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Memorable Manitobans: Lucille Marie Raymonde Savoie [Lucille Starr] (1938-2020)

Singer, songwriter.

Born at St. Boniface on 13 May 1938, she was raised in British Columbia where she learned to play guitar, bass, and mandolin. She is best known for her 1964 bilingual hit single “Quand Le Soleil Dit Bonjour Aux Montagnes” (later changed to “The French Song”). It was the first song by a Canadian to sell a million copies worldwide. She died at Las Vega, Nevada on 4 September 2020.

Sources:

“Cover,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 June 2020, page 57.

Lucille Starr, 2 December 2020, Wikipedia.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 January 2021

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