Claude Le Péron is confirmed dead at the age of 72.
Claude was best known as a French bass guitarist.
Claude Le Péron
Born (1948-02-02) 2 February 1948 (age 72)
OriginFontenay-sous-Bois, Paris, France
GenresRock 'n' roll
Rhythm and blues
Blues rock
Country rock
InstrumentsBass guitar, backing vocals
Years active1967–present
Associated actsJean-Jacques Goldman, Michael Jones
Claude Le Péron (2 February 1948 - 24 June 2020) was a French bass guitarist known for his collaboration with Jean-Jacques Goldman among other musicians.
1 Biography
2 Discography
2.1 with Laurent Voulzy
2.2 with Alain Souchon
2.3 with Jean-Jacques Goldman
2.4 with Michael Jones
3 References
He started playing guitar in 1961, then started the bass guitar in 1964. Not knowing how to read music, he taught himself by listening to records. He was influenced by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and other rock bands of the 60s. In 1964, he bought his first bass, a replica of Paul McCartney's bass. In 1967, like many artists, he passed through Club Med as a musician.
He moved to Nantes in 1969, where he played in local bands with musicians such as Jacky Mascarel, and Philippe Grandvoinet (New Direction). While there, he founded the group Nantais Zig-Zag with Jean-Luc Chevalier (Tri Yann). He also played in the Crystal Group. In 1977, along with Mascarel, Le Péron got to know bassists Laurent Voulzy and Alain Souchon.
He went on to record "Coeur Grenadine" and "Bopper en larmes" with Voulzy, in 1979 and 1983. In 1983 he made "Olympia avec Souchon", also with Jacky Mascarel.
It was during that year, 1983, that he crossed paths with Jean-Jacques Goldman, during the "Champs Elysees" show. Following the broadcast, Jean-Jacques Goldman decided to go on tour and needed a bassist who could sing. This lead him to add Le Péron to his band. He and other Goldman band members worked with Michael Jones, drummer Jean-François Gautier and the Rhinos.
Le Péron toured with Goldman and collaborated on many of his albums from that time until Goldman's last tour in 2002. Since that time, he has toured with Michael Jones and in groups such as Les Rapalas and After The Rain.
with Laurent Voulzy
1979 : Coeur Grenadine
1983 : Bopper en Larmes
with Alain Souchon
1983 : Olympia 83
with Jean-Jacques Goldman
1985 : Non homologué – Bass on "Je Te Donne"
1987 : Entre gris clair et gris foncé – Bass on "Peur De Rien Blues"
1986 : En Public
1989 : Traces
1991 : L'Intégrale 81/91
1992 : Sur Scène
1995 : Du New Morning au Zénith
1996 : Singulier 81/89
1999 : Tournée 1998 En Passant
2000 : L'Intégrale 90/00
2003 : Un Tour Ensemble
2008 : La collection 81–89
with Michael Jones
1997 : A consommer sans modération
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