Legendary folk singer who became known as one of the last practitioners of the Kapsourika style, especially in his wistful music about lost loves.
His summer 1969 appearance at Thessaloniki club Prosfygas at the age of sixteen immediately catapulted him to local fame, where his raspy voice became his trademark.
His 1996 album, Tilefonise mou, was a two-time Platinum-certified hit and became one of his best-selling works.
His family was residing in Kokkinohori, Kavala, when he was born, but relocated to Thessaloniki when he was ten years old.
His fame as a folk singer in Greece was comparable to the fame of Pete Seeger in the United States.