René Simard's father was a choirmaster on the Île d'Orléans where he spent his childhood. At nine René was the prize winner on the program 'Les Découvertes de Jen Roger' (CFTM-TV, Montreal). This brought him to the attention of the impresario Guy Cloutier, who quickly made the young singer an international pop music star.
With his first show at the PDA in 1971, the 'p'tit Simard' (famous for a pudding ad) captured the hearts of Quebec audiences, as did his first hit recordings: 'Ave Maria,' 'L'Oiseau,' and 'Un enfant comme les autres,' all for Nobel, Cloutier's production company. In 1974 he represented Canada at the International Festival of Song in Tokyo, where he won first prize for performance and the Frank Sinatra trophy, which was presented by Sinatra himself. Acclaimed in Japan and also in Paris, where he made his debut at the Olympia in 1975, Simard embarked on a career in the English-speaking world. He appeared frequently on the US TV networks, with artists such as Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Liza Minnelli, and Andy Williams, and with Liberace both in Las Vegas and in 1977 on tour. That year he returned to Quebec to sing in 25 towns. He was host 1977-9 of 'The René Simard Show,' a CBC English-language TV variety series produced in Vancouver showing a preference for a US style of performance.
He has appeared in the documentary films Un Enfant comme les autres (1972) and René Simard au Japon (1974) and he took part in the Quebec feature film J'ai mon voyage (1974) and CFTM-TV's teleplay 'Les Berger.'
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René Simard The record comprises a vocal version of 'Welcome to Montreal' by Rene Simard and an instrumental version whilst the second record comprises the official Montreal Olympic theme music in various short formats, presumably for radio and tv station use during the Games.
Régis SimardRené Simard Rene makes an appearance on this LP singing a duet, Les 2 Gamins de L'ile D'Orleans, with Regis. The song is a French version of Jimmy Osmond's "Long Haired Lover From Liverpool"
René SimardRégis Simard Un film de Denis Héroux.
Also Known As:
Calatorie sprâncenata (titre Roumanie)
Enuff Is Enuff Canada (titre anglais)
I've Had It International (titre anglais)
Quand c'est parti, c'est parti (France titre)