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Singer Nana Mouskouri became a star in Europe for the song "The White Rose of Athens." She also served in the European Parliament (1994–1999).
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Singer. Nana Mouskouri was born on October 13, 1934 in Chania, Crete, Greece. She studied at the Athens Academy of Music and released her first record in 1958. In her career, she has sold over 200 million records and is one of the best-selling music artists worldwide.
Mouskouri's recording of "The White Rose of Athens" (1962) became a major European hit and in the early 1970s she had a series of hit albums in the United Kingdom. During her accomplished career she has recorded over 1000 songs and received numerous gold and platinum discs. Mouskouri has recorded songs in several languages, including Greek, French, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, and Hebrew.
Mouskour was also a member of the European Parliament (1994–9).
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