Lucien Boyer

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Lucien Boyer
Born20 January 1876
Died16 June 1942(1942-06-16) (aged 66)
Occupation(s)Chansonnier, poet

Lucien Boyer, (1876-1942) was a French music hall singer. He first won popularity singing to soldiers at the front during World War I.

Boyer's fame as a writer and singer spread throughout the world from the Montmartre district of Paris. He was author of more than 1,000 songs and 39 musical comedies and operettas. Among his best known songs were Valencia, Cu C'est Paris, La Femme du Matelot and Mon Paris.

When he came to America in 1921, it was for the purpose of acquiring American songs to be adapted for the public in France that liked "le Jazz."

Though Boyer did not author the famous French song La Madelon, he popularized the song during World War I.[1]

Published works[edit]

  • Lucien Boyer Le Gondolier de Montmartre, collection of poetry, Paris, éditions du vieux moulin, 1926
  • Lucien Boyer Paysages de France, Paris, société des publications modernes, 1931
  • Lucien Boyer Qu'il était beau mon village, novel, Paris, éditions Baudinière, 1935


  • Léon de Bercy, Montmartre et ses chansons : Poètes et Chansonniers (with 5 portraits-charges by C. Léandre), H. Daragon, Paris, 1902, 280 p. En ligne sur Gallica
  • 1920 : Chez Mayol (Concert Mayol). Berlingot : operetta in 2 acts and 3 tableaux by Lucien Boyer, music by Willy Redstone and A. Stanislas : Poster illustrated by Adrien Barrère (1877-1931) En ligne sur Gallica
  • Chantal Brunschwig, Louis-Jean Calvet, Jean-Claude Klein, Cent ans de chanson française, Seuil, 1972 (1re éd. reliée) ; ré-éd. poche (coll. Points actuels), 1981 ISBN 2-02-00-2915-4
  1. ^ Billboard June 27, 1942

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