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Broadcasting date: 26-4-2007
Title : OUR 6O's - Part 2: UNGOVERNED STATES
Subject : GREEK HISTORY

In 1963 Dionysis Savvopoulos hitch-hikes all the way to Athens on a truck. George Seferis wins the Nobel Prize for Literature and Manos Loizos records his first song.

 

Thousands of people crowd at the funeral of Grigoris Lambrakis, where the slogan “every youth is a Lambrakis” is heard for the first time. The slogan will soon form a movement. The followers of Lamprakis, under the leadership of Mikis Theodorakis, will soon be more than 400,000.

 

Anna Vagena and Elissavet Bourtziotou were still students when they entered the 'Lambrakis Youth' in Larissa. A conservative newspaper will publish a photo of them in red coats. The next day in Parliament, Panagiotis Kanellopoulos will blame the followers of Lamprakis of wearing black socks in order to allure young officers. According to the law 1010, every student who is a follower of Lamprakis, should be expelled from the schools.

 

Major Panagiotis Zaharopoulos will be ordered to observe the movements of a young officer under the nickname “Nasser”. But as soon as he reveals the conspiratory group of George Papadopoulos, he finds himself expelled from the army.

 

The fame of The Beatles has reached its peak and in Greece the first rock bands start to appear. Forminx of Vaggelis Papathanasiou, make the first step. 15 year-old Kostas Tournas is the elder member of the Teenagers. When Nikos Mastorakis watches him play for the first time, he tells him that he is a very good guitarist but he should better forget his dream of becoming a singer.

 

At the 1964 elections, George Papandreou is elected as Prime Minister, winning the 52.7% of the votes. One and a half year later, Andreas Papandreou will find himself accused of being the leader of the ASPIDA organization.

 

Former-king Konstantinos speaks about his conflict with George Papandreou.    

 

George Papandreou’s resignation, the demonstrations, and the political crisis. Greece becomes an “ungoverned state”.

 

 

 

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