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Pierre Delanoë

Lyricist

It was in 1960 that Gilbert Bécaud (1927-2001), loyal to Deauville, convinced Pierre Delanoë (1918-2006) to join him in the villa he rented each year in Deauville, near the Franciscans. The lyricist of Et Maintenant, Nathalie… And great successes of Gilbert Bécaud is also one of his closest friends. After two summers spent in a rental, Pierre Delanoë adopted Deauville and acquired in 1962 a house in Tourgéville. He comes every school vacation and spends the holiday season in Deauville. In this house he welcomes Gilbert Bécaud, Michel Fugain at the start of his career when he writes to him: I would not have time, Lucien Morisse, Artistic Director of Europe 1… and number of friends and artistic collaborators.

He sympathizes from 1962, with Michel and Anne d'Ornano and shares each Christmas Eve with them, writing each year an original song set to music by Claude Bolling, another follower of this Christmas Eve in Deauville.

In Deauville, Pierre Delanoë plays a lot of tennis, participates in a number of tournaments and then becomes a brilliant golfer. Between two sports sequences, he writes a number of songs. We remember that it was in 1975, with his lyricist friend Claude Lemesle, at the thalassotherapy center in Deauville that the words for the adaptation of an Italian song discovered by Joe Dassin were born. Indian summer, the biggest success of 1975.

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