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poppet15
post Jan 26 2015, 04:13 PM
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Demis Roussos was a Greek singer and performer who had 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 Vangelis.
He had a unique high-pitched voice with great vibrato.

He sold over 60 million albums worldwide recorded in many different languages.

With Aphrodite's Child he had one UK hit in 1968 - Rain & Tears #29 but had numerous others in mainland Europe.
He had 6 solo hits in the UK - 3 of which went Top 10 including a #1

Here's a few of his hits:

Rain & Tears - Aphrodite's Child #29 in 1968


Solo:
Happy To Be On An Island In The Sun - #5 in 1975


Forever & Ever - #1 in 1976


When Forever Has Gone #2 in 1976


R.I.P. Demis
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post Jan 26 2015, 07:24 PM
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I'll add this one, Break, from 1972, which is laid-back prog-rock jazz-psychedelic brilliance. They did in fact Break up after this, and I'm not even sure Demis is even singing on it, unless he's doing the diddly-dee bits...

Just gorgeous.

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post Jan 26 2015, 10:45 PM
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He was responsible for providing the lead vocals of one of my favourite songs ever, "The Four Horsemen", of which I will be eternally grateful.

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