Paul Mauriat

1925 - 2006

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Paul Julien André Mauriat (French: [pɔl mɔʁja] or [moʁja]; 4 March 1925 – 3 November 2006) was a French orchestra leader, conductor of Le Grand Orchestre de Paul Mauriat, who specialized in the easy listening genre. He is best known in the United States for his million-selling remake of André Popp's "Love is Blue", which was number 1 for 5 weeks in 1968. Other recordings for which he is known include "El Bimbo", "Toccata", "Love in Every Room/Même si tu revenais", and "Penelope". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Mauriat has received more than 585,474 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Paul Mauriat is the 102nd most popular musician (down from 101st in 2019), the 656th most popular biography from France (up from 674th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Musician.

Paul Mauriat is a French orchestra leader who is most famous for his instrumental arrangements of popular American songs.

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Among musicians, Paul Mauriat ranks 102 out of 3,175Before him are Chet Baker, Frank Farian, Angus Young, Quincy Jones, Lemmy, and John Coltrane. After him are Gheorghe Zamfir, Ludovico Einaudi, Ice-T, João Gilberto, Glenn Miller, and David Guetta.

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Among people born in 1925, Paul Mauriat ranks 35Before him are Ananda Mahidol, Nílton Santos, Gabriele Amorth, Simon van der Meer, Frantz Fanon, and Ernst Happel. After him are Peter Brook, Oona O'Neill, Pierre Boulez, Bert Hellinger, Gerald Durrell, and George Kennedy. Among people deceased in 2006, Paul Mauriat ranks 22Before him are Heinrich Harrer, György Ligeti, Mako, Anna Politkovskaya, Ibrahim Rugova, and Giacinto Facchetti. After him are Johannes Rau, Melvin Schwartz, Desmond Doss, Choi Kyu-hah, Muriel Spark, and Joseph Barbera.

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In France

Among people born in France, Paul Mauriat ranks 656 out of 6,770Before him are Georges Perec (1936), Ausonius (310), Marcel Lefebvre (1905), Pérotin (1160), Marin Marais (1656), and Simone Veil (1927). After him are Marie Tussaud (1761), Frédéric Bastiat (1801), René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683), Raoul Dufy (1877), Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786), and Aristide Maillol (1861).

Among MUSICIANS In France

Among musicians born in France, Paul Mauriat ranks 3Before him are Jean-Michel Jarre (1948), and Richard Clayderman (1953). After him are David Guetta (1967), Nadia Boulanger (1887), Thomas Bangalter (1), Arnaut Daniel (1150), Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813), Jean-Marie Leclair (1697), Stéphane Grappelli (1908), Émile Waldteufel (1837), and Georges Prêtre (1924).