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Henri Dès

You start with his full-length recording debut in 1977, Henri Dès was being among the most successful Francophone children’s music singer/songwriters of his period. Given birth to Henri Destraz on Dec 14, 1940, in Renens, Vaud, Switzerland, he relocated to Paris in 1960 with expectations of becoming a specialist musician. While he battled to find achievement amid the coné-coné scene of that time period, he honed his art like a songwriter through the 1960s and started to encounter some success past due in the 10 years, most notably earning the Sopot International Track Event in 1969. In the wake of his earn at Sopot, he was elected to represent Switzerland in the Eurovision Track Competition in 1970 using the track “Retour,” and completed in 4th place. Also in 1970 he released the 7″ solitary Alle Mädchen Sind Gefährlich within the Liberty label. Through the early to middle-’70s Dès started composing children’s music, and after almost being chosen as the Swiss consultant towards the Eurovision Track Competition in 1976 along with his track “C’est Pour la Vie,” he produced his full-length debut in 1977 using the children’s recording Cache-Cache by himself label, Productions Marie-Josée. He proceeded release a fresh albums each year or two, and do so well in to the fresh millennium: La Petite Charlotte (1979), Flagada (1980), L’Ane Blanc (1982), Dessin Fou (1984), Les Trésors de Notre Enfance, Vol. 1 (1985), Le Beau Tambour (1986), La Glace au Citron (1988), Toni et Vagabond (1989), Les Trésors de Notre Enfance, Vol. 2 (1990), Les Bêtises (1991), Le Crocodile (1993), L’Évasion de Toni (1994), Far-West (1995), On Peut Pas Tout Dire (1997), Du Soleil (1999), C’est le Père Noël (2001), Comme des Géants (2002), Polissongs (2005), L’Hirondelle et le Papillon (2008), et al. A lot of his greatest songs were ultimately compiled within the double-disc collection 15 Gâteau (2007).

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