Demis Roussos

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Demis Roussos
Roussos in Baku, 2013
Background information
Birth name Artemios Ventouris Roussos
Born (1946-06-15)15 June 1946
Alexandria, Egypt
Died 25 January 2015(2015-01-25) (aged 68)
Athens, Greece
Genres Pop, world music, pop-folk, soft rock, progressive rock
Occupations Vocalist, bass guitarist, guitarist, trumpeter
Instruments Fender Precision Bass
Years active 1963–2015
Associated acts Aphrodite's Child, Vangelis, The Idols

Artemios "Demis" Ventouris Roussos (Greek: Αρτέμιος "Ντέμης" Βεντούρης Ρούσσος, 15 June 1946 – 25 January 2015) was a Egyptian-born Greek singer and performer. He had international hit records as a solo performer in the 1970s after having been a member of Aphrodite's Child.

He sold over 60 million albums worldwide[1] and became "an unlikely kaftan-wearing sex symbol".[2]

Roussos died in Athens, Greece, aged 68.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "BBC News - Greek singer Demis Roussos dies aged 68". BBC News. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  2. "Demis Roussos, singer - obituary". The Telegraph. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  3. "Πέθανε ο Ντέμης Ρούσσος - Τα μηνύματα του Αλιάγα στο Twitter (Demis Roussos died - The messages of Nikos Aliagas on Twitter" (in Greek). www.iefimerida.gr. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  4. Zikakou, Ioanna (26 January 2015). "Famous Greek Singer Demis Roussos Dies at 68". GreekReporter.com. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 

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