Friday Night Forgotten Oldie: Βίος και Πολιτεία του Αλέξη Ζορμπά

Mikis Theodorakis, who composed one of the most famous instrumentals, died Thursday. He was 96.

Theodorakis was a hero in Greece, loved for his movie soundtracks.

He was also heavily involved in politics. According to Reuters:

Born on the Greek island of Chios on July 29, 1925, Theodorakis was repeatedly jailed for his beliefs.

He was arrested in 1947, accused of being a sympathiser with guerrilla forces in the civil war that broke out soon after World War Two between right-wing royalists and left-wing popular forces.

Sent to a notorious camp on the island of Makronisos in 1948, he was beaten and tortured, had his legs broken and on one occasion was buried alive and left for dead. He was released in August 1949.

This week, a twin spin.

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