Tuesday, June 20, 2017

We remember Paul Mauriat (1925-2006)



Before cars were required to have FM frequencies (circa 1970), my parents used to listen to easy listening music in that awful "front of the car speaker". (It was good for news and sports but not music)


My brother, sister and I used to call it "elevator music".


Our parents used to tell us to shut up and appreciate the strings.


Of course, that was then and this is now.


Over time, I did grow up to like Paul Mauriat, one of those musicians that we used to hear in our parents' stations.


Paul Mauriat was born in France and died a few years ago. He became one of France's best exports and musical ambassadors. He had the ability to make wonderful arrangements and recorded many albums.


In the spring of 1968, he hit the top of the US charts with "Love is blue". It became one of the most popular romantic tunes of its time:




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