Henri Salvador


Born July 18, 1917, in Cayenne, French Guyana.
Deceased February 13, 2008, in Paris.
Famous French musician, singer, autor, composer (500 songs), humourist, TV personality, label manager.
He began his long career playing with his brother [a=André Salvador (2)]. Then, he joined up with some jazz bands (Eddy South, Django Rheinart, Ray Ventura).
He went on to start a solo career after World War II and created a lot of classic songs. He's been considered as a pioneer in French rock'n roll with his friend [a=Boris Vian]. He also founded his own record labels: "Disques Salvador" and "Rigolo"(1964).
In the 1970s he sang French versions of songs for Disney cartoons.