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    Aphrodite's Child

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Spring, Summer, Winter And Fall lyrics
    Demis Roussos feat. Aphrodite's Child
    It's Five O'Clock lyrics
    Aphrodite's Child feat. Vangelis
    3All The Seats Were Occupied lyrics
    4Altamont lyrics
    5Such A Funny Night lyrics
    Aphrodite's Child feat. Vangelis
    6The Wakening Beast lyrics
    7Plastics Nevermore lyrics
    8The Beast lyrics
    9Good Time So Fine lyrics
    Ofis lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    7,496 4.0/5
    666 [1972]
    The Singles [2001]
    Greatest Hits [1995]
    The Complete Collection [1996]
    End Of The World [1968]
    Best Of Aphrodite's Child [1975]
    Babylon The Great [2002]
    The Singles + [2003]
    It's Five O'Clock [1969]
    The Best Of Aphrodite's Child [1994]


    The short story of APHRODITE'S CHILD starts in 1968, when the Greek/Egyptian bassist and vocalist named Artemios Ventouris Roussos (Demis Roussos) and the powerful drummer Lucas Sideras were supposed to meet the multi instrumentalist Evengelo Odyssey Papathanassiou (VANGELIS) who had left his first group FORMINXS, but the first two were not admitted to the United Kingdom because they had no working permits but custom officers discovered photos and tapes in their luggage so they assumed the musicians intended to stay.

    A few months later the three musicians join in Paris with Anargyros Koulouris (Silver Koulouris) a very competent guitar player and they decide to form a new band which was supposed to mix traditional Greek music with Western Pop and Psychedelia, but they ended doing much more than was expected.

    Due to their financial situation they had to sign a terrible contract with a record company. Soon after the birth of the band, Silver Koulouris has to leave the group because he was called for his Military Service and only joins again for the recording of their last album 666. During these years Demis Roussos has to play guitar and bass.

    Their first two releases "End of the World" (which includes two hit singles, "Rain and Tears" and "I Want To Live", the last one reached N° 1 in most Europe) and "It's Five O'Clock" showed a commercial oriented band with a very peculiar sound, but it's not until 1970, when they start to record the brilliant and adventurous "666" that they get a place in progressive Rock history even when the relation inside the band was at the lowest point, mostly because VANGELIS wanted to do more serious music than Lucas Sideras and Roussos.

    The paradox is that this masterpiece which combines 100% Symphonic structure, British Psychedelia, Greek Orthodox Religious music with a touch of pop was only released in 1972 (after the band had already split) due to several reasons like the controversial concept ("The Book of Revelations"), the confession made by the band that "666" was conceived under the influence of Sahlep (some people believed this word was referred to some kind of pagan divinity when in fact it's a common non alcoholic beverage from Turkey) and the track "Infinity" sung by the great actress Irene Papas which is really a five minutes orgasm.

    After APHRODITE'S CHILD disbanded, the members took different paths, like Roussos who became a well known pop singer and VANGELIS who is still a respected Progressive/New Age artist, but none of their later works will have the importance of "666", an Icon of Progressive Rock and one of the first conceptual albums in history.

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