Demis Roussos

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Birthday
15, 1946
Birthplace
Alexandria, Egypt
Death Date
Jan 25, 2015 (68)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
15, 1946
Birthplace
Alexandria, Egypt
Death Date
Jan 25, 2015 (68)

About

One of Europe's biggest artists in the 1970s, he recorded the hits "Forever and Ever," "My Reasons," and "Lovely Lady of Arcadia."

Before Fame

Influenced by the melange of music in his native Egypt, he studied jazz trumpet and sang in the Greek Byzantine Church of Alexandria and, after a move to Greece, played bass and sang R&B.

Trivia

Not limiting himself to any country or language, he appeared on U.K. television singing "Happy To Be on an Island in the Sun," in Germany sang "Young Love," and recorded songs in Japanese and Portuguese.

Family Life

He was born in Alexandria, Egypt of Greek extraction, moving with his family back to Greece after they lost their livelihood during the Suez Crisis.

Associated With

Mike Leigh used Roussos as the subject of an argument between two characters in his film Abigail's Party.