First French winner André Claveau died

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The first French Eurovision Song Contest winner, André Claveau, died last weekend at the age of 87.

Claveau was born on December 17, 1915 in Paris. He was a very known artist since 1940 to the early 60's in France.

He won the Eurovision Song Contest 1958, which took place in the Dutch television city Hilversum, with the song Dors mon amour (Sleep my love). Corry Brokken, the 1957 Dutch Eurovision winner, recorded a French (yes, French!) cover version of Claveau's winning song.

Claveau's only other connection with the Eurovision Song Contest is his cover version of the 1961 Danish entry, Angélique.

With the death of André Claveau a respectable person and musician passed away. Dors mon amour, sleep my love…

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