Rock musician Antonis Tourkogiorgis, 72, dies

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Rock instrumentalist  Antonis Tourkogiorgis, 72, dies

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Rock instrumentalist Antonis Tourkogiorgis has died astatine the property of 72, a person and workfellow of his, Kostas Bigalis, posted Sunday.

Along with guitarist Yannis Spathas, Tourkogiorgis, who sang and played bass guitar, were the mainstays of section stone radical Socrates Drank the Conium, besides well-known simply arsenic Socrates, from 1969 to 2010, erstwhile Tourkogiorgis archetypal faced superior wellness issues.

Melding the hard-edged blues and psychedelia of Cream and Jimi Hendrix with prog-rock-influenced clip signatures, Socrates enjoyed fame successful Greece for years, with galore considering them the champion section stone radical ever. Their tendency for an planetary vocation did not cookware out, though. Two of their albums, On the Wings and Phos, the second produced by Vangelis, saw constricted merchandise successful the US successful the 1970s.

Tourkogiorgis’ origin of decease was not instantly known. Spathas died successful July 2019 astatine the property of 68, aft suffering a stroke.

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