Greek Singer Demis Roussos Dies

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Bulgaria: Greek Singer Demis Roussos Dies A file picture dated 3 September 2006 shows Greek singer Demis Roussos performing at the Sopot Festival 2006, near Gdansk, northern Poland. Photo EPA/BGNES

Famous Greek pop and rock singer Demis Roussos has died in an Athens hospital.

Artemios "Demis" Ventouris Roussos was born on 15 June, 1946 to a Greek father and an Egyptian mother of Italian origin. He was raised in Alexandria, Egypt.  His parents decided to move to Greece after they lost all of their possessions in the Suez Crisis. 

The internationally-acclaimed singer died on Sunday, 25 January, according to Greek media reports citing Athens hospital officials.

In 1968 him, popular Greek composer Vangelis, vocalist Loukas Sideras and guitarist Anargyros Koulouris formed the progressive rock band Aphrodite's Child. Their smash hit ''Greek sound'' made them very popular in France at the time. 

The 70s brought Demis to world fame with the hit "Good bye my love, good bye" becoming an all-time evergeen. Some of the most memorable songs by Roussos remain ''Forever and ever'', ''Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall'', and ''Rain and Tears''.

He has sold over 60 million albums worldwide.


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sorry - 28 Jan 2015 // 02:29:05

Good bye, my love, good bye, good bye Aufwiedersehen...

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