Ferre Grignard

Also known as F. Grignard, Férré Grignard, Ferré Grignard, Grignard

Discography of Ferre Grignard:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Ring, Ring, I've Got To Sing 12 Audio Fontana
2 The Best Of 18 Audio 1991 Philips
3 La Si Do / Yellow You Yellow Me 2 Audio 1967 Barclay
4 Hash Bamboo Shuffle 1702 / Drunken Sailor 2 Audio 1966 Philips
5 A Worried Man 2 Audio Philips
6 Ring, Ring, I've Got To Sing 12 Audio 1968 Fontana
7 Drunken Sailor / Ring, Ring, I've Got To Sing 2 Audio 1978 Philips
8 Ring, Ring I've Got To Sing / We Want War 2 Audio 1966 Philips
9 Ring, Ring, I've Got To Sing 4 Audio 1966 Philips
10 Ferre Grignard 8 Audio 1972 Les Disques Motors
11 Close Your Nose... If / Old Joe Clark 2 Audio 1968 Barclay
12 Captain Disaster 10 Audio 1968 Barclay
13 Captain Disaster 10 Audio 1970
14 Yama, Yama, Hey 2 Audio 1968 Barclay
15 Drunken Sailor / Ring, Ring, I've Got To Sing 2 Audio 1978 Philips
16 Lazy John 4 Audio 1972 Les Disques Motors
17 I Warned You 2 Audio 1978-03-00 Philips
18 Beat & Prosa 13 Audio 2004 Supposé
19 Yama, Yama, Hey 2 Audio 1968 Barclay
20 Captain Disaster 10 Audio 1970
21 Captain Disaster 10 Audio 1968 Vanguard
22 I Warned You 10 Audio 1978-04-00 Philips
23 My Crucified Jesus / She's Gone 2 Audio 1966 Philips
24 Ring, Ring I've Got To Sing / We Want War 4 Audio 1966 Philips
25 Ring, Ring, I've Got To Sing / We Want War 2 Audio 1966 Philips
26 Hash Bamboo Shuffle 1702 / The Zoo / Diggin' My Potatoes / Drunken Sailor 4 Audio 1966 Philips
27 Captain's Disaster / Tell Me Now 2 Audio 1968 Barclay
28 Ferre Grignard 12 Audio 2013-10-12 Starman Records
29 Captain Disaster 10 Audio 1968 Vanguard
30 Hash Bamboo Shuffle 1702 2 Audio 1966 Philips
31 Ring, Ring, I've Got To Sing / My Crucified Jesus 4 Audio 1966 Philips


Ferre Grignard (Belgium, March, 13, 1939) started of at the art academy as a painter. He had a fear of flying. He is never been in America and also has never lived in the black ghetto. That was a fantasy story to please the journalists. He lived in a mansion, the birthplace of Peter Benoît, where he made music, painted and partied with the 20 friends who lived with him and literally spent all his money at once.

His debut album ([r=927057]) is a mixture of skiffle, folk and improvised blues music. After that album and the unexpected international success that followed, things started to go wrong. One example is [a282489] who had a hit with "Cheveux longs, idées courtes" which was a copy of one of Grignard's arrangements, but Hallyday didn't pay royalties for it.

Grignard changed record-companies from Philips to Barclay, but the first Barclay-album "Captain Disaster" didn't do as well as expected. Two come backs (early and late seventies) failed as well.

He died in Antwerp of throat cancer in 1982, at that time he was living on an attic without heating, surrounded with empty bottles.

His music and legacy has inspired many other groups like [a74984], [a105325] and [a877853] for instance.


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