Lines on the Death of Demis Roussos

After all the sound and fury accompanying yesterday elections in Greece there’s one item of much sadder news. The legendary Demis Roussos has passed away. I can’t think of him without thinking of Abigail’s Party:

 

So, farewell then,
Demis Roussos.

“For ever
And ever
And ever
And ever
You’ll
Beeeeeee
The One!”

You sang.

But, alas,
Nothing
Ever
Lasts
For ever
And ever
And ever
And ever.
And now
You’ve Gone.

But at least
Alison Steadman
liked you.

(And so did
Keith’s Mum.)

 by Peter Coles (aged 51 ½).

2 Responses to “Lines on the Death of Demis Roussos”

  1. Although his music more recently was quite different, in his youth he was in a band. Aphrodite’s Child, with Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, better known as Vangelis.

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