Greek Vocalist Demis Roussos Dies
January 26, 2015 at 5:09 AM (PT)
DEMIS ROUSSOS, the Greek vocalist who achieved international success in the '70s and '80s, has passed away, the BBC is reporting. He was 68 and died in ATHENS.
A member of progressive rock group APHRODITE'S CHILD with another artist who achieved solo success, VANGELIS, ROUSSOS went solo and had hits in several countries, including the U.K, where his EP "THE ROUSSOS PHENOMENON," featuring the hit "Forever and Ever," topped the charts in 1976, spurred by a BBC documentary about ROUSSOS' popularity in the rest of EUROPE. Despite his international success, ROUSSOS only charted once in the U.S., reaching number 47 on the BILLBOARD Hot 100 with "That Once in a Lifetime" on MERCURY RECORDS in 1978.
ROUSSOS continued to record into the 2000s, most recently with an album, "DEMIS," in 2009.