Ferre Grignard

Ferre Grignard

Profile:
Ferre Grignard (Belgium, March, 13, 1939) started of at the art academy as a painter. He had a fear of flying. He is never been in America and also has never lived in the black ghetto. That was a fantasy story to please the journalists. He lived in a mansion, the birthplace of Peter Benoît, where he made music, painted and partied with the 20 friends who lived with him and literally spent all his money at once.

His debut album (Ring, Ring, I've Got To Sing) is a mixture of skiffle, folk and improvised blues music. After that album and the unexpected international success that followed, things started to go wrong. One example is Johnny Hallyday who had a hit with "Cheveux longs, idées courtes" which was a copy of one of Grignard's arrangements, but Hallyday didn't pay royalties for it.

Grignard changed record-companies from Philips to Barclay, but the first Barclay-album "Captain Disaster" didn't do as well as expected. Two come backs (early and late seventies) failed as well.

He died in Antwerp of throat cancer in 1982, at that time he was living on an attic without heating, surrounded with empty bottles.

His music and legacy has inspired many other groups like dEUS, Zita Swoon and Roland Van Campenhout for instance.
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Ferre Grignard Discography

Albums

Hubert Fichte, Ian & The Zodiacs, Ferre Grignard Hubert Fichte, Ian & The Zodiacs, Ferre Grignard - Beat Und Prosa (Album) Philips Germany 1966 Sell This Version
Ferre Grignard Ferre Grignard (Album) Philips Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
Ferre Grignard Captain Disaster (Album) Barclay Canada 1968 Sell This Version
Ferre Grignard Ferre Grignard (Album) Les Disques Motors France 1972 Sell This Version
Ferre Grignard I Warned You Philips Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

434.330 BE Ferre Grignard Ring, Ring I've Got To Sing / We Want War(7", EP) Philips 434.330 BE France 1966 Sell This Version
Ferre Grignard Ring, Ring, I've Got To Sing / We Want War (Single) Philips Netherlands 1966 Sell This Version
Ferre Grignard Drunken Sailor / Hash Bamboo Shuffle 1702 (Single) Philips, Philips Netherlands 1966 Sell This Version
434 337 BE Ferré Grignard* Hash Bamboo Shuffle 1702 / The Zoo / Diggin' My Potatoes / Drunken Sailor(7", EP) Philips 434 337 BE France 1966 Sell This Version
319 881 BF Ferre Grignard Ring,Ring, I've Got To Sing/She's Gone(7", Single, Mono) Philips 319 881 BF Italy 1966 Sell This Version
319 875 BF Ferre Grignard My Crucified Jesus / She's Gone(7", Single) Philips 319 875 BF Netherlands 1966 Sell This Version
Ferre Grignard La, Si, Do / Yellow You Yellow Me Barclay UK 1967 Sell This Version
71199 Ferre Grignard Yellow You Yellow Me(7", EP) Barclay 71199 France 1967 Sell This Version
584158 Ferre Grignard Yellow You Yellow Me(7", Single) Atlantic 584158 UK 1967 Sell This Version
Ferre Grignard Yama, Yama, Hey (Single) Barclay Benelux 1968 Sell This Version
60868 Ferre Grignard Close Your Nose... If / Old Joe Clark(7", Single) Barclay 60868 France 1968 Sell This Version
60956 Ferre Grignard Captain's Disaster / Tell Me Now(7", Single) Barclay 60956 France 1968 Sell This Version
VRS-35086 Ferre Grignard Tell Me Now/The Pirate Song(7", Single, Promo) Vanguard VRS-35086 US 1968 Sell This Version
MT 4022 Ferre Grignard Lazy John(7", Single) Les Disques Motors MT 4022 France 1972 Sell This Version
Ferre Grignard Knockin' Me Down (Single) Philips Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
Ferre Grignard Railroad Bill / Maybe To Morrow (Single) Les Disques Motors France 1973 Sell This Version
Ferre Grignard Drunken Sailor / Ring, Ring, I've Got To Sing (Single) Philips Japan 1966 Sell This Version
6021 195 Ferre Grignard I Warned You(7", Single) Philips 6021 195 Belgium 1978 Sell This Version
Ferre Grignard A Worried Man Philips Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
6021 059 Ferre Grignard Ring, Ring, I've Got To Sing / My Crucified Jesus(7") Philips 6021 059 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version

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