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Pierre Perret

Pierre Perret

BiographyHe spent a long part of his childhood in the café which his parents owned, where he learned work jargon and slang. At the age of 14 he signed up to the conservatoire de musique de Toulouse and to a dramatic arts institute. In the mean time, he set up his first band of four musicians in his own name, with whom he played at events throughout the region. In 1957, he was snapped up by Eddie Barclay who signed him on. It was in the studio of Barclay where he met his future wife, Simone Mazaltarim.In 1958, Perret carried on touring round Parisian cabaret bars and crossed France and Africa as a part of the American group, The Platters. In November that year, a pleurisy forced him to take two years off in a sanatorium.A master of the subtleties of the French language and French slang (he even rewrote some of Jean de La Fontaine's fables), his songs are often cheeky (for example Le zizi (The willy)), asking questions in a seemingly naive child's tone, but has written more serious political songs, such as La bête est revenue, La petite kurde, Vert de Colère ou Lily.He participated in the committee for the simplification of the administrative language (COSLA).


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Pierre Perret - Tonton Cristobal

Tonton Cristobal


Pierre Perret - Le Tord Boyaux

Le Tord Boyaux


Pierre Perret - Les Jolies Colonies De Vacances

Les Jolies Colonies De Vacances


Pierre Perret - Cuisses De Mouches

Cuisses De Mouches


Pierre Perret - Le Zizi

Le Zizi


Pierre Perret - C'est Au Mois D'août

C'est Au Mois D'août


Pierre Perret - Je suis de Castelsarrasin

Je suis de Castelsarrasin


Pierre Perret - La Cage Aux Oiseaux

La Cage Aux Oiseaux


Pierre Perret - Le Plombier

Le Plombier


Pierre Perret - Le tord Boyaux

Le tord Boyaux


Pierre Perret - Les baisers

Les baisers


Pierre Perret - Lily



Pierre Perret - Olga