Born on 1st of August 1945, Tudor Gheorghe is one of the most well known and appreciated Romanian folk artists. He is also a poet and an actor, allowing him to make impressive live performances in which he combines classical orchestra, Romanian folklore and poetry. He was listed as number 76 on the 2006 100 Greatest Romanians of All Time. Born on August 1, 1945 in Podari, Dolj County, Tudor Gheorghe had a rough childhood as his father was arrested on political grounds and sent to prison in Aiud. His own concerts were banned during the last years of communism.