Stelios Dionysiou gave a rare joint television interview with his brothers. The three of them shared stories from the life and career of their late father with Stelios Dionysiou initially referring to the bitterness he had tasted.
The singer about his late father told about the bitterness that he feels that he took with him in his death. “In general he didn’t talk much about the past and I think he was a bit bitter. In other words, he received a very big war from the record companies, Columbia and later Minos. He received a great war because our father did not have a great composer to work with continuously. Whatever song he liked, he sang it,” the singer initially said.
And he continued: “If you exclude him, let’s say that he had a friendship with someone at the beginning of his career, with Akis Panos who made those big hits in the 70s. Afterwards, he went through some personal adventures and it was there that he was put in a time warp, so to speak.”
“My father was bitter.”
Stelios Dionysiou in a rare television appearance with his siblings
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“His imprisonment began during the Junta and was in the post-colonial period, i.e. in 1974. They blamed him but found nothing on him and implicated him a bit there. When they came to the house to arrest him, I was there. I remember they came and rang the bell, went upstairs and went straight to his room. Prosecutor, police and such. I went down the back, where there was an elevator that went down to the garage, I left straight away without them bothering me to let him know. I should call him at the coffee shop where he was and he wouldn’t come, but as soon as I left the garage he was driving up,” added Angelos Dionysiou, in turn, on the show on the show Tet A Tet.