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]

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