André Claveau

André Claveau (17 December 1911 – 4 July 2003) was a popular singer in France from the 1940s to the 1960s. He won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958 singing "Dors, mon amour" (Sleep, My Love) with music composed by Pierre Delanoë and lyrics by Hubert Giraud. Winning at the age of 46 years and 76 days, Claveau was the oldest winner of the contest until 1990, being the first and only winner prior to 1990 to triumph in their forties.[1]

André Claveau
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André Claveau at the Eurovision Song Contest 1958
Born(1911-12-17)17 December 1911
Died4 July 2003(2003-07-04) (aged 91)




  1. ^ O'Connor, John Kennedy. The Eurovision Song Contest - The Official Celebration. Carlton Books, 2015. ISBN 978-1-78097-638-9. Pages 32–33

External linksEdit

  Media related to André Claveau at Wikimedia Commons

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
  Corry Brokken
with "Net als toen"
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
  Teddy Scholten
with "Een beetje"
Preceded by
Paule Desjardins
with "La belle amour"
France in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Jean Philippe
with "Oui, oui, oui, oui"