1960 to 2000
September 9, 1929
March 4, 2004
Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Claude Nougaro (9 September 1929 - 4 March 2004) was a French songwriter and singer. Life and career: Claude Nougaro was born in Toulouse to a respected French opera singer, Pierre Nougaro, and an Italian piano teacher, Liette Tellini. He was raised by his grandparents in Toulouse where he heard Glenn Miller, Édith Piaf and Louis Armstrong (among others) on the radio. In 1947 he failed his baccalaureat and began a career in journalism, writing for various journals including Le Journal des Curistes at Vichy and L'Echo d'Alger.