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Demis Roussos

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Al Iskandarīyah, Egypt (1946 – 2015)

Artemios Roussos was born on June 15, 1946 in Alexandria, Egypt, he died on January 25, 2015 in Athens, Greece. As George and Olga’s first son, he was of Greek extraction. Three years later, his younger brother Costandinos, was born.

Throughout his childhood he was influenced by the musics that were coexisting in Egypt. The sound of Arabic music entered into his life at that time and has continued until today as one of his biggest influences. At the age of ten, he was intrigued by Jazz and learnt to play the trumpet. As a young boy he also attended the choir of the Greek Byzantine church of Alexandria and sang for five years as a soloist.

However, when Artemios reached the age of fifteen, his life changed. It was the time of the Suez Canal crisis. His family left Egypt and immigrated to their homeland Greece. Artemios then had to work to support his family. During the day he attended school and, at night, he played the trumpet in various clubs in Athens. Two years later, his first band, “The Idols” was formed. Artemios played the Bass Guitar and sang backing vocals as well. One day, as the lead singer needed to rest, he asked Artemios to replace him for a few songs. That night, when Artemios sang “The House Of The Rising Sun” and “When A Man Loves A Woman” the audience was amazed. From then on Artemios was asked to sing again and again.

Within a short period, Artemios was making a sound reputation. It was at this time that he met the man who would later become one of his most successful composer, Lakis Vlavianos. From that meeting a new band was born, the “We Five”, with Artemios as the lead singer.

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  • konnanimo

    Didn't know he had passed. Grew up with his music. :(

    16 Apr 9:35pm Reply
  • Minardil

    очень хороший олдовый поп. а "Дитя Афродиты" - замечательное явление 60-х/70-х. никакого лукавства. Псой всё-таки шире во многих смыслах.

    2 Apr 8:44pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    толстый дядька, король корпоративов. как человека жалко, но сказать, что музыка понесла какую-то жуткую утрату - значит слукавить. кстати, мне одному кажется или он пиздец как похож на псоя короленко на многих фото?

    3 Mar 12:28pm Reply
  • Terence_Hill

    R.I.P Demis

    20 Feb 1:18pm Reply
  • uristen100

    Isten véled!!!:,,(((Forever and ever in our hearts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Αναπαύσου εν ειρήνη!!!:,,,,,,,,,((((

    9 Feb 7:10pm Reply
  • usamike

    Goodbye my love goodbye...

    3 Feb 7:38am Reply
  • KingFahtah

    He shall be missed...forever and ever

    1 Feb 12:58pm Reply
  • Dianadtefanou

    You were my love, goodbye!

    31 Jan 9:09pm Reply
  • Lephrozy

    R.I.P.

    31 Jan 6:42pm Reply
  • TNOTG

    RIP

    31 Jan 3:57pm Reply
  • Bayside_west

    beautiful voice.. Rest in peace.

    31 Jan 1:08pm Reply
  • sergeyisu

    Прощай, прощай мой Голос из детства! Демис (Demis) никогда тебя не забуду!! Goodbye Great Voice! You is Best! I'm sad. Ohhh.

    31 Jan 8:05am Reply
  • John-Ackles

    Your voice will never be forgotten.

    29 Jan 11:49pm Reply
  • altruist921

    Лучший

    29 Jan 2:44pm Reply
  • Skinnyfoureyes

    cya big guy

    27 Jan 11:47pm Reply
  • Sctsmn

    Very sad to learn of his death. Thank you for all the years of music.

    27 Jan 9:16pm Reply
  • CrionicsKrusher

    R.I.P. Mr. Artemios Ventouris Roussos :' ( Your voice & music in many hearts forever and ever..

    27 Jan 8:38pm Reply
  • Lubricio

    Goodbye Artemios, goodbye.........R.I.P.

    27 Jan 4:34pm Reply
  • d4lz

    Хороший дядька был с отличным голосом. Жалко.

    27 Jan 4:13pm Reply
  • Eholove

    R.I.P.

    27 Jan 10:25am Reply
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