POUR TOI

Latest update on 22/08/2014

Artist: Dario Moreno
Author: Albert Simonin/Marie-Hélène Bourquin/Louis Gasté
Label: Philips
Year: 1957

Mambo version in French André Decoin film Le Feu aux poudres starring Dario as a dealer (Jeff).

Covers:

1957:

Line Renaud [B-side of Mon mari est merveilleux; arranged by Christian Chevalier; Line was married with coauthor Gasté]

1974:

Morris Albert [Mike Brant's partner as Feelings; n°1 in Brasil, Chile and Mexico; credits Mauricio Kaiserman for the music; Morris knew this as a Brazilian song with Portuguese lyrics by Thomas Fundera]

1975:

Andy Williams [idem]

1975:

Mike Brant [as Dis-lui posthumous, n° 1 F]

1976:

Dionne Warwick [as Feelings]

1976:

Frank Sinatra [idem]

1976:

Walter Jackson [idem]

1976:

André Van Duin [as File]

1976:

Sacha Distel

1977:

Dionne Warwick & Isaac Hayes

1983:

Julio Iglesias

1985:

Loulou Gasté [author preparing his lawsuit against Brazilian Morris Albert]

1994:

Jacques Vermeire [as Nilis]

1998:

Offspring [as Feelings]

Trialed by the Court of Appeal in Paris, Morris Albert claimed he couldn't know that french song from the fifties, since he lived in Brasil, since it was written in a foreign language, since that movie never came out in Brasil and since it never was a big international success. Still the Court followed Gasté confirming plagiarism, argumenting plenty of time had elapsed between original and copy, resemblance was striking and Pour toi had been a fairly popular song. Albert was sentenced to pay half a million dollars to Gasté in 1987. You can find that trial online at www.law.uconn.edu/homes/swilf/ip/cases/gaste.html.

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