Raymond LefèvreBorn: November 20th, 1929, Calais (France)
Died: June 27th, 2008, Seine-Port (France)
With his orchestra, he performed in many French TV shows, amongst which ‘Musicorama’ (in the 1950s) and ‘Palmarès des Chansons’ (1965-’67), accompanying the likes of Dalida, Claude François, and Richard Anthony. Lefèvre was an energetic composer and arranger, penning the soundtracks of countless films, including most of the comedies starring Louis de Funès, as well as the hit single ‘I will follow him’ by Peggy March (co-written by his friends Paul Mauriat and Franck Pourcel). Lefèvre made world-tours, continuing up to a high age. His last concerts were in Japan in the early 2000s.
Hired by Monaco’s TV station, Lefèvre conducted the Monegasque entries of 1960, 1961, 1962, and 1963, accompanying François Deguelt (twice), Colette Deréal, and ye-ye star Françoise Hardy. Several years later, in 1970, he returned to the contest as the arranger and conductor of the Luxembourg entry ‘Je suis tombé du ciel’, which, in the rendition of David Alexandre Winter, did not manage to score a single point.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Raymond Lefèvre will be published on this website