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Aphrodite's Child Demis Roussos Dies Aged 68

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posted on Jan, 26 2015 @ 08:35 PM
Who doesn't know him here in ATS. Great memories of glorious times every time I hear one of his songs. Goodbye Demis.

He was best known for his solo hits in the 1970s and 80s, including Forever and Ever, Goodbye and Quand je t'aime.

He was also a member of progressive rock group Aphrodite's Child.

Roussos was renowned for his off-screen role in Mike Leigh's 1977 TV play Abigail's Party, having provided the party's soundtrack.

He had been in the private hospital with an undisclosed illness for some time.

His Aphrodite's Child bandmate Vangelis paid tribute in a statement that begins: "Demis my friend.

"I have just arrived in London and I've been told that you decide to take the long voyage, I'm shocked because I can't believe that this happened so soon.

"Nature gave you this magic voice of yours which made millions of people around the world very happy."
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posted on Jan, 26 2015 @ 11:39 PM
a reply to: Trueman
I had Aphrodite's Child - 666, back in the 70's. Back then, "The four horsemen" was probably their best known song, but there were others. They just didn't become as well known in the states, as they did in Europe...

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posted on Jan, 26 2015 @ 11:56 PM
My mama loved him. I think the song I liked was called My friend the wind?
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posted on Jan, 27 2015 @ 06:56 AM
a reply to: Klassified

That's right Klass, I think Vangelis had more success in USA than Demis.

Those are the years I lived in an area controlled by military governments, usually repelling american culture and permitting some european influence.

Demis was frequently played on radio stations.

posted on Jan, 27 2015 @ 06:59 AM
a reply to: zazzafrazz

My father had Demis on a 8 track tape.

posted on Jan, 27 2015 @ 09:45 AM
Sad to hear of his passing.

I still have many of his LP's and tapes I bought back in the early 70s while living in Greece. It's been a while since I listened to any of them - now I'll have to go dig them out and refresh my memories.

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