Pierre Delanoë

Lyricist

In 1960, Gilbert Bécaud (1927-2001), a loyal Deauville fan, convinced Pierre Delanoë (1918-2006) to join him in the villa he rented every year in Deauville, near the Franciscaines. The lyricist of Et Maintenant, Nathalie... and Gilbert Bécaud's great hits is also one of his closest friends. After spending two summers in a rental, Pierre Delanoë adopted Deauville and bought a house in Tourgéville in 1962. He comes every school holiday and spends in Deauville the end of the year holidays. In this house he welcomed Gilbert Bécaud, Michel Fugain at the beginning of his career when he wrote to him: Je n'aurais pas le temps (I won't have time), Lucien Morisse, Artistic Director of Europe 1... and many other friends and artistic collaborators.

From 1962, he sympathized with Michel and Anne d'Ornano and shared each New Year's Eve with them, writing an original song each year, set to music by Claude Bolling, another faithful member of this New Year's Eve party in Deauville.

In Deauville, Pierre Delanoë played a lot of tennis, participated in many tournaments and then became a brilliant golfer. Between two sports sequences, he wrote many songs. We remember that it was in 1975, with his friend Claude Lemesle, at the Deauville spa, that he wrote the lyrics of the adaptation of an Italian song discovered by Joe Dassin, which was to become L'Eté Indien, the biggest hit of 1975.

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