Pierre Roche (27 March 1919 – 29 January 2001) was a pianist, singer and composer, better known for his duo with Charles Aznavour (1943–1950). Roche and Aznavour met at a music hall and debuted on stage with their own songs in 1944. Edith Piaf noticed them and hired them for a tour in France with the Compagnons de la chanson. Charles Aznavour then decided to pursue a solo career in order to expand his repertoire, while his pianist settled in Quebec. In the 1970's, Aznavour invited Pierre Roche to join him on Olympia's stage to perform together.
Birth and Death Data: Born March 27, 1919 (Beauvais), Died January 29, 2001 (Quebec City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1946 - 1950
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia (U.K.)||CL8189||10-in.||between February and December 1946||J'ai bu||Jo Boyer ; Georges Ulmer ; Jean Valz||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Columbia (U.K.)||CL8564||10-in.||7/21/1948||Il pleut||Edith Piaf||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia (U.K.)||CL8848||10-in.||7/12/1950||C'est un gars||Robert Chauvigny ; Edith Piaf||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Roche, Pierre," accessed June 26, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/356039.
Roche, Pierre. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 26, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/356039.
"Roche, Pierre." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 26 June 2022.
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