Pierre Barouh was born on February 19, 1934, in Paris and died on December 28, 2016.
He was a French writer-composer-singer
He was best known for his work on Claude Lelouch’s film A Man and a Woman both as actor, and as lyric writer/singer for Francis Lai’s music for the film.
He grew up with his brother and sister in Levallois-Perret.
His parents were Turkish Jewish stallholders selling fabrics.
In the Second World War, his parents hid them from the Nazis in Montournais in the Vendée.
In that same era Élie, baptised Pierre, drew the inspiration for songs like “À bicyclette”, “Des ronds dans l’eau”, “Les Filles du dimanche”.
Following the war he was a sports journalist and played for the national volley-ball team.
Barouh spent some months in Portugal and discovered Brazilian song.
Barouh visited Brazil and on his return to Paris got to know the principal Brazilian writers and composers of bossa nova.
He died due to an infarction.
Pierre Barouh passed away at 82 years old.