To pay tribute to a French performer second to none, the present Doodle, represented by Toulouse, France-based visitor artist Sébastien Gravouil, celebrates multi-skilled artist, musician, instrumentalist, and humorist Henri Salvador.
Salvador set up himself as a cherished French figure over a seven-decade profession and is broadly attributed with assisting with presenting rock ‘n’ move to France. On this day in 2000, he got the esteemed Prix in honorem grant from France’s Charles Cros Academy.
The present Doodle fine art features Salvador’s wide-running commitments to French culture, including his cherished wild ‘music, kids’ bedtime songs, and enlivened character voice overs.
Henri Gabriel Salvador was brought into the world July eighth, 1917 in Cayenne, French Guiana and at 12 years old moved to Paris with his family. Propelled by the music of Belgian jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, Salvador before long took up the guitar and started to act in Parisian bistros. In a little while he grabbed the eye of Reinhardt himself, who welcomed Salvador to join his band.
Following quite a while in the French Army during World War II, Salvador joined French bandleader Ray Ventura on a years-in length South American visit, and upon his re-visitation of Paris, he saw accomplishment from his absolute first account in 1947.
Salvador was welcomed twice in 1956 to perform on the acclaimed TV feature “The Ed Sullivan Show” in New York. In the U.S. he encountered the energy of rock ‘n’ move, which he assisted with diverting into a portion of France’s absolute first stone hits.
Furthermore, Salvador’s 1957 tune “Dans Mon Île” (On My Island) was credited by Brazilian artist Antonio Carlos Jobim as his motivation in building up the notorious bossa nova style.
Among numerous awards, Salvador was named Commander of the Legion of Honor in 2004. Salvador delivered his last collection in 2006.
Merci, Henri Salvador!