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Demis Roussos

Birth date: Jun 15, 1946
Birth country: Egypt
Birth place: Alexandria
Instruments: Acoustic guitar , Backing vocals, Bass Guitar, Bouzouki , Double bass, Guitar, Organ, Trumpet, Vocals


Bands

Aphrodite's Child (1967 - 1971)
We Five (1966 - 1967)
Minis (1966)
Idols (1964 - 1966)

Biography

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     Artemios (Demis) Ventouris Roussos (Greek: Αρτέμιος Βεντούρης Ρούσσος) is a Greek singer and performer who had a string of international hit records as a solo performer in the 1970s after having been a member of Aphrodite's Child, a progressive rock group that also included the well renowned Vangelis.

    Roussos was born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt, in a family where both father George (engineer Yorgos Roussos) and mother Olga were of Greek origin.

    After settling in Greece, Roussos participated in a series of musical groups when he was 17, where he met Evangelos Papathanassiou (lVangelis) and Loukas Sideras, his future bandmates in Aphrodite's Child.

    Roussos began a solo career with the song "We Shall Dance" in 1971. His solo career peaked in the 1970s with several hit albums. His single "Forever And Ever" topped the charts in several countries in 1973. Other hits were "My Friend The Wind", "My Reason", "Velvet Mornings", "Goodbye My Love, Goodbye", "Someday Somewhere" and "Lovely Lady Of Arcadia".




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