In honor of a French performer par excellence, the present Doodle, shown by Toulouse, France-based visitor artist Sébastien Gravouil, celebrates multi-talented singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and comedian Henri Salvador.
Salvador set up himself as a beloved French figure over a seven-decade vocation and is broadly attributed with assisting with presenting rock ‘n’ move to France. On this day in 2000, he got the prestigious Prix in honorem award from France’s Charles Cros Academy.
The present Doodle artwork features Salvador’s wide-running commitments to French culture, including his cherished wild ‘music, kids’ lullabies, and animated 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.
Inspired by the music of Belgian jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, Salvador before long took up the guitar and started to act in Parisian bistros. After a short time 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 well known 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 directing into a portion of France’s absolute first stone hits.
Moreover, Salvador’s 1957 tune “Dans Mon Île” (On My Island) was credited by Brazilian performer Antonio Carlos Jobim as his motivation in building up the notable bossa nova style.
Among numerous awards, Salvador was named Commander of the Legion of Honor in 2004. Salvador delivered his last album in 2006.
Merci, Henri Salvador!