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Mireille Mathieu - 94% match to Nana Mouskouri

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 July 1946, Avignon, France. It was convenient, if inaccurate, for the media to brand her a second Edith Piaf, but Mathieu shared a similar poor upbringing. One of 13 children of a stone mason, she used some of her factory wages for singing lessons, until she was noticed by one of Johnny Hallyday’s former managers, Johnny Stark. He groomed her for stardom via an ‘ Read more

Freddy Quinn - 92% match to Nana Mouskouri

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Manfred Quinn, 27 September 1931, Niederfladnitz Bei Wien, Austria. With his trademark leather jacket and sailor’s hat and his image of a ‘troubadour of wanderlust and homesickness’, Quinn is one of the most popular and versatile entertainers in post-war Germany with more than 60 million records sold. After his parents separated Quinn went as a four-year-old w Read more

Demis Roussos - 91% match to Nana Mouskouri

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Artemios Ventouris Roussos, 15 June 1946, Alexandria, Egypt. This multi-lingual Greek’s father was a semi-professional classical guitarist, and his mother a singer. At music college in Athens, Roussos mastered trumpet, double bass, organ and bouzouki. These talents were put to commercial use in the Idols and We Five, early Greek pop bands that enjoyed local commercial s Read more

Caterina Valente - 74% match to Nana Mouskouri

Genres: Easy Listening Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 January 1931, Paris, France. From an Italian circus family - her mother was a clown and her father an accordion virtuoso - Valente made her circus debut as a child. Her career as a multilingual vocalist began in 1953 when she joined the Kurt Edelhagen Band in Germany. Valente made her recording debut for Polydor Records the same year, enjoying international success with t Read more

Billy Vaughn - 67% match to Nana Mouskouri

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Vaughn, 12 April 1919, Glasgow, Kentucky, USA, d. 26 September 1991, Escondido, California, USA. An extremely successful orchestra leader, arranger and musical director during the 50s and early 60s. In 1952, singing baritone and playing piano, he formed the Hilltoppers vocal quartet, with Jimmy Sacca, Seymour Speigelman and Don McGuire. They had a string of US hits Read more

Bert Kaempfert - 62% match to Nana Mouskouri

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
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Franck Pourcel - 60% match to Nana Mouskouri

Genres: Easy Listening World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1 January 1915, Marseilles, France, d. 12 November 2000, Paris, France. With the violin his chosen instrument, Pourcel found playing in downtime jazz combos a liberating change from his studies at the Paris Conservatoire. He became an admirer of Stéphane Grappelli whose mainstream style he emulated before assuming leadership of the French Fiddlers in the late 40s. Sig Read more

Julio Iglesias - 60% match to Nana Mouskouri

Genres: Latin Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva, 23 September 1943, Madrid, Spain. Iglesias studied law at Madrid University and played football (goalkeeper) for Real Madrid before suffering severe injuries in a 1963 car accident. While recuperating, he learned guitar and began to write songs. After continuing his studies in Cambridge, England, he entered the 1968 Festivalde la Canci Read more

James Last - 59% match to Nana Mouskouri

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Hans Last, 17 April 1929, Bremen, Germany. This phenomenally successful band leader and arranger brought up to date the tradition of big band arrangements for current pop hits, and has been rewarded with worldwide sales in excess of 50 million copies. Trained as a bass player, in 1946 he joined Hans-Gunther Oesterreich’s Radio Bremen Dance Orchestra. Two years later he Read more

Roger Williams - 57% match to Nana Mouskouri

Genres: Christian & Gospel Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Pop / Rock Vocals
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Engelbert Humperdinck - 55% match to Nana Mouskouri

Genres: Christian & Gospel Classical Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arnold George Dorsey, 2 May 1936, Madras, India. Raised in Leicester, England, and originally known as Gerry Dorsey, this singer had attempted to achieve mainstream success in the UK during the 50s. He was a featured artist on the television series Oh Boy!, toured with Marty Wilde and recorded a failed single, ‘I’ll Never Fall In Love Again’. It was during thi Read more

Mikis Theodorakis - 52% match to Nana Mouskouri

Genres: Classical Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 July 1925, Chios, Greece. A poet, patriot, politician and composer of numerous film scores, Theodorakis was seven years old when he learned to sing Byzantine hymns and Greek folk songs. His first film music of note was for Barefoot Battalion (1954), the true story of Greek orphans’ struggle against the Germans during World War II; an apt theme in view of his own subs Read more

Roger Whittaker - 51% match to Nana Mouskouri

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 March 1936, Nairobi, Kenya. Born of English parents originally from Staffordshire, Whittaker spent his younger years living in Africa. It was here that he acquired his first musical instrument in the shape of a guitar made by an Italian prisoner-of-war. In 1956 he moved to South Africa to what was to be an ill-fated attempt at studying medicine in Cape Town. After a perio Read more

Helmut Zacharias - 48% match to Nana Mouskouri

Genres: Big Band & Swing Latin Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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27 January 1920, Berlin, Germany, d. 28 February 2002. This violinist, arranger, composer and band leader was raised in Berlin. At the age of three he was given a toy violin by his father, himself a professional violinist. The gift was soon replaced by the real thing, and at the age of six he was on the cabaret stage of the Faun on Berlin’s Friedrichstrasse. At the age Read more

Ray Conniff - 48% match to Nana Mouskouri

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Latin Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 November 1916, Attelboro, Massachusetts, USA, d. 12 October 2002, Escondido, California, USA. Taught to play the trombone by his father, Conniff studied arranging with the aid of a mail-order course while still at college. In 1934, after graduation, he worked with small bands in Boston before joining Bunny Berigan as trombonist/arranger in 1937. After a spell with Bob Cros Read more


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