Albert Raisner

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Albert Raisner
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Albert Raisner and The Spotnicks in 1963
Background information
Born (1922-09-30)30 September 1922
Apolda, Germany
Died 1 January 2011(2011-01-01) (aged 88)
Paris, France
Instruments Harmonica

Albert Raisner (30 September 1922 – 1 January 2011) was a French harmonica player, founder of the award-winning Trio Raisner and a TV and radio host and producer. He was the host of the hit show Age Tendre et Tetes de Bois, which aired from 1961 to 1967 and featured world-renowned artists including The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes and French singers Johnny Hallyday and Claude Francois. He is regarded as an icon and a pioneer of French television and was knighted by the French president in 1977.

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Albert Raisner married Brigitte Konjovic, Miss France 1978. They had two sons, Richard and Remy Raisner. He was also a member of Mensa International, a social organization whose members are in the top 2% of intelligence as measured by an IQ test entrance exam.[citation needed]

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