Tuesday 3 August 1971


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

In due course, the short impression below will be replaced with a more extensive career overview


French arranger Claude Denjean, who moved to Canada in the 1970s, 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 the Canadian production 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’.

Claude Denjean is the older brother of Jacques Denjean, who took part as a conductor in the 1964 Eurovision Song Contest.


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.


Country – Luxembourg
Song title – "L’amour est bleu"
Rendition – Vicky Leandros
Lyrics – Pierre Cour
Composition – André Popp
Studio arrangement – Claude Denjean
(studio orchestra conducted by Claude Denjean)
Live orchestration – Claude Denjean
Conductor – Claude Denjean
Score – 4th place (17 votes)

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