Hubert Yves Adrian Giraud
Fecha de nacimiento:
03 de marzo de 1920
Fecha de fallecimiento:
16 de enero de 2016
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(3 March 1920 – 16 January 2016) was a French composer and lyricist.
Giraud began his career playing the harmonica with Django Reinhardt's jazz group, the Quintette du Hot Club de France. In 1941, he was recruited by Ray Ventura to play the guitar during Ventura's big-band tour of South America. Six years later, he joined Jacques Hélian's orchestra in scoring a series of post-war romantic comedy films, including Georges Combert's 1951 feature, Musique en tête
His song "Dors, mon amour", performed by André Claveau
, won the Eurovision Song Contest 1958.
Giraud (with lyricist Pierre Cour) wrote the song "Gitans" ( "Les Gitans"). It was further translated into English by B. Guilgud (a.k.a. Guilgudo) and A. Gill and recorded by Corry Brokken. Sergio Franchi recorded an English and Italian version (Italian lyrics by Leo Chiosso) on his 1965 RCA album Live at the Cocoanut Grove.
Giraud also wrote the music for the songs "Sous le ciel de Paris" in 1951 and "Mamy Blue" in 1970.
The Fighting Drummer (1953)