Country : France
Address : 9 rue de Versailles 92430 Marne la Coquette
Jean Kluger was born in Antwerp, Belgium.
When Jean was still very young, his father (a former Big Band leader turned music publisher in Brussels) gave him various tasks to accomplish, including organizing and supervising a number of recording sessions (Ray Martin Orchestra, singer Pierre Barouh, Harold Lloyd movie soundtracks...).
Before long, Jean realized how precarious the publishing profession was becoming. He consequently decided to embark on a career as producer and composer. His first production hit, "Kili-Watch" was sung by Les Cousins and later covered by Johnny Halliday. Soon after, he enjoyed another success with "La Playa", performed by Los Mayas (and covered by Marie Laforêt). Working both in Paris and Brussels, Jean was busy producing and publishing a number of Flemish artists, including Will Tura and Johan Verminnen.
Jean Kluger created the group Les Parisiennes, with Claude Bolling ("Il fait trop beau pour travailler", "L'argent ne fait pas le bonheur"). He also published Claude Bolling's music scores ("Thème de Borsalino", "Le mur de l'Atlantique"), among others.
Jean married Huguette Ferly, then art director for Michel Polnareff and manager of a team of young writers, at Méridian (including Jean Renard, J.P. Bourtayre and Pierre Papadiamandis).Huguette and Jean went on to found their own publishing company, Editions Bleu Blanc Rouge and published many songs written by Jean for various artists including Petula Clark ("Tout le monde veut aller au ciel"), Rika Zaraï ("Balapapa", "Tante Agathe") , Dahlia Lavi, Sheila, Claude François, Régine, Ringo, Sacha Distel ("Le bateau blanc") and Dalida.
In 1968, he launched the "Casatschok" dance at François Patrice's club in Paris which went on to become a huge success.
When he met Daniel Vangarde, he started out as his publisher. The latter's first international hits were "Un rayo de sol", by Los Diablos, and "Get me some help" (Elle, je ne veux qu'elle), by Tony Ronald and Ringo.
Jean and Daniel decided to start writing songs together. They went on to enjoy a long and successful partnership, on both the national and international scenes. Below is a recap of their biggest hits: "A.I.E. (a mwana)", by Black Blood, later covered by Banarama; "Cuba" and "Que sera mi vida" (If you should go), by The Gibson Brothers; "Haut les mains" (Hands up), "D.i.s.c.o.", "T'es ok" (from the movie entitled "Le Bal"), performed by Ottawan; not forgetting all the songs sung by La Compagnie Créole ("C'est bon pour le moral", "Vive le Douanier Rousseau", "Ca fait rire les oiseaux", "Le bal masqué", etc.).
In 2000, Jean Kluger decided to embark on some new projects. In particular, he got together with sound engineer, Cooky, to create a series of images illustrating sound, by the name of "Multimatum". With Huguette's help, they have compiled a collection of digital images obtained from their many musical experiences.
Source from Jean Kluger - 2005