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Prodromos Tsaousakis

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Tsaousakis was born Prodromos Moutafoglou in Istanbul in [[1919]]. The family settled in [[Thessaloniki]] in [[1923]], after the [[Asia Minor Disaster]].
Orphaned at a young age, Tsaousakis started working early in life and became a professional wrestler. In [[World War II]], he served in the Greek army as a sergeant (çavuş in Turkish) and became known with the nickname "Tsaousakis").
During the German occupation, he started singing and was soon discovered by [[rebetika]] composer [[Vasilis Tsitsanis]] who brought him to [[Athens]]. There, he started his professional career in the early post-war years. Besides Tsitsanis, he also sang songs by [[Yiannis Papaioannou (rebetika)|Yiannis Papaioannou]], [[Giorgos Mitsakis]], [[Apostolos Kaldaras]], [[Babis Bakalis]], etc.
[[Category:Rebetiko|Tsaousakis, Prodromos]]
[[Category:Male Singers|Tsaousakis, Prodromos]]
[[Category:1919 births|Tsaousakis, Prodromos]]
[[Category:1979 deaths|Tsaousakis, Prodromos]]

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