Raymond Asso

Lyricist and Legionnaire
Born Jun 2, 1901

{{Infobox musical artist | name = Raymond Asso | image = http://www. little-sparrow. co. uk/asso. jpg | caption = Raymond Asso in 1937 | image_size = | background = Raymond Asso was a French lyricist. Born in Nice, France, his parents separation saw him leave for Morocco at the age of 15. After his arrival he tried numerous professions, including: shepherd, factory worker, chauffeur and nightclub manager.… Read More

related links

News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about Raymond Asso.


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Raymond Asso.


1901 Birth Born on June 2, 1901.


1916 15 Years Old Between 1916 and 1919 he enlisted as a Spahi (a member of a North African cavalry regiment in the French army), being deployed in Turkey and Syria.


1933 32 Years Old After a lack of success and satisfaction with these occupations, he eventually turned to writing in 1933, working on his own lyrics and poetry.
1935 34 Years Old He began working in chanson but success eluded him until he met Édith Piaf in 1935. … Read More
1939 38 Years Old In August 1939, Asso was called up to the French army due to World War II and his collaborations with Piaf were brought to an end. … Read More


1962 61 Years Old In addition to his work as a chanson lyricist, Asso also recorded some albums of musical stories for children such as La légende du Père-Noël (The Legend of Father Christmas). Towards the end of his life Asso moved away from writing lyrics and between 1962 and 1968 he was administrator of the Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique (SACEM).
1968 67 Years Old He died in 1968.
Original Authors of this text are noted on
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.