list is too long.... Just imagine all this fun and dark times for a country I fell in love with....and that love is Eternal.♥️♥️🇬🇷🇬🇷🇬🇷.... Kalley Mera.
 
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If I remember the US Army tanks also were cruising up and down Glyfada and Voula where we had a Clubhotel for our subsidiary Club 18/30,Tour Operator for the younger generation and I used to bring LPs and Vinyls from London for the music on rooftop disco.🎵..... Santana,Pink Floyd,Bob Marley, Rolling Stones...Credence Clear Water Revival, Eric Clapton, ....Doors....the list is too long.... Just imagine all this fun and dark times for a country I fell in love with....and that love is Eternal.♥️♥️🇬🇷🇬🇷🇬🇷.... Kalley Mera.
You played some good music! A pity the beach bars play pop trash these days...
 
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You played some good music! A pity the beach bars play pop trash these days...
Aw thank you!!♥️♥️....I know what you mean....electro wow wow music as I call it in this computer age,in those days one had to play the lead guitar,the bass and rhythm, drums and percussions....Nice to remember my youth here,Plaka was really cool in those days, unbelievable atmosphere after my duties in Mallorca, Greece was so different and diverse, bouzouki in Syntagma Square and Filoxenia ouzo and olives Mezedez...the Hippie culture at the American Express Building...👌...
 

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Aw thank you!!♥️♥️....I know what you mean....electro wow wow music as I call it in this computer age,in those days one had to play the lead guitar,the bass and rhythm, drums and percussions....Nice to remember my youth here,Plaka was really cool in those days, unbelievable atmosphere after my duties in Mallorca, Greece was so different and diverse, bouzouki in Syntagma Square and Filoxenia ouzo and olives Mezedez...the Hippie culture at the American Express Building...👌...
I love bouzouki music, I get so sad when I go to Greece and all they're playing is top 40 pop music from the states
 
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I love bouzouki music, I get so sad when I go to Greece and all they're playing is top 40 pop music from the states
Me too, first time I heard it when Asteri was just opened back in 72/73!!.... They were smashing plates and chucking loads of flowers on the singers....it blew my mind that music like this made people happy and escape from the realities around them....Then I was introduced to Nana Mouskouri and my love for Greek music began... Believe it or not we played a lot of Greek music back in those days... After Flamenco in Spain this was such a pleasant surprise and very new to me!....In Mykonos when we were totally crazy we made an Ekdhromi .... Going to all the Bouzouki bars in one night!!!!.....Can you imagine how much alcohol was consumed and how many plates were smashed?..... Finishing at dawn, took 2 days to recover!😂😂😂😢..... Kalley Mera from Thailand..
 

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