He was born in Patras on 17 March 1920 and from a very young age he was forced to work when he was an orphaned father. He left for Athens for 16 years and in 1937 released his first album. His biggest hit was the song What Is Called Love, which he sang along with Sofia Loren for the film The Kid and the Dolphin, the album sold over 2,500,000 records worldwide. In 1961 he won the 4th prize at the Thessaloniki song festival with the song Gerama.

She died on July 22, 1988 from cancer. He was married to Erasmus and had two sons, Takis and Michalis. Since 2009 the Municipality of Patras has been organizing events in its honor, the Maroudeia - what is it called love with three-day events [1].

His successes

That's what they call love

You laugh

I'll cut the wine

Twice you've been laughing


Yesterday unknown

Tonight my imagination laughs

Not your fault

Few hearts still love

Love what you said

They bleed

My breath

Goodbye Pampa one

Tonight kiss me

I have seen these eyes somewhere before

What he asks for

Find life old lady

Hello, hello

The Planter


Life without love

Or you or nothing

I'll cut the wine

And the boat returned alone

I live in some neighborhood