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Greek Pop Singer and Composer Robert Williams Dies at 73

Robert Williams
Robert Williams. Credit: AMNA

Robert Williams, a well-known pop singer and composer of the 1970s, died at age 73 after serious health issues.

Williams was born in 1949 and was guitarist and vocalist of the rock band “Poll” at the beginning of the 1970s. Starting in 1974, he also sang pop songs and had a first LP cut in 1974 titled by his name.

In the 1970s he was part of a group representing Greece at Eurovision‘s competition with the “Solfeggio Lesson” (Mathima Solfez), which came in fifth.

The group included independently well-known pop singers Paschalis Arvanitidis, Bessy Argyraki, and Marianna Toli, and the song was composed by Giorgos Chatzinassios, who was responsible for many popular Greek hits; lyrics were by Sevi Tiliakou.

Robert Williams wrote the music of a popular TV series

In 1991, Robert Williams wrote the music and many of the lyrics for the long-running TV series “I Lampsi” (“The Glow”), the songs of which were released in an LP in 1992.

Condolences were expressed by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis who said, “Goodbye to Robert, who with Poll accompanied the teenage dreams of an entire generation.”

“To the sensitive composer who never stopped singing for young people, and for ND, which he loved and for whom he composed its theme song,” said the PM. “The music he leaves behind will always remain fresh.”

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