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Demis Roussos

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Birth Name: Artemios Ventouris Roussos
Born: 1946/06/15
Birth Place: Alexandria, Egypt
Years Active: 1963–present
Genres: Pop, World Music, Pop Folk, Progressive Rock

Artemios (Demis) Ventouris Roussos (born June 15, 1946) is a Greek-Egyptian singer. He was born in Egypt to ethnic Greek parents George and Olga (Engineer Yorgos Roussos), and raised in Alexandria. His parents lost everything and moved to Greece after the Suez Crisis. . After settling in Greece, Demis participated in a series of musical groups beginning with The Idols when he was 17. After this he joined We Five (not the San Francisco, California folk-rock group), another covers band which had limited success in Greece. He came to a wider audience in 1968 when he joined progressive rock band Aphrodite's Child, initially as singer but later also playing bass guitar. His distinctive operatic ... Continue Bio >>

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