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Albert Raisner and The Spotnicks in 1963
30 September 1922|
|Died||1 January 2011
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.
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.
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