Saturday, 25 March 1972
Born: July 7th, 1936, Marseilles (France)
Died: November 20th, 1976, Remoulins (France)
In due course, the short impression below will be replaced with a more extensive career overview
Always together with his writing partner Yvon Ouazana, Jean-Pierre Festi (pseudonym of Jean Festinesi) composed and arranged songs for various artists in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including Johnny Hallyday, Jean Vallée, Rika Zaraï, Annie Cordy, Mary Roos, and Gigliola Cinquetti. Jean-Pierre Festi passed away at the age of 40 in 1976.
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
Jean-Pierre Festi and Yvon Ouazana arranged the Swiss entry to the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest, ‘La chanson de mon amour’, composed and performed by Véronique Müller. Festi conducted the orchestra for her in Edinburgh, where Müller came eight among eighteen competing acts.
EUROVISION INVOLVEMENT YEAR BY YEAR
Country – Switzerland
Song title – "C’est la chanson de mon amour"
Rendition – Véronique Müller
Lyrics – Cathérine Desage
Composition – Véronique Müller
Studio arrangement – Jean-Pierre Festi / Yvon Ouazana
Live orchestration – Jean-Pierre Festi / Yvon Ouazana
Conductor – Jean-Pierre Festi
Score – 8th place (88 votes)