Ferré, Léo

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Name
Ferré, Léo Gender: M
born on 24 August 1916 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place Monaco, Monaco, 43n42, 7e23
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 01°05' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 16°03 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 00°25'



Léo Ferré

Biography

Monegasque poet, composer and a dynamic and controversial live performer whose career in France dominated the years after the Second World War until his death. He released some forty albums over this period, composing the music and the majority of the lyrics. He released many hit singles, particularly between 1960 and the mid-seventies. Some of his songs have become classics of the French chanson repertoire, such as Avec le temps, C’est extra or Jolie Môme.

Along with Georges Brassens, Jacques Brel and Serge Gainsbourg, he is considered one of the greatest French singer-songwriters of all times, but unlike Brel and Gainsbourg, or even Charles Aznavour, his songs are very little known in the English-speaking world.

Ferré was an anarchist. He mixed revolt with love and melancholy, sophisticated lyricism with slang and shouts, rhyming verse with prose monologues. He moved from music-hall to symphonic music, breaking free from the traditional song structure, inventing his own musical territory, powerfully dramatic and unique. He also popularized the French poètes maudits, such as François Villon, Charles Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine, and Arthur Rimbaud, as well as great French poets from the 20th century like Guillaume Apollinaire and Louis Aragon, by setting into music many of their poems.

He died 14 July 1993.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Death, Cause unspecified 14 July 1993 in Castellina in Chianti
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Source Notes

Steinbrecher collection: Gauquelin 5/323

Categories

  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Actor)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer (Songwriter)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Singer, singer)