I'm not really sure about Nana Mouskouri

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I'm not really sure about Nana Mouskouri

Postby OUTPLAY » 20 Nov 2020, 08:44

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When I was at school she was shorthand for a kind of dodgy grandma music. And even the BBC did a special programme on her a few weeks ago. She seems sort of emotionless and none of the songs really hit big. But she's a giant, has shifted millions of units, and is beloved all over the world for her good work as well as her music.

My friend Alan says he once saw her feeding some ducks and she was laughing like mad as she was doing it. I think he should have gone over to ask what she was playing at. Maybe all that fame and singing went to her head.
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Re: I'm not really sure about Nana Mouskouri

Postby Jumper K » 20 Nov 2020, 10:18

She is no Mister Mister.

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Re: I'm not really sure about Nana Mouskouri

Postby Carlisle Wheeling » 20 Nov 2020, 11:48

OUTPLAY wrote:When I was at school she was shorthand for a kind of dodgy grandma music.


You nailed it.

I used to think of her as Julie Felix with added glasses and both would send me quickly into the other room where my record player was stationed.

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Re: I'm not really sure about Nana Mouskouri

Postby GoogaMooga » 20 Nov 2020, 12:15

She was once asked why she she wore those thick glasses instead of contacts. She said it helped her career, boosted her image.
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Re: I'm not really sure about Nana Mouskouri

Postby GoogaMooga » 20 Nov 2020, 12:15

Don't be shy, give her a try!
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Re: I'm not really sure about Nana Mouskouri

Postby GoogaMooga » 20 Nov 2020, 12:16

I own quite a bit by her, spared the cull so far.
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Re: I'm not really sure about Nana Mouskouri

Postby GoogaMooga » 20 Nov 2020, 12:23

Her first big hit (and still her best):

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Postby GoogaMooga » 20 Nov 2020, 12:44

from https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/enter ... db27e57847

Nana Mouskouri, pictured with Danny Kaye and Harry Belafonte, counts Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan among her biggest fans.


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Postby GoogaMooga » 20 Nov 2020, 12:52

“May you continue to be as you have always been — strong, clear, simple and true.”

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