Demis Roussos

Greek singer-songwriter (1946–2015) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Artemios "Demis" Ventouris-Roussos (/ˈrss/ ROO-sohss; Greek: Αρτέμιος "Ντέμης" Βεντούρης-Ρούσσος, IPA: [arˈtemi.oz ˈdemiz venˈduriz ˈrusos]; 15 June 1946 – 25 January 2015) was a Greek singer, songwriter and musician. As a band member he is best remembered for his work in the progressive rock music act Aphrodite's Child, but as a vocal soloist, his repertoire included hit songs like "Goodbye, My Love, Goodbye", "From Souvenirs to Souvenirs" and "Forever and Ever".

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Demis Roussos
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Roussos in 1973
Born
Artemios Ventouris-Roussos

(1946-06-15)15 June 1946
Alexandria, Kingdom of Egypt
Died25 January 2015(2015-01-25) (aged 68)
Athens, Greece
Occupations
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
Years active1963–2014
Musical career
Genres
Instrument(s)
  • Vocals
  • bass guitar
  • guitar
  • trumpet
Labels
Formerly ofAphrodite's Child
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Roussos sold over 60 million albums worldwide[1] and became "an unlikely kaftan-wearing sex symbol".[2]

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