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Greek singer loved by fans worldwide for his kaftans and 1970s hit Forever and Ever
Few pop artists of the past 50 years achieved such global recognition as Demis Roussos, who has died aged 68. The kaftan-clad, middle-of-the-road crooner was reported to have sold more than 60m records in his long career. Yet despite his huge success, his portly stature and tousled beard attracted criticism and mirth – in Mike Leigh’s 1977 play Abigail’s Party, for instance, the hapless hostess Beverly, played by Alison Steadman, is revealed to be one of his most ardent fans.
One of Roussos’s most enduring signature songs – and one beloved by Beverly – was the title track of his 1973 album Forever and Ever. The album reached No 2 in the UK charts in 1974. It was followed by Happy to Be On an Island in the Sun, a specially written number by David Lewis shrewdly aimed at the British fondness for Mediterranean holidays, »
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Island in the sun! Kate Middleton, Prince William, and their adorable son Prince George hit the luxe tropical destination of Mustique this week for a beach vacation. Sources tell Us Weekly that the royals arrived in the Grenadines midweek. The trip was planned in part to celebrate the 60th birthday of the Duchess of Cambridge's mother, Carole Middleton. Photos: Kate Middleton's Stunning Royal Style Turning the big 6-0 on Saturday, Jan. 31, Carole will be fêted in Mustique by her eldest daughter, son-in-law, grandson, husband Michael Middleton, and two younger [...] »
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