Agathonas Iakovidis

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Agathonas Iakovidis
Αγάθωνας Ιακωβίδης
Agathonas Iakovidis, Eurovision 2013
Background information
Birth name Agathonas Iakovidis
Also known as Agathonas
Born (1955-01-02) January 2, 1955 (age 64)
Origin Langadas, Thessaloniki, Greece
Genres Rebetiko, folk
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, baglama, baglamas, oud, bouzouki, mandolin, mandola, tzoura
Years active 1971–present

Agathonas Iakovidis (Greek: Αγάθωνας Ιακωβίδης) is a Greek folk singer of rebetiko style. He represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with Koza Mostra and the song "Alcohol Is Free".[1][2]


Agathonas Iakovidis was born in Evangelismos in 1955. His parents were refugees from Asia Minor. He was a self-educated student. Agathonas has been involved professionally in music since 1973. After a few years, he released his first album in 1977. Since then, many new albums have been released by Iakovidis.



Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2013 "Alcohol Is Free"
(Koza Mostra featuring Agathonas Iakovidis)
95 Non-album single

External links


  1. Roxburgh, Gordon (18 February 2013). "Koza Mostra & Agathonas Iakovidis to represent Greece". European Broadcasting Union.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Montebello, Edward (18 February 2013). "Koza Mostra feat. Agathonas to represent Greece in Malmö".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Agathon Lakovidis". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>