Pierre Roche

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

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) CL8189 10-in. February-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  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Roche, Pierre," accessed January 28, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/356039.

Roche, Pierre. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 28, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/356039.

"Roche, Pierre." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 28 January 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/356039

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