Raymond Asso
French lyricist and Legionnaire
Raymond Asso
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Pour Denis Merchez, « la réussite passera par un bon équilibre entre jeunes et ... - La Voix des Sports
Google News - over 5 years
Raymond Asso (complet), Thomas Carbonnier (central), Hubert Carrez (réceptionneur-attaquant), Florian Desmet (central), Nassim Hedroug (réceptionneur-attaquant), Pierrick Léon (libéro), Julien Leroux (central), Denis Merchez (passeur et entraîneur),
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Duerme de una vez, niña - 180
Google News - over 5 years
“Je n'en connais pas la fin” (Raymond Asso, Marguerite Monnot) ha sido inmortalizada por Édith Piaf. Teniendo en cuenta eso, ¿quién podía arriesgarse a reinterpretar la canción y triunfar en el intento? Jeff Buckley. El hijo de Tim Buckley eclipsa a
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Cele trei virtuti ale muncii - Artline
Google News - over 5 years
In 1935 Edith Piaf il cunoscuse pe Raymond Asso de care sa indragostit. Asso lucra in domeniul muzical, era textier si succesul adevarat a venit pentru el atunci cand a intalnit-o pe Edith. Raymond Asso era prieten cu Mitty Goldin si a obtinut pentru
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Edith Piaf, steaua muzicii franceze lansata de focsaneanul Mitty Goldin - Artline
Google News - almost 6 years
In 1935 Edith Piaf il cunoscuse pe Raymond Asso de care sa indragostit. Asso lucra in domeniul muzical, era textier si succesul adevarat a venit pentru el atunci cand a intalnit-o pe Edith. Raymond Asso era prieten cu Mitty Goldin si a obtinut pentru
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Songs of Herself
NYTimes - almost 6 years
NO REGRETS The Life of Edith Piaf By Carolyn Burke Illustrated. 282 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $27.95. Popular song gained an indelible image in 1935, when Édith Piaf, France's fabled ''Little Sparrow,'' first stood onstage in a plain black dress, a rat's nest of dark hair topping her weary eyes. Singing in a piquant tone with a thick vibrato, she
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FILM REVIEW; A French Songbird's Life, In Chronological Disorder
NYTimes - over 9 years
As if acknowledging the challenges it faces in finding an American audience, ''La Vie en Rose,'' Olivier Dahan's long, feverish film biography of Édith Piaf, notes that its heroine, an incomparably bright star in the French cultural firmament, never quite caught on over here. After a less than rapturous stateside reception, the film's Piaf (played
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Still No Regrets: Paris Remembers Its Piaf
NYTimes - about 13 years
There was a time, not that long ago, when it would have been nigh impossible to be in the Paris subway without meeting, in the trains or stations, a haggard-looking woman picking up a few centimes trying to sing ''Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien.'' No one on the train had to be told about the song or the sad women trying to sing it: they were the city's
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BOOKS OF THE TIMES
NYTimes - over 31 years
PIAF. By Margaret Crosland. 240 pages. Illustrated. Putnam. $16.95. ON a house in a working-class district of Paris, there is a plaque - it was unveiled by Maurice Chevalier - stating that Edith Piaf was born on the steps outside ''in utter destitution.'' Piaf's birth certificate makes it clear that she was, in fact, born in a hospital. On the
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SINGER'S HARD LIFE IN 'PIAF--EARLY YEARS'
NYTimes - over 34 years
''PIAF - THE EARLY YEARS'' is a very orderly, genteel film biography based on the disorderly and anything but genteel life of Edith Piaf, the Parisian chanteuse who died in 1963 at the age of 48. Piaf was an extraordinary stage figure, a tiny, seemingly frail creature with a voice so strong, resonant and true that it initially seemed to be its own
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PIAF REMAINS A MIX OF MYTH AND REALITY
NYTimes - almost 36 years
PARIS Edith Piaf lies buried at Pere Lachaise cemetery, only 10 blocks from where she was born on the street of Paris's toughest quartier. Between birth and death she rose from street singer to celebrated chanteuse, a roller-coaster life of stardom and failure, comeback and collapse, love and death that touched even the most hardboiled French
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1968
    Age 66
    He died in 1968.
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  • 1962
    Age 60
    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).
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1939
    Age 37
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Asso was succeeded by Paul Meurisse as Piaf's wordsmith. After his service in the war Asso went on to write lyrics for other artists including Lucienne Delyle, Marcel Mouloudji and Renée Lebas. The 1950s were a prolific period for the writer and he also found commercial success with songs such as "Y’a tant d’amour" (sung by Renée Lebas) and "Un petit coquelicot" which was written for Marcel Mouloudji. Asso wrote songs for many of the French stars of the era:
  • 1935
    Age 33
    He began working in chanson but success eluded him until he met Édith Piaf in 1935.
    More Details Hide Details The French chanteuse became his lover and muse. Asso's writing became focused on providing lyrics for his new partner, penning numerous lyrics inspired by her. Asso became more than a partner to Piaf, acting as her mentor and teaching her how to dress and write well. This liberated her from the scandal involving the murder of her manager, Louis Leplée. Asso's songs from this era were put to the music of Marguerite Monnot, who became the regular composer for la Môme. During this period, Asso also wrote songs for Marie Dubas including "Le Fanion de la Légion" ("The Legion's Flag") and "Mon légionnaire" ("My Legionnaire").
  • 1933
    Age 31
    After a lack of success and satisfaction with these occupations, he eventually turned to writing in 1933, working on his own lyrics and poetry.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1916
    Age 14
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1901
    Born
    Born on June 2, 1901.
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