Régine

Régine

Real Name:
Régine Zylberberg
Profile:
French chanteuse. Born on December 26, 1929 in Belgium to Polish-Jewish parents.

Started life hiding from the Nazis in occupied wartime France and later invented the format for "discothèque" (French for Nightclubs). Setting in 1953 the elements of modern day nightclubs, mainly by replacing the use of jukebox by coupled turntables as done for the first time in Paris' 'Whisky-a-Gogo' club that she managed aged 24. This specific setting appeared later in any of 'Chez Régine's ultra selective venues and later in many variations at most Nightclubs around the world.

Aside of inventing and managing "discothèques", she taught a former king of England to do the twist, presided over a multi-million dollar international nightclub empire and had a hit single with the French version of Gloria Gaynor's "I will survive." She also played in a few movies.

In 1957 she opened Chez Régine in the Latin Quarter, which quickly became the place to be seen for playboys and princes. It was here that she introduced France to the 'Twist', having seen the Paris cast of West Side Story warming up to Chubby Checker records.

In the 1970s Régine moved to New York and lived in a suite of the Delmonico Hotel. At her height there were 25 clubs bearing the name across three continents and it was said you could party at a Régine's somewhere in the world 17 hours out of every 24, if you could get in.
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Régine Discography

Albums

PAM 67.235 Régine Régine (Album) Pathé PAM 67.235 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
SPTX 340 553, SPTX 340.553 T Régine Régine (Album) Pathé, Pathé SPTX 340 553, SPTX 340.553 T France 1967 Sell This Version
SPTX 340836, SPTX 340.836 T Regine* 1969 (Album) Pathé, Pathé SPTX 340836, SPTX 340.836 T France 1969 Sell This Version
2 C 062 10620 21 Régine La Fille Que Je Suis (Album) Pathé 2 C 062 10620 21 France 1970 Sell This Version
2C 064 11895, 2C 064 - 11.895 Régine Régine(LP, Album, Gat) Pathé, Pathé 2C 064 11895, 2C 064 - 11.895 France 1971 Sell This Version
65923 Régine Régine(LP, Album) Cbs 65923 France 1973 Sell This Version
82736 Régine Jackpot(LP, Album, Gat) CBS 82736 France 1978 Sell This Version
310 168, 310.168 Régine Regine(LP, Album) Trema, Trema 310 168, 310.168 France 1984 Sell This Version
14-480271-10 Régine Jackpot(CD, Album, RE) Versailles 14-480271-10 France 1995 Sell This Version
2564608492 Régine Made In Paname(CD, Album) Warner Jazz France 2564608492 France 2004 Sell This Version
531 574 9 Régine Régine's Duets(CD, Album, Enh, Sup) AZ 531 574 9 France 2009 Sell This Version
1 C 062 10 700 Régine Die Königin Des Pariser Nachtlebns(LP) Columbia 1 C 062 10 700 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

14065 Régine Nounours (EP) Score (5) 14065 France 1964 Sell This Version
PAM 77.581 Regine* Il S'Appelle Reviens (EP, Single) Pathé PAM 77.581 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
EG 948, 45 EG 948 Regine* Pourquoi Un Pyjama (EP, Single) Pathé, Pathé EG 948, 45 EG 948 France 1966 Sell This Version
EMG 25.152 Régine Okazou / Mille Fois Par Jour / Ne Fais Pas D' L'oeil A Lili / Loulou (EP) Pathé EMG 25.152 Spain 1967 Sell This Version
EG 1070 Régine Mon Folklore(7", EP) Pathé EG 1070 France 1967 Sell This Version
EP 1 161 Maurice Biraud Avec Régine Maurice Biraud Avec Régine - Bibi(7", EP) Disc'Az EP 1 161 France 1967 Sell This Version
EG 911 Régine Ça N'Sert À Rien / Si T'Attends Qu'Les Diamants T'Sautent Au Cou / Qu'Est-C'Que Vous Voulez Qu'J'En Fasse / La Taupe(7", EP) Pathé EG 911 France 1967 Sell This Version
EG 1007 Régine Il Y A Vingt Ans(7", EP) Pathé EG 1007 France 1967 Sell This Version
EG 1088 Régine L' Accident(7", EP) Pathé EG 1088 France 1968 Sell This Version
2C 016-10024 Régine Patchouli Chinchilla (EP) Pathé 2C 016-10024 France 1969 Sell This Version
PF 507 Régine Le Jour Où Tu Te Maries / My Yiddishe Momme(7", Single) Pathé PF 507 France 1969 Sell This Version
1 C 006-11 043 U Régine Johnny Pigalle(7", Single) EMI 1 C 006-11 043 U Germany 1969 Sell This Version
2 C 006-10330 Régine Les Cruelles Cartouches De L'amour / Papa(7", Single) Pathé 2 C 006-10330 France 1969 Sell This Version