Demetrio Stratos

Efstratios Demetriou (Ευστράτιος Δημητρίου)

Also known as D. Stratos, Demetrio Statos, Stratos
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.demetriostratos.it/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demetrio_Stratos, http://www.italianprog.com/a_stratos.htm

Discography of Demetrio Stratos:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Recitarcantando 8 Audio 1980 Cramps Records
2 Metrodora 7 Audio 2001
3 Le Milleuna 3 Audio 2001
4 Cantare La Voce 5 Audio 2001
5 Metrodora 7 Audio 2001 Get Back
6 Cantare La Voce 5 Audio 1978 Cramps Records
7 Recitarcantando 11 Audio 2007-08-29
8 Stratosfera 32 Audio 2002 Akarma
9 Rock And Roll Exibition 7 Audio 2007-08-29
10 Cantare La Voce 5 Audio 2007-12-19
11 Concerto All'Elfo 6 Audio 2007-08-29
12 Metrodora 7 Audio 1989 Cramps Records
13 Recitarcantando 11 Audio 1994 Cramps Records
14 Alla Ricerca Della Voce-Musica 13 Audio 1999
15 Le Milleuna 3 Audio 1990 Cramps Records
16 Metrodora 7 Audio 2007-10-24
17 Le Milleuna 3 Audio 2007-08-29
18 La Cantata Rossa Per Tall El Zaatar 9 Audio 2001
19 Metrodora 7 Audio 1976 Cramps Records
20 Daddy's Dream 2 Audio 1972 Numero Uno
21 Cantare La Voce 5 Audio 2009-06-00 Cramps Records
22 Rock And Roll Exibition 7 Audio 2001 Akarma
23 Concerto All'Elfo 6 Audio 2006 Cramps Records
24 Daddy's Dream 2 Audio 1972 Disques Vogue
25 Cantare La Voce 5 Audio 1989 Cramps Records
26 The Real Jazz Rock 12 Audio 1998-10-00
27 Cantare La Voce 5 Audio 1998 EMI Music Italy
28 Cantare La Voce 5 Audio 2013-10-29


Born: 22 April 1945 in Alexandria, Egypt

Died: 13 June 1979 in New York, USA

Singer, song-writer, musician, multi-instrumentalist, music researcher and lyricist.

Born in Alexandria from a Greek Orthodox family, since the early childhood he began to study piano and accordion at the "Conservatoire National d'Athènes".

In 1957 he moved to Nicosia, Cyprus, and later, in 1962, finally settled in Milan, Italy, attending the School of Architecture at the local "Politecnico" and giving birth to his first student band.

He also started performing as keyboardist and - later - as singer, both in pubs and recording studios.

In 1966 he joined the beat group [a=I Ribelli], enjoying a remarkable success with such hit singles as "Pugni chiusi" and "Chi mi aiuterà", and the following self-titled album "I Ribelli" (1969).

After the group split, he was signed to label [l=Numero Uno], on which released "Daddy's Dream" (1972) - a unique and rather unsuccessful attempt to establish himself as a "commercial" singer.

That same year, Demetrio founded [a=Area (6)], who would become one of the most innovative and influential Italian prog-rock bands ever.

In the meantime, he started his lifelong involvement with experimental studies on human voice used as a musical instrument, a first step towards the achievement of unprecedented levels of voice manipulation.

His fame kept growing up along with his many collaborations with famed artists and participations in live festivals, tours and exhibitions throughout the world.

In 1979, Stratos finally left "Area", then focusing exclusively on vocal research and on his career as a solo artist.

Unfortunately, in April of the same year he was diagnosed with aplastic anemia (a severe blood disorder), and transferred from Milan to New York, where he died on June 13, the day before a great fundraising live concert organized by his friends musicians was held. The concert - which took place, as planned, at the "Arena" of Milan on June, 14, and was attended by an estimated audience of 60,000 people - was then released as a tribute [url=http://www.discogs.com/Various-1979-Il-Concerto-Omaggio-A-Demetrio-Stratos/release/1736075]double album[/url].


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