Lucienne Delyle (16 April 1917:– 10 April 1962) was a French singer.
After the very famous song Mon amant de Saint-Jean (my lover from Saint-Jean), in 1942, Lucienne Delyle became the most popular French female singer of the 1950s.
Born in Paris, she received a pharmacist's education. She performed as an amateur singer until 1939 when Jacques Canetti, the artistic director of Radio Cité, heard her and immediately engaged her. In 1940, she married the jazzman Aimé Barelli (1917–1995), who guided her career for the rest of her life. They had a daughter, Minouche Barelli (1947–2004). She had an immense success with the song "Mon amant de Saint-Jean" (My Lover From Saint-Jean) in 1942, and became the most popular female singer in France. She achieved her greatest popularity during the 1950s. In 1953, Bruno Coquatrix invited her and Gilbert Bécaud to headline the gala opening concert at the Paris Olympia. Toward the end of the 1950s she suffered from leukemia and her career declined rapidly. In 1960 she gave a final series of concerts on the stage of the Bobino music hall. She died in Monte Carlo in 1962.
DiscographyThis list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items with reliable sources. 1939
- Sur les quais du vieux Paris, lyrics from Louis Poterat and music from Ralph Erwin
- Elle fréquentait la rue Pigalle (lyrics from Raymond Asso:– music from Maitrier)
- Prière à Zumba (music from A. Lara:– lyrics from Jacques Larue)
- Dans mon cœur, mélodie hongroise du film Retour à l'aube (music from Paul Misraki:– lyrics from André Hornez)
- L'orgue chantait toujours (music from Zeppelli:– lyrics from Louis Poterat)
- La Java du bonheur du monde (music from Marguerite Monnot:– lyrics from Raymond Asso)
- Valse de minuit (music from Lara:– lyrics from Louis Poterat)
- C'est drôle (music from Lawrence:– lyrics from Louis Poterat)
- Je crois aux navires (music from Marguerite Monnot:– lyrics from Jacques Larue)