Raymond Lefèvre

Real Name:
Raymond Louis Auguste Lefebvre
Profile:
French easy listening orchestra leader, arranger and composer. He often wrote the soundtracks of the Louis De Funès movies.

b. November 20, 1929, Calais, France
d. June 27, 2008

He started his professional musical education when he was 17 years old at the Paris Conservatory. At the beginnig of the 50s he was a jazz pianist in a trio with Hubert Rostaing and Bobby Jaspar. He made his first steps in the Franck Pourcel Et Son Grand Orchestre, where he played as a pianist. He also played in the Paul Mauriat orchestra. In 1956 he released his debut album on Barclay and soon got his own orchestra. He worked in the French television programs Musicorama (1950s) and Palmarés des Chansons (1965, 1966, 1967) accompanying famous artists as Dalida, Claude François, Richard Anthony. Lefèvre conducted entries four times at the Eurovision Song Contest (1961, 1962, 1963 & 1970). His biggest international hit was "Soul Coaxing" in 1968, he also had succes with "The Day the Rains Came" in the US (1958) and "La Reine de Saba" in Japan (1969).
He was married and father of 2 kids.
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Albums

BMC 42.042 Raymond Lefèvre - Bouquet D´Opérettes album art Raymond Lefèvre Bouquet D´Opérettes(LP, Album) Barclay BMC 42.042 Spain 1963 Sell This Version
0056.005 Raymond Lefèvre - Christmas Symphonies album art Raymond Lefèvre Christmas Symphonies(LP, Album) Barclay 0056.005 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
SR-151 Raymond Lefèvre - Palmares Des Chansons album art Raymond Lefèvre Palmares Des Chansons(LP) Seven Seas SR-151 Japan 1968 Sell This Version
RIV LP 80004, SIF/LP 80004 Raymond Lefèvre - Raymond Lefèvre album art Raymond Lefèvre Raymond Lefèvre(LP, Album) Riviera (3), Società Italiana Fonografica RIV LP 80004, SIF/LP 80004 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
SMCP5023 Johann Strauss Jr., Raymond Lefèvre Johann Strauss Jr., Raymond Lefèvre - Great Strauss Waltzes played by Raymond Lefevre(LP, Album) Major Minor SMCP5023 UK 1969 Sell This Version
SFL 933,146 Raymond Lefèvre - Raymond Lefèvre Plays The Hits album art Raymond Lefèvre Raymond Lefèvre Plays The Hits(LP) Festival Records SFL 933,146 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
SRVL.933937 Raymond Lefèvre Bridge Over Troubled Water And Other Great Hits(LP, Album) Riviera (3) SRVL.933937 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
GP-12 Raymond Lefèvre - Golden Prize album art Raymond Lefèvre Golden Prize(LP, Album, Gat) Riviera (3) GP-12 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
GW-211/2 Raymond Lefèvre - Live In Japan album art Raymond Lefèvre, Raymond Lefèvre et son Grand Orchestre Raymond Lefèvre, Raymond Lefèvre et son Grand Orchestre - Live In Japan (Album) Riviera (3) GW-211/2 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
SBCL-933489, SBCL-933,489, 80176, 80,176 Raymond Lefèvre - Maurice Chevalier album art Maurice Chevalier Featuring Raymond Lefevre* And Paul Mauriat Maurice Chevalier Featuring Raymond Lefevre* And Paul Mauriat - Maurice Chevalier(LP) Barclay, Barclay, Barclay, Barclay SBCL-933489, SBCL-933,489, 80176, 80,176 New Zealand 1972 Sell This Version
BDS 5109 Raymond Lefèvre - Oh Happy Day album art Raymond Lefevre* Oh Happy Day Buddah Records BDS 5109 US 1972 Sell This Version
GP 63 Raymond Lefèvre - Mamy Blue album art Raymond Lefèvre Mamy Blue(LP, Album) Seven Seas GP 63 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
521.201 Raymond Lefèvre - Harmony album art Raymond Lefèvre Harmony(LP, Album) Riviera (3) 521.201 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
GP 320, GP-320 Raymond Lefèvre - Viens Viens, Da Troppo Tempo album art Raymond Lefèvre Viens Viens, Da Troppo Tempo(LP, Album, Gat) Riviera (3), Riviera (3) GP 320, GP-320 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
GP 325 Raymond Lefèvre - Soul Symphony album art Raymond Lefèvre Soul Symphony(LP) Riviera (3) GP 325 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
GP 4010 Raymond Lefèvre - Stereo Laboratory, Vol.10 - Strings album art Raymond Lefèvre Stereo Laboratory, Vol.10 - Strings(LP) Barclay GP 4010 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
GP-360 Raymond Lefèvre - Emmanuelle Golden Prize album art Raymond Lefèvre Emmanuelle Golden Prize(LP, Album) Riviera (3) GP-360 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
b 0211 Raymond Lefèvre - Les Plus Grands Succes 76 album art Raymond Lefèvre Les Plus Grands Succes 76 (Comp, Album) Barclay b 0211 Greece 1976 Sell This Version
XCED 421096, 731 Raymond Lefèvre - 16 Musiques De Films album art Raymond Lefevre* 16 Musiques De Films (Album) Riviera (3), Riviera (3) XCED 421096, 731 Turkey 1976 Sell This Version
64 432 Raymond Lefèvre - Classics album art Raymond Lefèvre Classics(LP) Metronome 64 432 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
br-80616, 80.616 Raymond Lefèvre - French Love In Hi Fi album art Raymond Lefèvre y su Gran Orquesta*, Raymond Lefèvre Raymond Lefèvre y su Gran Orquesta*, Raymond Lefèvre - French Love In Hi Fi(LP, Album) Barclay, Riviera (3) br-80616, 80.616 Nicaragua 1977 Sell This Version
GXG-21/22 Raymond Lefèvre - Live in Japan 1977 album art Raymond Lefèvre, Raymond Lefèvre et son Grand Orchestre Raymond Lefèvre, Raymond Lefèvre et son Grand Orchestre - Live in Japan 1977 (Album) Barclay GXG-21/22 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
BAR-15005 Raymond Lefèvre - El Nuevo Sonido De Raymond Lefevre album art Raymond Lefèvre El Nuevo Sonido De Raymond Lefevre(LP, Album) Barclay BAR-15005 Venezuela 1977 Sell This Version
GP-470 Raymond Lefèvre - Eux album art Raymond Lefèvre Eux(LP, Album) Barclay GP-470 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
90 348 Raymond Lefèvre - Film Symphonies album art Raymond Lefèvre Film Symphonies (Album) Barclay 90 348 France 1978 Sell This Version