Claude Denjean

Born: March 1st, 1924, Foix (France)
Died: November 24th, 1998, Marzan (France)
Nationality: French

Claude Denjean is probably best known for the orchestral arrangements he wrote for Charles Aznavour, including ‘Idiote je t’aime’ and the melancholic ‘Non, je n’ai rien oublié’. Denjean wrote scores for more artists, including Monique Thubert and Max Fournier. He also worked as a composer of film soundtracks, including that of ‘Les plouffe’ in 1981. In 1970, he released an album under his own name, ‘Claude Denjean and the Moog Synthesizer – Moog!’, which includes instrumental versions of well-known hits, such as ‘Bridge over troubled water’, ‘Proud Mary’, and ‘Nights in white satin’.

In 1967, Claude Denjean arranged and conducted ‘L’amour est bleu’, a song written by André Popp and Pierre Cour. It was sung for Luxembourg by a very young Vicky (Leandros) and came fourth in the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. One year later, the song became a world hit in an instrumental version by orchestra leader Paul Mauriat.

In due course, a more extensive biography of Claude Denjean will be published on this website


Songs conducted
1967: L'amour est bleu