The year was 1973, and the music industry produced some of the best songs ever. This year saw the release of ‘My Friend the Wind’, a catchy hit song that became a chart-topper in the Netherlands, Belgium, West Germany, and Austria. The song was performed by Artemios “Demis” Ventouris-Roussos, a Greek singer, songwriter, and musician who sold over 60 million albums worldwide and became “an unlikely kaftan-wearing sex symbol”.
Watching the video, I couldn’t help but notice the perfect matching of stereo to high-quality video, which made the song sound even more captivating. The audience was just as enthralled with the music, as evidenced by the applause and positive reactions throughout the video.
As the song played, I found myself singing along with the lyrics, “My friend, the wind will come from the hills when the dawn rises, he’ll wake me again…” It’s a catchy tune with a beautiful melody that stays with you long after the song has ended. The lyrics are about a love affair, and the singer speaks about the wind bringing a message of love from his beloved.
The song has a Greek flavor, and it transports the listener to the Greek countryside, where the wind blows and love is in the air. The song is a perfect blend of romance and melody, and it’s no wonder it became such a hit in Europe.
The upbeat trivia from 1973 surrounding the song is that the President of the United States was Richard Nixon, a gallon of gas was around 40 cents, a dozen eggs cost approximately 45 cents, and a gallon of milk cost about $1.31.
The background of the song ‘My Friend the Wind’ is that it was originally recorded in Greek by Roussos in 1972 under the title “O Morfouli”, and was written by Alec R. Costandinos. The English version of the song was released in 1973, and the rest is history.
No wonder ‘My Friend the Wind’ was a hit song in 1973. It’s a beautiful song with a catchy melody, sung by a talented musician who knew how to connect with his audience. If you haven’t watched the video yet, I encourage you to do so because it’s a delightful experience that will take you back to a time when music was pure and full of emotion.