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HUGUES AUFRAY

Author, Composer, Performer

Country : France

Born : 18/08/1929

Link : www.hugues-aufray.com


Son of Henry AUFRAY and Amielle of CAUBIOS D'ANDIRAN. Two older brothes, Jean-Paul and Francesco, a younger sister Pascale, who, under the ficitious name of AUDRET, will have a actressing career.

1941-1945 : Secondary studies at the school dominicain of Soréze (Tarn).

1945-1948 : In a French high school, in Madrid (Spain), he passed his Baccalauréat. He was going up to Paris with the intention to enter the School of Beautiful Arts.

1948 : Facing financial problems, he had to give up this dream and, to survive, sing in the roads then in the night clubs of Quartier Latin.

1949 : Affected by the 27th Batillion of Chasseurs Alpins, of Bourg- Saint-Maurice, then at Annecy. Freed Head Lance Corporal of supply.

1951 : He married Hélène FAURE, ballet dancer, grand daughter of great writer Elie FAURE. They had two daughters: Marie and Charlotte.

1952 - 1958 : The "Chance and of the Necessity" make him a "Troubadour despite him". He will sing some more years without the real objective of "doing as a career"... His directory is then composed of music and of folk songs. He will be the precurseur of fashion, introduce the tunes and the Latino-American rythms in a bar of Quartier Latin, road Mr Prince, plays with several groupes, whose future and fame at "LOS INCAS". He was obtaining from, this time of his life, a real success, appealing in night clubs which he livened up, some personalities and stars from the entire world.

1959 : Giving in to the pressure of his friends, he enrolled to an amateur concours* "The N°1 of tomorrow" organised by "EUROPE N° 1" (radio station), and will be finishing finalist, achieving a triumph with "the Poinçonneur of Lilas", song of a composing artist at that time totally unknown and which he discovered : Serge GAINSBOURG.  ...

Son of Henry AUFRAY and Amielle of CAUBIOS D'ANDIRAN. Two older brothes, Jean-Paul and Francesco, a younger sister Pascale, who, under the ficitious name of AUDRET, will have a actressing career.

1941-1945 : Secondary studies at the school dominicain of Soréze (Tarn).

1945-1948 : In a French high school, in Madrid (Spain), he passed his Baccalauréat. He was going up to Paris with the intention to enter the School of Beautiful Arts.

1948 : Facing financial problems, he had to give up this dream and, to survive, sing in the roads then in the night clubs of Quartier Latin.

1949 : Affected by the 27th Batillion of Chasseurs Alpins, of Bourg- Saint-Maurice, then at Annecy. Freed Head Lance Corporal of supply.

1951 : He married Hélène FAURE, ballet dancer, grand daughter of great writer Elie FAURE. They had two daughters: Marie and Charlotte.

1952 - 1958 : The "Chance and of the Necessity" make him a "Troubadour despite him". He will sing some more years without the real objective of "doing as a career"... His directory is then composed of music and of folk songs. He will be the precurseur of fashion, introduce the tunes and the Latino-American rythms in a bar of Quartier Latin, road Mr Prince, plays with several groupes, whose future and fame at "LOS INCAS". He was obtaining from, this time of his life, a real success, appealing in night clubs which he livened up, some personalities and stars from the entire world.

1959 : Giving in to the pressure of his friends, he enrolled to an amateur concours* "The N°1 of tomorrow" organised by "EUROPE N° 1" (radio station), and will be finishing finalist, achieving a triumph with "the Poinçonneur of Lilas", song of a composing artist at that time totally unknown and which he discovered : Serge GAINSBOURG. He becomes "pro" upon signing a contract for the company "BARCLAY" and records his first vinyl "Y'avait Fanny qui chantait", favorite song of young soldier during the Algerian War.

1961 : Invited by Maurice CHEVALIER to sing at New York of the "April to Paris" Ball, he will participate to the ED SULLIVAN SHOW. Returning to Paris, he sings "Chez Patachou", to "l'Echelle de Jacob", but his decision is taken : he returns to the USA. Dropping out of a contract of the "Blue Angel", in New York, he meets "PETER, PAUL AND MARY" and discovered one more undiscovered one.....BOB DYLAN.... With the "folk-song", he finds his way and his true style.

1962 : Discovered by the Jewish communities of Casablanca and of Istanbul, he became a star. This success encouraged him to return to France. He records "Je reviens", creates the "SKIFFLE GROUP" and imposes this style "folk-song" which will mark the generation of the 60's.

1963 : "Olympia" with Johnny HALLYDAY. Bob DYLAN repays a visit to him in Paris. A big project is in the air.

1964 : "Olympia", co-star with Alain BARRIERE, "Bobino", number of galas and tours on the province where "he did, everywhere filled up".

1965 : Prix "Académie Charles CROS." Great Eurovision Prix to Copenhague : He was obtaining a true popular success with "As soon as spring comes." With Jean - Pierre SABAR, et Pierre DELANOE, he carries out his great project "AUFRAY chante DYLAN" ... Without warning an album which achieves a real sucess.

1966 : A Star of "Olympia". "The turning point of the french song" dixit Bruno COQUATRIX. At the "Palais des Sports" (Paris), starring Harry BELAFONTE, he sings for Matin LUTHER KING "Les Crayons de couleurs" at the courtyards of a gala to a cause of the fight against racism, gala will stay notorious : for the first time, the song goes to the service of a great humanitarian cause. Yves MONTAND, Simone SIGNORET, Professeur MONOD and Late Professeur RUFFIE, show their friendship and gratitude. His style brings to the french song a renewal, a romantic freshness, a idéologie of adventure, impregnated with humanism, a search of the truth of beyond cultural frontiers, of prejudice politics, a desire of justice and peace.

1967-1969 : Ecologist before the time, he will be the leader of common thought and the way of life which will bloom on May 1968. At the Elysée, he is invited there by General de GAULLE who wishes to meet this "troubadour" to the conflicting mind, to the once progressive and conservative, impregnated of optimism and tolerance. His songs enter in the maternal schools and the manuals of primary schools. They did the beautiful evenings of holiday camp, camp fires and of university campuses. COLUCHE, RENAUD, DUTEIL, GOLDMAN, GOTAINER, SMAIN and many others whose memory will be mentioned later to have sung his songs in their youth and of the influence that they had in the choice of their career.

1970-1980 : He gives a number of concerts to the benefit of humanitrian causes. He brings his support to the father JAOUEN and to the fight against the drug : "Hasta Luego". He composes "Tendez lui la main" for the french commity against hunger. He organises two concerts in Olympia in order to knowing up in the medias the Mucoviscidose. He was the first guest star of RENAUD helping Ethiopia, with "Chanteurs sans Frontières" (Singers without frontiers), and chosen by the magazine "Pèlerin Magazine", he will be a correspondant on the ground in order to bring back a testimony living the Association....

1990 : To the occasion of his thirty years of his career, he re-records 16 of his biggest successes. "La Terre est si belle", an enviromentally friendly hymne (Written and recorded in 1976) is on Gold Record.

1991 : Among the tours and concerts, he creates near Flaine (Haute Savoie) a holiday camp under tipis for children : "l'Eté Indien". He organises several competitions and horse races, sporting events and sets up some equestrian shows, sometimes with his friend Mario LURASCHI. He did his first painting expostion at Lyon in June 1991. After 25 years "of absence" on this scene, returns to Olympia. The name of Hugues AUFRAY inscribed in Neon Red on the forehead of the Parisien Music Hall...testimony show.... 31 songs.... in the imagined décor and designed by him... surrounded by 11 muscians and in company of his two grand children, Elie and Emilie.

1992 : September - He conceives and realises an equestrian show for the National School of Horse-riding at the Grand Annual Gala of Cadre Noir of Saumur, more then 50 children, comedians and partners, in the Great Manège of the National School. The show gave to the benefit of PIED BERCY Association, closed welcome for the retired horses of Cadre Noir, association founded by Jean-Pierre COSNEAU and of which Huges is the Honour President.

1993 : In May, release of the album ROUTE, a double live CD (31songs) and a video cassette, complete of his Olympia Show 1991. In December, release of the album LITTLE TROUBADOUR where 4 songs recorded with the Chérubins of Sarcelles choir : "Children who are the voice of angels". For the first time appearing on the product market labeled "by Huges Aufray" in the entertainment domaine, of the culture, of the education : folk and country guitars, horse-riding saddles, tipis...

1994 : A good year under the signing concert and tours, in France, in Europe, in the Countries of East and in Canada, guest of honour of the Country festival of Mirande. He sponsors different operations : "Telévie" (micovisidose) in Belgium, "Arc en Ciel", by the sides of Sophie MARCEAU and Nicolas HULOT, "A chacun son sommet" with Christine JANIN to Chamonix. Initiater of the concept of the horse festival, he is in this year that the godfather. He exposes the paintings at Chateauneuf-du-Pape and in Avignon. Already honoured with knight of "Arts and of Lettres" - "comme tous les artistes" (Like all the artists) said he -, he is mostly nominated to order the knight of "Merite Agricole " et çà c'est quéqu'chose!" add he! Album "BEST OF "(Arcade). Golden record once again.

1995 : For the 30th anniversary of the release of the famous album "Aufray sings Dylan" he re-recordes the 12 songs of the historic record, and in order to give back tribute to the great contemporary poet who marked many generations, Hugues translates 13 new titles chosen among the many famous songs of DYLAN. "En me penchant sur l'oeuvre de Bob pour écrire ces textes j'ai découvert à quel point sa poésie, sa pensée et son humanism sont d'une brûlante actualité". The tribute album, 26 songs, called "AUFRAY trans DYLAN" (Arcade prod.) because, like Huges says, "one does not translate DYLAN, one can try the broadcast".

1996 : In March, for the first time in his career at the "CASINO DE PARIS", he presents the show "AUFRAY trans DYLAN", in an original décor which he designed and conceived once. He takes part on tour in France with this show.

1997 : In April, at the progress of this tour, he presents at Heyzel Park in Bruxelles "an exceptional equestrian and musical show with Mario LURASCHI and the company of DISNEYLAND Paris : "La conquete de l'Ouest". He is promoted to the grade of "Officier des Arts et Lettres". In July, he did a passage noticed at the FRANCOFOLIES of the Rochelle. He sings there for the first time of his career and pays back tribute to the sea's saving patrols. In October; release of the double album "live" and of the video of the show of the "CASINO DE PARIS" (Arcade). The City of MOUTAUBAN (Tarn-et-Garonne) open the Maternal School Huges AUFRAY and Hugues is sponsor of the "Telethon Train".

1998 : Inauguration of a secondary school "Huges AUFRAY" at Coufté (Loire - Atlantique).

1999 : In March released a new album of unedited songs, "Chacun sa mer" (Wagram music"), where he sings the sea, peace, the pains of life and of hope.... Melodies with celtic and hispanic accents reminding of his origins.

Hugues AUFRAY

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