This French tenor started singing as a teenager during WW II, with a little band in local pubs and cafes in his home town of Aix-les-Bains. He impressed a local music teacher who gave him free tuition for a year, then came military service.He then moved to Paris where he earned a living singing in a gypsy band while continuing his studies with Roland Darcoeur. He progressed slowly through supporting roles until he was well established throughout Europe but mainly in France, as an exceptionally gifted lyric tenor. Even though he was well known with a solid reputation, in 1976 he toured the U.S. with such success that at the age of 48 he was ‘re-discovered’ all over again! He died of a stroke aged 74, with his voice still intact and in excellent condition.