Monday, January 26, 2015

RIP Demis Roussos (1946-2015)

We have just learned of the passing of Greek composer and singer Demis Roussos in the morning of Sunday, January 25th 2015, in Athens, at the age of 68.

Known worldwide for his international hit singles, it is well known to us "prog heads" that Demis met Evangelos Papathanassiou (Vangelis) and Loukas Sideras when he was 17 years of age in a band called The Idols, and later formed Aphrodite's Child in 1967 with those same band mates.

Although having recorded only three albums together, the band is still recognized today as one of the founders of the early progressive rock movement, thanks mostly to their final record, a concept album called 666.

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