Greek singing doyenne Nana Mouskouri retired but still active
Besides her work with Unicef (the United Nations Children's Fund), the grandmother is also busy promoting two recent releases - a duets album, Nana & Friends: Rendez-Vous, and a DVD/Blu-Ray release of a 2007 concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
"I'm never on holiday, I don't know what that word is," the singer of evergreen classics like The White Rose of Athens, Guten Morgen, Sonnenschein (Good Morning, Sunshine) and Only Love tells Life! in a telephone interview from Switzerland, where she is now based.
And though one of the classically trained singer's early breakthroughs was winning the Eurovision singing competition back in 1963, she has issues with how such singing contests are churning out instant pop idols.