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Paul Mauriat

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French composer/conductor Paul Mauriat is really a classically trained musician who made a decision to pursue a profession in well-known music. His initial major success emerged in 1962, being a co-writer from the Western european strike “Chariot.” In 1963, the tune was given British lyrics, renamed “I’LL Follow Him,” and became lots one American strike for Small Peggy March. Mauriat is most beneficial kept in mind for his 1968 world-wide smash “Like Is usually Blue.” Mauriat’s ancestors had been all classical music artists and he originally prepared to follow within their footsteps, learning the music as a kid and searching for the Conservatoire in Paris when he was a decade old. As an adolescent, he became infatuated with jazz and well-known music, which produced him stray from his preliminary career route. At age 17, he created an orchestra and started touring concert halls throughout European countries. These concerts gained him the eye of vocalist/songwriter Charles Aznavour, who employed Mauriat as an arranger and conductor. Through Aznavour, he started working with a number of additional French performers. For the rest from the ’40s as well as the ’50s, he proved helpful mainly as an arranger for various other musicians. Mauriat started a solo profession in the first ’60s, recording some instrumental albums which were recognized by their sweeping, melodic strings and carefully insistent modern rhythms. Utilizing the pseudonym Del Roma, he co-wrote “Chariot,” which became popular for Petula Clark in 1962. The next year, the tune was given a fresh, British lyric by Arthur Altman and Norman Gimbel and was documented by Small Peggy March as “I’LL Stick to Him”; it became lots one hit within the U.S. Through the entire ’60s, Mauriat continuing to record his pop instrumental albums, which became popular as the 10 years progressed. His reputation peaked in 1968, when his edition of “L’Amour Est Bleu” (Appreciate Is Blue), that was Luxembourg’s distribution towards the 1963 Eurovision Tune contest, became a global hit, reaching number 1 on several graphs, including America. The one was backed by Blooming Strikes, an record that featured an array of ’60s pop strikes; the record was massively well-known which is estimated it sold more than two million copies worldwide. Mauriat became a global recording superstar, touring North and Latin America, European countries, and Japan, and producing television appearances in a number of countries. Although Mauriat’s recognition dipped in the first ’70s — he just had two additional U.S. strike singles, “Like in Every Space” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” that have been both small — he continuing to market respectably across the world, especially in Europe. Following the ’80s his documented result slowed as his European audience dwindled, however in china and taiwan he discovered a loyal pursuing. Trips of Russia, China, and Japan would continue until 1998 once the conductor offered his last live show in Osaka. A 12 months later, former business lead pianist Gilles Gambus would become conductor from the orchestra, and in 2005 French horn participant Jean-Jacques Justafre will be handed the baton. On November 3, 2006, Mauriat passed away within the southern French town of Perpignan.

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Full Name Paul Mauriat
Died November 3, 2006, Perpignan, France
Profession Conductor, Film Score Composer
Education Conservatoire de Paris
Nationality French
Spouse Irène Mauriat
Music Songs Love Is Blue, El Bimbo, Song for Anna, Mamy Blue, Le temps du muguet, Rain and Tears, La Reine De Saba, Last Summer Day, Alla Figaro, Le Piano Sur La Vague, Toccata, La Chanson Pour Anna, Minuetto, Nagekidori, Love In Every Room, Mozart, Tombe la neige, El Amor Es Triste, Love Is Still Blue, I Like Chopin, Taka Takata, Katioucha, Je N'pourrai Jamais T'oublier, La Bikina, Etude in a New Form, Je t'aime... moi non plus, Last Tango in Paris, Brasilia Carnaval, A Whole New World, Monia, My Reason, Vivre pour vivre
Albums Le Grand Orchestre, Sayonara Concert, Nostaljazz, The Russian Album, Classics in the Air, Volume 3, The Color of Lovers, More Mauriat, Tout pour la musique / Roma dalla finestra, Un Jour, Un Enfant & Je T’aime ... Moi Non Plus, American Hit Collection, The Seven Seas & Summer Has Flown, Classics in the Air, Volume 2, Gone Is Love, My First Recordings, This is Paul Mauriat (disc 2), Joue Pour Les Enfants, Tu Viens Danser!, Grand Orchestra Super Best 20, Forever and Ever/Nous Irons À Vérone, Viva Cha Cha Cha, Sonidos de Oro, Mon amour je viens du bout du monde, L'été indien, Le Lac Majeur, Cent Mille Chansons / Gone Is Love, I Love Breeze: Paul Mauriat on Stage, Transparence, Mamy Blue, You Don't Know Me, Magic, Romantic, The Bird and the Child, Penelope, Feeling, Iberia, Love is Blue & Cent Mille Chansons, Forever and Ever, Wild Spring, Romance De Amor, Pegase, Paul Mauriat Plays The Beatles & Mamy Blue, Paul Mauriat et son orchestre (Collection "Les grands orfèvres de la chanson"), Le Grand Orchestre de Paul Mauriat - Vols.3 & 6, Nous, A Bouquet Of Hits, Paul Mauriat et son orchestre - Les grandes mélodies (Les belles années de la radio), Japanese Original Album Collection, Volume 3, Paris By Night, Paul Mauriat et son orchestre: les plus grandes mélodies, Big Artist Hits Collection, L'ete Indien & Sommer Souvenirs
Movies The Gendarme in New York, Let's Rob the Bank, The Gorillas


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1 Had his biggest fan base in Japan and South Korea, where he performed in more than 1200 concerts (his last appearance at Osaka in 1998).
2 Between 1967 and 1972, wrote many songs for Mireille Mathieu. He also frequently orchestrated for Charles Aznavour and Melina Mercouri.
3 Conducted his own orchestra during World War II.
4 Co-wrote "I Will Follow Him" (under the pseudonym 'Del Roma'), which was a #1 hit for Peggy March in 1963.
5 Hit #109 on the Billboard Singles Charts in 1977 with "Love Is Still Blue" (Free Spirit 3001)
6 Hit #119 on the Billboard Singles Charts in 1969 with "Hey Jude" (Philips 40594)
7 Hit #103 on the Billboard Singles Charts in 1968 with "San Francisco, Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair" (Philips 40550)
8 Most famous for writing the 1968 #1 hit, "Love is Blue," as well as the title song of the movie "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," which hit #76 in 1969.


Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
V.I.P.-Schaukel 1971-1980 TV Series documentary 37 episodes
Paris aktuell 1966-1970 TV Series documentary 9 episodes
Träume für den Sommer 1966 TV Movie
The Troops in New York 1965
Les gorilles 1964
Let's Rob the Bank 1964
Une petite fugue 1963 Short
Les vierges 1963
The Fabiani Affair 1962

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
De wereld draait door 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mad Men 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Quixote's Island 2011 music: "I will follow him"
The Simpsons 1990-2011 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
All About Steve 2009 writer: "I Will Follow Him"
Hachaverim Shel Naor 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Game Boys 2008 performer: "L'Amour est Bleu"
20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End 2008 performer: "Penelope"
Belle-Baie 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project 2007 Documentary writer: "I Will Follow Him"
Jui oi nui yun kau muk kong 2006 music: "I Will Follow Him"
The Kid Stays in the Picture 2002 Documentary performer: "L'Amour est Bleu"
Reunión de tres hijos de Ochún 2001 Documentary short writer: "Si vuelves tú"
The Sopranos 2001 TV Series music - 2 episodes
Stardom 2000 performer: "Parlez-Moi D'Amour"
Pourquoi pas moi? 1999 writer: "I Will Follow Him"
Millennium 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit 1993 writer: "I Will Follow Him"
Sister Act 1992 writer: "I Will Follow Him 'Chariot'" - as Del Roma
Goodfellas 1990 writer: "I Will Follow Him" - as Del Roma
Elas por Elas 1982 TV Series performer: "A Taste Of The Sixties"
Roma dalla finestra 1982 performer: "Olga's Theme", "La Trattoria", "Love And Love Again", "Jukebox", "Taste Of The Sixties", "The Dream", "Made In France" / writer: "The Green Lake", "Olga's Theme", "La Trattoria", "Love And Love Again", "Jukebox", "Taste Of The Sixties", "The Dream", "Duo", "Made In France", "Alone"
The Hollywood Knights 1980 music: "I Will Follow Him"
Andrea Celeste 1979 TV Series performer: "Sur le chemin de la vie"
Kontakt 1978 Short arranger: "Love Theme from The Godfather"
Jane Bond 1975 performer: "L'Amour est Bleu"
Lisa and the Devil 1973 "Concerto of Aranjuez"
Satans Lust 1971 music: "I Will Follow Him" - uncredited
The Neon Palace 1971 music: "I Will Follow Him"
Motel 1968 TV Series performer: "L'Amour est Bleu"
Tri topolya na Plyushchikhe 1968 music: "Mon credo"
The Danny Kaye Show 1967 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Paris au mois d'août 1966 performer: "Paris au mois d'août"
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet 1962 TV Series music - 1 episode
A Very Private Affair 1962 arranger: "SIDONIE"
A Woman Is a Woman 1961 arranger: "Tu t'laisses aller" - uncredited / performer: "Tu t'laisses aller" - uncredited
Divendres 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Montecristo 2006/I TV Series composer: theme "Autumn ballade"
Roma dalla finestra 1982 composer: theme "The Green Lake"
Taxi for Tobruk 1961 conductor / music arranger - credited in French version
Never on Sunday 1960 music arranger: orchestra - as Nico Papadopoulos

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Le grand échiquier 1987 TV Series Himself
Musical de Mallorca 75 1975 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Paris aktuell 1969 TV Series documentary Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1968 TV Series Pianist

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: 60s & 70s Slow Songs 2015 TV Movie Himself

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