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Paul Mauriat

Paul Mauriat (Marseille, 4 March 19253 November 2006 in Perpignan) was a French orchestra leader, specializing in light music. He is best known in the United States for his hit (#1 for 5 weeks in 1968) recording of André Popp's "L'Amour est bleu" ("Love is Blue"), originally recorded by Vicky Leandros. Image File history File links http://mclub. ... Image File history File links http://mclub. ... City flag Coat of arms Motto: By her great deeds, the city of Massilia shines Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country Region Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur Department Bouches-du-Rhône (13) Subdivisions 16 arrondissements (in 8 secteurs) Intercommunality Urban Community of Marseille Provence M... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Perpignan (French: Perpignan, pronounced ; Catalan Perpinyà, pronounced ) is a commune and the préfecture (administrative capital city) of the Pyrénées-Orientales département in southern France. ... Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Love is Blue (LAmour est Bleu) Love is Blue is a song written by André Popp and Pierre Cour in 1967. ... Vicky Leandros (born August 23, 1952 or 1948) is a Greek singer with a long international career. ...

Mauriat grew up in Marseilles and began leading his own band during the Second World War. In the 1950s he became musical director to at least two well-known French singers, Charles Aznavour and Maurice Chevalier, touring with them respectively. Marseilles redirects here. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... the first thing that was invented was the automatic DILDO. Education grew explosively because of a very strong demand for high school and college education. ... Charles Aznavour (Armenian: Õ‡Õ¡Õ¼Õ¬ Ô±Õ¦Õ¶Õ¡Õ¾Õ¸Ö‚Ö€; born May 22, 1924) is an Armenian-French singer, songwriter, actor and public activist. ... French singer Maurice Chevalier with stars of Hellzapoppin at Expo 67, in Montreal, Quebec. ...

In 1957, Mauriat released his first EP Paul Mauriat, a four track RGM release. Between 1959-1964 Mauriat recorded several albums on the Bel-Air record label under the name Paul Mauriat et Son Orchestre, as well as using the various pseudonyms of Richard Audrey, Nico Papadopoulos, Eduardo Ruo and Willy Twist, to better reflect the international flavour of his recordings. During this period, Mauriat also released several recordings with Les Satellites, where he creatively arranged vocal backing harmony for such albums as Slow Rock and Twist, (1961), A Malypense (1962) and Les Satellites Chantent Noel (1964).

Mauriat composed the music for several French soundtracks (also released on Bel-Air) including Un Taxi Pour Tobrouk (1961), Horace 62 (1962) and Faits Sauter La Banque (1964).

He wrote his first song with André Pascal. In 1958 they were prizewinners in the Coq d'or De La Chanson Francaise with Rendez-vous au Lavendou. Using the pseudonym of Del Roma, Mauriat was to have his first international hit with Chariot, which he wrote in collaboration with friends Franck Pourcel (co-composer), Jacques Plante (French lyrics) and Raymond Lefevre (orchestrator). In the USA the song was recorded as I Will Follow Him by Little Peggy March and became #1 on the Billboard charts in all categories for 3 weeks. In 1992 the song was featured prominently in the film Sister Act starring Whoopi Goldberg. More recently, Eminem included some bars in his song, Guilty Conscience. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... « In the strange world of show-business where you can find many con-artists and wind merchants, there is a distinguished man, whose look is more that of a diplomat than an artist: Franck Pourcel is discreet, modest and without pretence, this quiet man with a handsome silhouette has recorded... Joseph Jacques Omer Jake the Snake Plante (born January 17, 1929 in Shawinigan Falls, Quebec; died February 27, 1986 in Sierre, Switzerland) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. ... Raymond Lefevre (born November, 20 of 1929 Calais, France) was a French easy listening orchestra conductor and composer. ... Little Peggy March (born Margaret Annemarie Battavio on March 8, 1948, Lansdale, Pennsylvania) is an American pop music singer. ... Sister Act is a 1992 American comedy film released by Touchstone Pictures. ... Whoopi Goldberg performing stand-up at a benefit for Rainforest Action Network. ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem or Slim Shady, is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and actor from the Detroit, Michigan area. ...

Between 1967 and 1972 he wrote a lot of songs for Mireille Mathieu; Mon Credo (1 335 000 copies sold), Viens dans ma rue, La premiere etoile, Geant, etc. (to name but a few) and contributed 130 song arrangements for Charles Aznavour. Mireille Mathieu (album) Mireille Mathieu (born July 22, 1946) is a French singer, who besides being very successful in her own country, became a star of international stature, recording in several languages. ... Charles Aznavour (Armenian: Õ‡Õ¡Õ¼Õ¬ Ô±Õ¦Õ¶Õ¡Õ¾Õ¸Ö‚Ö€; born May 22, 1924) is an Armenian-French singer, songwriter, actor and public activist. ...

In 1965 Mauriat established Le Grand Orchestre de Paul Mauriat, and released hundreds of recordings and compilations through the Philips label for the next 28 years. In 1994 he signed with Japanese record company Pony Canyon, where he re-recorded some of his greatest hits and wrote new compositions. Mauriat recorded many of these albums in both Paris and London, utilising several English classical musicians in these recordings. Philips HQ in Amsterdam Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (Royal Philips Electronics N.V.), usually known as Philips, (Euronext: PHIA, NYSE: PHG) is one of the largest electronics companies in the world, founded and headquartered in the Netherlands. ... Pony Canyon is a large Japanese company, established on October 1st 1966, which publishes music, DVD and VHS videos, movies and video games. ...

For several decades, one of Mauriat's compositions served as a musical track for the weather report in the USSR's premier TV news program. His other compositions were used in "In the world of animals" (V mire zhivotnykh) and "Kinopanorama" programs. See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. ...

Many of Mauriat's recordings are recompositions of other composers' songs and music. Mauriat relied heavily on strings and synthesiser to create interesting music. The arrangements are usually very bright and busy with sensible use of the percussive section to deliver a grand style of performance. In his 70s and 80s live concerts, Mauriat often used singers to provide backing for numbers such as Penelope, Love is Blue and the World Melody section he arranged for his 1980 and 1982 concerts.

Mauriat gave his final performance in 1998 in Osaka, but his orchestra keeps touring around the world and has twice traveled to China. Among his best known recordings are L'amour est bleu, El Bimbo, Toccata and Penelope. Osaka )   is a city in Japan, located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, in the Kansai region of the main island of HonshÅ«. The city is the capital of Osaka Prefecture. ...

In 2002 writer and commentator, Serge Elhaik released an official authorised biography Une vie en bleu of Mauriat's life ([1]).

Mauriat's former lead pianist, Gilles Gambus, became the orchestra's conductor in 1999 and led successful tours of Japan, China, and Russia. Gambus had worked with Mauriat for more than 25 years.

In 2005, classical French Horn instrumentalist, Jean-Jacques Justafre assumed conductorship of the orchestra, and led successful tours of Japan and Korea in late 2005.

On November 3, 2006, Paul Mauriat died at the age of 81. is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Awards and Recognitions

He is one of the artist with the largest recording catalogs featuring more than 1000 titles just from his Polygram era (1965-1993). Was awarded with the Grand Prix from the french recording industry, a MIDEN trophy and in 1997 won the prestigious distintion "Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres" from the French Ministry of Culture. He have sold over 30 Millions albums worldwide and made 28 tours to Japan from 1973 to 1998.

In the early-mid 80s, Paul Mauriat appeared in several Japanese coffee commercials, which featured orchestral background music from his world-class orchestra.

As well as significantly recording with his orchestra, the Paul Mauriat name continues in a range of saxophones, known as Paul Mauriat Saxophones. They are very well regarded by professional musicians throughout the world.

Discography (released as Paul Mauriat)

  • Paris by Night (1961)
  • Plays Standards (1963)
  • Paul Mauriat Joue pour les Enfants (1963)
  • Album No 1 (1965)
  • Russie De Toujours (1965)
  • Album No 2 (1965)
  • Album No 3 (1966)
  • Prestige de Paris (1966)
  • Album No 4 (1966)
  • Bang, Bang (1966)
  • Album No 5 (1967)
  • Noëls (1967)
  • Album No 6 (1967)
  • Love Is Blue (1968)
  • Latin Nights (1968)
  • Mauriat Slows (1968)
  • Rain and Tears (1968)
  • Cent Mille Chansons (1968)
  • Rhythm and Blues (1968)
  • Je T'aime...Moi Non Plus (1969)
  • Un Jour, Un Enfant (1969)
  • Vole, Vole, Farandole (1969)
  • Paul Mauriat Joue Chopin (1970)
  • C'est La Vie... Lily (1970)
  • Gone is Love (1970)
  • Comme J'ai Toujours Envie D'aimer (1970)
  • Paloma Embriagada (1970)
  • Un Banc, Un Arbre, Une Rue (1971)
  • Mamy Blue (1971)
  • Penelope (1971)
  • El Condor Pasa (1971)
  • Tombe La Neige (1971)
  • Apres Toi (1972)
  • L'Avventura (1972)
  • Last Summer Day (1972)
  • Paul Mauriat Joue Les Beatles (1972)
  • Le Lac Majeur (1972)
  • Forever and Ever (1973)
  • Nous Irons à Vérone (1973)
  • Last Tango In Paris (1973)
  • Good bye, My Love, Good bye (1973)
  • White Christmas (1973)
  • Retalhos de Cetim (1974)
  • Je Pense à Toi (1974)
  • Le Premier Pas (1974)
  • I Won't Last a Day Without You (1974)
  • Have You Never Been Mellow? (1974)
  • L'Été Indien (1975)
  • Entre Dos Aguas (1975)
  • The Best of Paul Mauriat - 10 Years with Philips (1975)
  • From Souvenirs to Souvenirs (1975)
  • Lili Marlene (1975)
  • Stereo Spectacular (1975)
  • Love Sounds Journey (1976)
  • Michelle (1976)
  • Love Is Still Blue (1976)
  • Il Était une Fois... Nous Deux (1976)
  • Chanson D'amour (1977)
  • C'est La Vie (1977)
  • Hymne à l'Amour (1977)
  • Brasil Exclusivamente (1977)
  • L'Oiseau et l'Enfant (1977)
  • Overseas Call (1978)
  • Dans les Yeux d'Émilie (1978)
  • Brasil Exclusivamente Vol.2 (1978)
  • Too Much Heaven (1979)
  • Nous (1979)
  • Copacabana (1979)
  • Aerosong (1980)
  • Chromatic (1980)
  • Brasil Exclusivamente Vol.3 (1980)
  • Reality (1981)
  • Roma dalla Finestra (1981)
  • Pour Le Plaisir (1981)
  • Je n'Pourrais Jamais t'Oublier (1981)
  • Tout Pour Le Musique (1982)
  • Magic (1982)
  • I Love Breeze (1982)
  • Descendant Of The Dragon (1982)
  • Wild Spring (1983)
  • Summer Has Flown (1983)
  • Olive Tree (1984)
  • Piano Ballade (1984)
  • The Seven Seas (1984)
  • Chromatic (1984)
  • Transparence (1985)
  • The Best of Paul Mauriat 2 - 20 Years with Philips (1985)
  • Classics In The Air (1985)
  • Windy (1986)
  • Classics In The Air 2 (1986)
  • Song For Taipei (1986)
  • Classics In The Air 3 (1987)
  • Nagekidori (1987)
  • Best Of France (1988)
  • The Paul Mauriat Story (1988)
  • Serenade (1989)
  • Iberia (1989)
  • Remember (1990)
  • You Don't Know Me (1990)
  • Gold Concert (1990)
  • Retrospective (1991)
  • Nostal Jazz (1991)
  • Emotions (1993)
  • The Color Of The Lovers (1994)
  • Now And Then (1994)
  • Soundtracks (1995)
  • Quartet For Kobe (1995)
  • Escapades (1996)
  • Cri D'amour (1996)
  • 30th Anniversary Concert (1996)
  • Romantic (1997)
  • Sayonara Concert (1998)
  • I Will Follow Him (2000)
  • All The Best (2003, In China)
  • Blooming Hits (2006, Universal Music Enterprises, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc., Santa Monica, CA)
  • Paul Mauriat Boxsets Vol 3 & 4 (2007, Universal Music, Japan)

External links

  • Paul Mauriat Official Fan Club
  • Gilles Gambus Fan club
  • Peter's Paul Mauriat Page
  • Paul Mauriat - Love Is Blue
  • Paul Mauriat Saxophones

  Results from FactBites:
Paul Mauriat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (805 words)
Paul Mauriat (born 4 March 1925 - 3 November 2006) in Marseille, France was a French orchestra leader, specializing in light music.
Mauriat regarded Pourcel as his mentor in the 1950s, and as a major musical and personal influence who inspired him to record with important singers of the 1960s, as well as in the creation of his own orchestra.
Mauriat's former lead pianist Gilles Gambus[2] became the orchestra's conductor in 1999 and led successful tours of Japan, China, and Russia.
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No one is going to compare Paul Mauriat with Beethoven (the modest Mauriat, who comes from a long line of distinguished French classical musicians, would be horrified at the very thought).
Yet the point has some relevance to Mauriat's career and the remarkable success albums such as"Chitty chitty bang bang" have enjoyed over the years particularly since his version of "Love is blue" rocketed to the no/1 spot in the American hit parade.
Paul Mauriat has never stopped listening and learning since he was in very short trousers.
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