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Pierre Delanoe Died

December 30, 2006 | People
Pierre Delanoe from Edith Piaf to Johnny Hallyday, died Wednesday, December 27, 2006, he was 88. He was known for writing some of France's best-loved tunes, many with singer-songwriter Gilbert Becaud. One was "Et maintenant," which was translated into English to become "What Now My Love," and was covered by artists including Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, The Supremes and The Temptations. Another of their famous hits was "Je t'appartiens," which became "Let It Be Me," covered by Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, Tom Jones, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and Nina Simone.
PaulFromFrance wrote on December 30, 2006
William Speer, Buddy Killen, Dennis Linde, James Brown, and now Pierre Delanoé. Looks like many Elvis related people have a hard time at the end of this year. Well... we need to take care. :-(
boris wrote on January 01, 2007
Pierre Delanoe was one of the most influent songwriters in the 60's and 70's and many of his songs are now world famous. The last time I met him was in Paris 3 years ago at the Olympia (Paris most famous hall for decades) he was attending Petula Clark's "comeback" concert (the first in France in many many years). She sang several songs he had written and one very nice song that had never been recorded before : SOS Mozart (composed by Gilbert Becaud who wrote What Now My Love and Let It Be Me among many other hits). We discussed writing a book as there were many things he had been wanting to tell for a long time... Only the timing was bad : 2 of his previously published books were to be reprinted soon. I'll miss your lyrics and your smile Pierre.