Bernard Gérard

Born: April 26th, 1930, Mouvaux (France)
Died: June 29th, 2000, Etterbeek, Brussels (Belgium)
Nationality: French

Bernard Gérard worked as an arranger for various artists, including Pierre Perret en Félix Leclerc, with whom he recorded two albums; for Juliette Gréco, he orchestrated one of her best-known songs, ‘Déshabillez-moi’ (1967). He wrote several film scores, including ‘Ne nous fâchons pas’ (1966) and ‘La route de Saline’ (1971).

Gérard competed in the Eurovision Song Contest on one occasion, in 1970, when he arranged and conducted the Swiss entry, ‘Retour’, composed and performed by Henri Dés. This song came fourth.

In due course, a more extensive biography of Bernard Gérard will be published on this website


Songs conducted
1970: Retour