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Henri Dès

Henri Dès
Henri Dès at the Salon du Livre 2011 in Geneva
Background information
Birth name Henri Destraz
Born (1940-02-12)12 February 1940
Renens, Vaud, Switzerland
Labels Mary Josée Productions
Website Dès' official website

Henri Dès (born in 1940 in Renens, Vaud, Switzerland[1] as Henri Destraz) is a French language children's singer and songwriter immensely popular in European Francophone countries.[1] In 1970, he released his first album, Retour. Dès also founded his own record label, Disques Mary-Josée, which he named after his wife.[1]

In 1969 he won the Sopot International Song Festival.

He represented Switzerland in the 1970 Eurovision Song Contest with the song 'Retour'. It was placed fourth. Henri achieved another fourth place, this time in the Swiss national final for Eurovision 1976, with the song 'C'est pour la vie'.


Year Album name Label
1970 Retour Disques Evasion
1974 Quand on revient d'ailleurs Mary-Josée Music
1977 Cache-cache Mary-Josée/CBS Records
1978 Si c'était moi? Disques Mary-Josée
1979 La Petite Charlotte Mary-Josée/CBS Records
1980 Flagada Mary-Josée/Interdisc
1982 L'âne blanc Mary-Josée/Interdisc
1984 Dessin fou Mary-Josée/CBS Records
1985 Les Trésors de Notre Enfance Vol. 1 Mary-Josée/CBS Records
1986 Le Beau Tambour Mary-Josée/Interdisc
1988 La Glace au citron Mary-Josée/Interdisc
1989 Olympia 1989 Mary-Josée/Interdisc
1991 Les Bêtises Mary-Josée/Interdisc
1993 Le crocodile Mary-Josée/Interdisc
1994 Olympia 94 Mary-Josée/Sony Music
1995 Far West Mary-Josée/Sony Music
1996 Olympia 1996 Mary-Josée/Sony Music
1997 On ne peut (pas) tout dire Mary-Josée/Sony Music
1998 Olympia 98
1999 Du soleil Mary-Josée/D.E.P.
2000 Olympia 2000
2001 C'est le père Noël Mary-Josée/D.E.P.
2002 Comme des géants Mary-Josée/D.E.P.
2003 Olympia 2003
2005 Polissongs Mary-Josée/D.E.P.
2006 Olympia 2006
2007 Gâteau Mary-Josée/Interdisc
2008 L'Hirondelle et le Papillon Mary-Josée/Interdisc
2009 Olympia 2009
2011 Tout Simplement Mary-Josée/Interdisc
2012 Abracadabra Mary-Josée/Interdisc
2012 En 25 chansons Mary-Josée/Interdisc


External links

  • Dès' official website
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Paola del Medico
with "Bonjour, Bonjour"
Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Peter, Sue and Marc
with "Les illusions de nos vingt ans"

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