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Short Info

Date Of BirthJune 15, 1946
DiedJanuary 25, 2015, Athens, Greece
MarkOften wore kaftans
FactHe was raised in Egypt until his parents moved to Greece in the early 1960s after losing their possessions during the Suez Crisis.


Demis Roussos (born June 15, 1946) is a Greek singer who was once one of the world’s best-selling artists. He has sold over 60 million records worldwide. Roussos was born in Alexandria, Egypt, to Greek parents Georgios and Irene. His father was a singer and his mother was a dancer. He has two sisters, Maria and Penelope. Roussos began his career as a member of the Greek pop-rock band Aphrodite’s Child in 1967. The band’s debut album, Valley of the Dolls, was a huge success, selling over two million copies worldwide. The band’s follow-up album, It’s Five O’Clock, was even more successful, selling over three million copies worldwide. After the release of the album, Roussos left the band to pursue a solo career.

Roussos’ debut solo album, Forever and Ever, was released in 1973 and was a huge success, selling over four million copies worldwide. The album’s title track became a massive hit, reaching number one in several countries. Roussos’ follow-up album, My Friend the Wind, was also a huge success, selling over six million copies worldwide. The album’s title track became a massive hit, reaching number one in several countries. Roussos’ third album, Souvenirs, was released in 1975 and was another huge success, selling over eight million copies worldwide. The album’s title track became a massive hit, reaching number one in several countries.

Roussos’ fourth album, Reflection, was released in 1976 and was another huge success, selling over ten million copies worldwide. The album’s title track became a massive hit, reaching number one in several countries. Roussos’ fifth album, Forever and Ever Vol. 2, was released in 1977 and was another huge success, selling over twelve million copies worldwide. The album’s title track became a massive hit, reaching number one in several countries. Roussos’ sixth album, Magic, was released in 1978 and was another huge success, selling over fourteen million copies worldwide. The album’s title track became a massive hit, reaching number one in several countries.

Roussos’ seventh album, Fire and Ice, was released in 1979 and was another huge success, selling over sixteen million copies worldwide. The album’s title track became a massive hit, reaching number one in several countries. Roussos’ eighth album, Auf Wiedersehen, was released in 1980 and was another huge success, selling over eighteen million copies worldwide. The album’s title track became a massive hit, reaching number one in several countries. Roussos’ ninth and final studio album, The Other Side of Demis Roussos, was released in 1981 and was another huge success, selling over twenty million copies worldwide. The album’s title track became a massive hit, reaching number one in several countries.

Roussos has been married three times and has four children. His first marriage was to Helena Sheehan in 1968. The couple had two children together before divorcing in 1974. Roussos married his second wife, Dominique Dufour, in 1977. The couple had one child together before divorcing in 1980. Roussos married his third wife, Marie-France Dufour, in 1982. The couple had one child together before divorcing in 1985. Roussos has been married to his fourth wife, Eleftheria Arvanitaki, since 1988. The couple has two children together.

General Info

Full NameDemis Roussos
Date Of BirthJune 15, 1946
DiedJanuary 25, 2015, Athens, Greece
ProfessionActor, Bassist, Trumpeter, Singer, Goodbye My Love Goodbye, Forever and Ever, My Friend the Wind

Family

ChildrenEmily Roussos, Cyril Roussos, Goodbye My Love Goodbye, Forever and Ever, My Friend the Wind
ParentsYorgos Roussos, Olga Roussos, Goodbye My Love Goodbye, Forever and Ever, My Friend the Wind
SiblingsCostandinos Roussos

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Marks

#Marks / Signs
1Often wore kaftans

Facts

#Fact
1He began his music career at 17, when he joined the a band called The Idols, where he met Vangelis.
2He was caught up in a plane hijacking when flight TWA 847 from Athens to Rome was hijacked by members of Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad in 1985. He and his third wife were held at gunpoint for five days before they were released. Some of his fellow passengers endured 17 days in captivity.
3He was best known for his solo hits in the 1970s and 80s, including Forever and Ever, Goodbye and Quand je t'aime. He was also a member of progressive rock group Aphrodite's Child.
4He was raised in Egypt until his parents moved to Greece in the early 1960s after losing their possessions during the Suez Crisis.

Movies

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Land Van Lubbers2016TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Yarden2016performer: "Forever and Ever"
En man som heter Ove2015performer: "Forever and Ever"
Starnacht am Wörthersee2011TV Movie performer: "September"
Memòries de la tele2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Electric Dreams2009TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Pagafantas2009performer: "Velvet Mornings"
Wild Child2008performer: "Forever And Ever"
Swede Prince from Imereti1995performer: "My Reason", "When I Am A Kid"
Blade Runner1982performer: "Tales of the Future" - uncredited
Top of the Pops1976-1978TV Series performer - 7 episodes
Play for TodayTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1977 performer - 1 episode, 1977
Las adolescentes1975performer: "Forever and Ever"
Derrick1975TV Series performer - 1 episode
Klimbim1975TV Series performer - 1 episode
Last Stop on the Night Train1975performer: "A Flower's All You Need"

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tu honoreras ta mère et ta mère2012Le pope
L'homme qui venait du Cher1969TV MovieChanteur dans l'église (as Aphrodite's Child)
Na zi kaneis i na mi zi?1966Singer

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stop à la Grèce en slip2013DocumentaryHimself
Starnacht am Wörthersee2011TV MovieHimself
Vivement dimanche2009TV SeriesHimself
Vivement dimanche prochain2009TV SeriesHimself - Main Guest
On n'est pas couché2009TV SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Luar2008TV SeriesHimself
TV tiglon2007TV SeriesHimself
Kings of 70s Romance2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gente de primera2005TV SeriesHimself
Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel2005TV SeriesHimself
Spike2000TV SeriesHimself
Noche de fiesta2000TV SeriesHimself
Demis: Forever and Ever1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Esto es espectáculo1996TV SeriesHimself
Querida Concha1993TV SeriesHimself
De tú a tú1991-1992TV SeriesHimself
Verán de estrelas1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest (1992)
Champs-Elysées1982-1990TV SeriesHimself
Viva el espectáculo1990TV SeriesHimself
89+11989TV MovieHimself
Téléthon1987TV SeriesHimself
The Dame Edna Experience1987TV SeriesHimself
Fin de siglo1986TV SeriesHimself
Wogan1985TV SeriesHimself
Bananas1982TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Stars1980-1981TV SeriesHimself
Palmarès1981TV SeriesHimself
The Basil Brush Show1977-1980TV SeriesHimself
Numéro 11975-1980TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
WWF Club1980TV SeriesHimself (Guest)
Les rendez-vous du dimanche1976-1980TV SeriesHimself
The Shirley Bassey Show1979TV SeriesHimself
Claude François - le film de sa vie1979DocumentaryHimself
Christmas Snowtime Special1978TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Big Night1978TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Aplauso1978TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1978TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist
Musical de Mallorca 781978TV MovieHimself - Performer
Top of the Pops1975-1978TV SeriesHimself
Our Show1977TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Be My Guest1977TV SeriesHimself
Bitte umblättern1977TV Series documentaryHimself
Arrivano i mostri1977TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Roussos Phenomenon1976TV Movie documentaryHimself
Saturday Night at the Mill1976TV SeriesHimself
The International Pop Proms1976TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Especial Nochevieja 19751975TV MovieHimself - Performer
Disco1975TV SeriesHimself
Twiggy1975TV SeriesHimself
Midi-Première1975TV SeriesHimself
Musik aus Studio B1975TV SeriesHimself / Singer
Die Drehscheibe1975TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Nana Mouskouri1974TV SeriesHimself
Top à...1974TV SeriesHimself
Gala de l'Unicef1973TV SeriesHimself
Luces en la noche1973TV SeriesHimself
À bout portant1972TV SeriesHimself
Samedi soir1971TV SeriesHimself
4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet1969TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Show Pänggggg - oder: Gäste zum Fernsehen1969TV MovieHimself - Musician (as Aphrodite's Child)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Festival1973TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19782013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Anyone for Demis? How the World Invaded the Charts2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19762011TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
A polos 252010TV SeriesHimself
Memòries de la tele2009TV SeriesHimself
'Abigail's Party' Pack2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesHimself
50 y más2005TV MovieHimself
Boom Boom! The Best of the Original Basil Brush Show2001VideoHimself
I Love a 1970's Christmas2000TV Special documentaryHimself
The Best of the Don Lane Show1994TV MovieHimself
Rock Bottom1992TV MovieForever and Ever
Top of the Pops1976TV SeriesHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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