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Francis Lai - 100% match to Michel Legrand

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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26 April 1932, Nice, France. A composer and conductor for films from the early 60s. After scoring Circle Of Love, Roger Vadim’s re-make of Ophuls’ classic La Ronde, starring Jane Fonda, Lai won an Academy Award for his music to director Claud Lelouch’s classic love story A Man And A Woman (1966). He also scored Lelouch’s follow-up, Live For Life, before g Read more

Georges Delerue - 88% match to Michel Legrand

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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12 March 1925, Roubaix, France, d. 20 March 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA. An important composer of film music for well over 150 features, from the early 50s through to the 90s. Delerue won a scholarship to the prestigious Paris Conservatoire, where he was encouraged to develop his interest in music for the screen. In 1952 Delerue composed new scores for two early 20s s Read more

John Barry - 73% match to Michel Legrand

Genres: Classical Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jonathan Barry Prendergast, 3 November 1933, York, England. Renowned as one of the leading composers of film soundtrack music, Barry began his career leading the John Barry Seven. This rousing instrumental unit enjoyed several notable UK hits between 1960 and 1962, the best known of which were ‘Hit And Miss’ and a version of the Ventures’ Walk Don’t Run&# Read more

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Henri Salvador - 55% match to Michel Legrand

Genres: Comedy Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
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Henri Gabriel Salvador, 18 July 1917, Cayenne, French Guiana, d. 13 February 2008, Paris, France. Raised in France where he was influenced by records of Django Reinhardt, Salvador taught himself guitar. He gained a reputation in the early 30s and was heard by Reinhardt who subsequently hired him. He also worked with visiting Americans, notably Eddie South. In the early 40s, Read more

Claude Nougaro - 43% match to Michel Legrand

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 September 1929, Toulouse, France, d. 4 March 2004, Paris, France. Born into a highly musical family, his father Pierre Nougaro was a classical singer, his mother, Liette, was a pianist and teacher, Claude took an interest in music from an early age. He listened on radio and records not only to classical music and French popular music but also to American swing bands and bl Read more

Lalo Schifrin - 41% match to Michel Legrand

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Boris Schifrin, 21 June 1932, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Schifrin was taught classical piano from the age of six but later studied sociology and law at university. He won a scholarship to the Paris Conservatoire where he studied with Olivier Messiaen. In 1955 he represented Argentina in the Third International Jazz Festival in Paris. He met Dizzy Gillespie first in 1956 when t Read more

Henry Mancini - 40% match to Michel Legrand

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Enrico Mancini, 16 April 1924, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 14 June 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA. Prompted by his father, a steelworker who loved music, Mancini learned to play several musical instruments while still a small child. As a teenager he developed an interest in jazz and especially music of the big bands. He wrote some arrangements and sent them to Benny Goodman Read more

Maurice Jarre - 38% match to Michel Legrand

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 September 1924, Lyons, France. An important composer for films for over 40 years, as a youngster Jarre intended to become an electrical engineer, but changed his mind and studied music at the Paris Conservatoire in 1944. He joined the orchestra of the Jean Louise Barrault Theatre, and in 1951, composed the music for Kleist’sLe Prince De Homburg. Soon afterwards he mo Read more

Charles Trenet - 36% match to Michel Legrand

Genres: Easy Listening Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 May 1913, Narbonne, France, d. 19 February 2001, Paris, France. One of the leading exponents of the French chanson, Trenet’s mixture of light-hearted comedy and nostalgic romanticism continued to endear him to his countrymen long after most of his contemporaries had passed away. After studying art at the Académie des Arts Décoratives in Paris, Trenet fo Read more

Michel Polnareff - 33% match to Michel Legrand

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 July 1944, Nérac, Lot-et-Garonne, France. Raised in Paris, Michel’s father, Leib Polnareff, was a professional musician (as Léo Poll), his mother a dancer. He learned piano from the age of five and attended the Paris Conservatoire. Despite his playing and composing skills, Polnareff worked in commerce until the mid-60s when he switched careers. He played Read more

Piero Piccioni - 30% match to Michel Legrand

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 December 1921, Turin, Italy, d. 23 July 2004, Rome, Italy. Also known as Peter Piccioni and Piero Morgan. Piccioni studied law in Florence but was more interested in music. He first played piano professionally in the late 30s and over the next few years played in a jazz band. In the post-war years, using the name Piero Morgan, he led an orchestra on radio from Rome. Soon, Read more

Elmer Bernstein - 29% match to Michel Legrand

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 April 1922, New York City, New York, USA, d. 18 August 2004, Ojai, California, USA. An important and prolific arranger/conductor and composer of over 200 film scores. Bernstein was hailed as a ‘musical genius’ in the classical field at the age of 12. Despite being a talented actor, dancer and painter, he devoted himself to becoming a concert pianist and toured na Read more

Philippe Sarde - 29% match to Michel Legrand

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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William Sheller - 29% match to Michel Legrand

Genres: World Music
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Burt Bacharach - 28% match to Michel Legrand

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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12 May 1928, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. As a composer and arranger, Bacharach is rightly regarded as one of the most important figures in contemporary pop music. Although his father was a journalist, it was music rather than lyrics that was to prove Bacharach’s forte. Raised in New York, he was a jazz aficionado and played in various ensembles during the 40s. He studie Read more


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