Just confirmed by his daughter Emily to the French Le Figaro, the death of Greek singer Demis Roussos in Athene last sunday due to the consequences of cancer. Artemios Ventouris Roussos, as his full name is, first saw the light of day in 1946 in Egypte where he spend his childhood years. His parents lost their jobs during the Suez-crisis and shortly after the family moved to Greece.
Demis first started in a coverband and at the end of the sixties he broke through with his band Aphrodite’s Chils where he had hitsongs like ‘Rain and Tear’s’ and ‘It’s five o’clock ‘with. He was also the singer on the records of Vangelis. Roussos scored solo hits with ‘Forever and Ever’ and the number one hits ‘My Friend the Wind’ and ‘Schönes Mädchen aus Arcadia’.
Demis Roussos was 68 years old.
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