Topic: Raymond Lefevre
An associate in Athens, Greece tells me that French easy listening conductor Raymond Lefèvre has passed away. Raymond Lefèvre was 78 years old. He conducted the Eurovision orchestra 4 times- from 1961 to 1963 for Monaco and in 1970 behind David-Alexandre Winter for Luxembourg. Mr Lefèvre began his career as pianist in the orchestras of Franck Pourcel and Paul Mauriat. The three musicians had their own band from the late 50's and til the early 80's and all published LP's with instrumental versions of big hits of the moment, which include a lot of entries from Eurovision, with a special touch. Raymond Lefevre conducted the orchestra for many live TV shows in the 60's and the 70's. He also composed for a large number of French movies, including most of Louis de Funès' comedies.
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