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Weekend Reads Henri Salvador, "the French artist par excellence"

14:50  28 november  2020
14:50  28 november  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

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In honor of a French entertainer par excellence , today’s Doodle, illustrated by Toulouse, France-based guest artist Sébastien Gravouil, celebrates Salvador established himself as a beloved French figure across a seven-decade career and is widely credited with helping to introduce rock ‘n’ roll to France.

Henri salvador officiel. 66,442 likes · 10 talking about this. Fantaisiste Crooner. Il y a des chansons qui ne prennent jamais une ride. Et d’autres qui se dévoilent un peu plus quand elles sont reprises par d’autres artistes que leur auteur or iginel.

Henri Salvador, artiste © Provided by Le Point Henri Salvador, artist

He is an artist who marked the history of French music. Composer, guitarist, singer, humorist and even actor, Henri Salvador left his mark on the 20th century. Google pays tribute to him this Saturday, November 28, through a Doodle illustrated by the French artist Sébastien Gravouil. Just twenty years ago, “the French artist par excellence” received the 2000 disc price from the Charles-Cros Academy for his entire career.

This began in the heart of the 1930s, at Paris . Born in Cayenne, Guyana, in 1917, he arrived twelve years later at the port of Le Havre. But, it is in the capital, discovering the records of Louis Armstrong and inspired by the sounds of Django Reinhardt , that he will take the plunge, guitar in hand on the terraces of cafes. Spotted by the gypsy musician, he rejoins his group. Briefly a member of the army, he then joined, between 1941 and 1945, the orchestra of Ray Ventura, which then traveled to South America. On his return to France, he very quickly found success with his first solo scene in October 1948 at the Bobino. The kick-off of a true musical epic notably marked by Maladie d'amour in 1948 or Une chanson soft in 1950.

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Henri salvador officiel. 66,269 likes · 16 talking about this. Fantaisiste Crooner. See more of HENRI SALVADOR OFFICIEL on Facebook. Artist . See Moretriangle-down. Pages Liked by This Page.

Henri Gabriel Salvador , né à Cayenne, le 18 juillet 1917 et mort à Paris le 13 février 2008, est un chanteur, compositeur et See more of Henri Salvador on Facebook.

TV star

In 1956, on two occasions, he was invited to take part in the program The Ed Sullivan Show in the United States. The beginning of a love affair between him and the small skylight since it will give a new dimension to his career during the 1960s. While he recorded a few years earlier some of the first rock'n'roll tunes in French, he explodes with his humorous songs on television, notably in the variety shows of Maritie and Gilbert Carpentier. A time during which he will perform songs that have gone down in history, such as The lion died tonight, Work is health or In my island.

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Less visible during the 1980s and 1990s, it made a comeback from 2000, consecrated by the record price of the Charles-Cros Academy. Four years later, he was made Commander of the Legion of Honor. In 2006, he released his last album, Révérence, and the following year, for his 90th birthday, he had an anniversary concert in Monaco. Henri Salvador finally died on February 13, 2008 of a ruptured aneurysm.

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