Demis Roussos, who died on January 25 at the age of 68, was famed for his voluminous kaftans and soaring voice.
The Greek singer was a fixture on the European charts in the mid-70s, scoring a number one single with Forever and Ever and global album sales of more than 60 million.
He told the Daily Mirror in 2002: “Designers from all over the world used to make them for me.
“I had some very dramatic designs. People liked them, I liked them and I felt great in them.”
When Demis Roussos decided to sell his kaftan collection for charity in the 1990s, it required three auctions – one each in the UK, Germany and France.
Asked whether he wore anything underneath those billowing robes, Demis Roussos once replied: “Of course not. I never did.
“It was fantastic. It was funny. When I was on stage there were always women in the front row who’d try and look up my kaftan.”
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