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Franck Pourcel


  1. 1.
    La Vida Rosa
  2. 2.
    Nabucco: va pensiero
  3. 3.
  4. 4.
    Hymne à l'amour
  5. 5.
    Vals de las Flores
Born in Marseilles August 11, 1913
He learns violin at the Conservatoire in Marseilles.
He becomes the musical director of some singers, among them Yves Montand, and Lucienne Boyer, with whom he is going to tour the world.
1952: he emigrates to US, because he wants to produce a big band orchestra.
1953, First hit Blue Tango and the follow up Limelight
1954 he creates the serie Amour Danse et Violons which will include 54 LPs
1956, he records his version of Only You, created by yhe Platters ; he will sell over 3 millions copies in the US
Between 1956 and 1972 he is the regular conductor for France at the Eurovision song contest.
1958 : Serie Pages Célèbres in which he directs:
The Society of Concerts for the Conservatoire
The BBC orchestra
The Lamoureux Orchestra
1962: he composes with Paul Mauriat the song « Chariot » created by Petula Clark and followed up by Little Peggy March as « I will follow Him ».
In 1992 the song is the main theme of Sister Act 1 & 2, and sampled by Eminem in Guilty Conscience.
1956: Grand prix du disque Français
1957: Grand prix du disque in Brazil
1963: Golden disc in Venezuela
1965: Amsterdam: The Edison Price (The equivalent of the film Oscars)
1968: Golden disc in Colombia
1969: Grand Prix du disque of the Charles Cros Academy in Paris
1970: Gold record in Japan, “FOR YOUR LOVELY BABY”
1976:Gold record in Japan for “ADORO”
Franck has broken all the selling records of the European orchestras
He dies November 12, 2000


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