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Alec R. Costandinos, (born Alexandre Kouyoumdjian in 1944 in Cairo, Egypt) is a French singer and artist of the 1970s.[1][2] He was also intimately involved as a writer, publisher, and musician in the development of Aphrodite's Child with Vangelis and Greek-born pop singer, Demis Roussos. On the disco front, he contributed to the debut album of Crystal Grass, which featured the club hit "Crystal World", released on the Philips label in France. Costandinos was the publisher of hits for various artists, including French chanteuse Dalida. He has also written under the pseudonym R. Rupen. He often worked with a collective of backing singers, The Birds of Paris, some of whom later became famous in their own right. His father was Armenian and his mother was Greek. Alec R. Costandinos is highly influenced by the Egyptian/Arabic music of his time, such as Abdelhalim Hafez, Oum Kalsoum, and Farid El-Atreche.

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1 Albums [3]

1.1 Alec R. Costandinos 1.2 Love & Kisses 1.3 Other

2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Albums [3][edit] Alec R. Costandinos[edit]

1977 Romeo & Juliet (Casablanca) 1978 Hunchback of Notre Dame (Casablanca) 1978 Trocadero Bleu Citron (Casablanca) 1979 The Synchophonic Orchestra Featuring Alirol and Jacquet (Casablanca) 1979 Winds of Change (Casablanca) 1981 Americana (RCA)

Love & Kisses[edit]

1977 Love and Kisses (Casablanca) 1978 How Much, How Much I Love You (Casablanca) 1979 You Must Be Love (Casablanca) 1982 Bap Bap/Right Here in My World (Disc'AZ)

Other[edit]

1977 Judas (as Sphinx) (Casablanca) 1977 Golden Tears (as Sumeria) (Casablanca) 1978 Trocadero Bleu Citron - Original Soundtrack (Casablanca) 1978 Paris Connection (Casablanca) 1979 Winds of Change - Original Soundtrack (Casablanca) 1980 John And Arthur Simms (Casablanca) The Birds of Paris

1981 Le Group (Disc'AZ)

See also[edit]

List of number-one dance hits (United States) List of artists who reached number one on the US Dance chart

References[edit]

^ Discogs - Alec R. Costandinos Discography ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Biography: Alec R. Costandinos". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 April 2010.  ^ Discogs - Alec R. Costandinos Discography

External links[edit]

Alec R. Costandinos' official website

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 60689970 ISNI: 0000 0000 7976 2585 BNF: cb138927754 (data) MusicBrainz: 6e29c58c-c47c-4e09

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