Georgie Dann, Summer Song Star, Dies

Georges Mayer Dahan, better known as Georgie Dann, died this Wednesday at the age of 81 in Madrid, where he resided. The singer was about to undergo a hip operation at the Puerta de Hierro Hospital, where he died, as reported by El Mundo.

Georgie Dann was born in 1940 in the French capital and attended the Paris Conservatoire for eight years until he became a skilled clarinetist. He also studied teaching and was a teacher in a school, where he composed humorous songs with his students. It was then that his encore pachanguera exploded, culminating with the songs of the summer. Dann has been for two decades a true standard of the light genre thanks to anthems like The barbecue, The bimbo or The beach bar.

In 1965, after representing his country at the Mediterranean Festival, he settled in Spain, where he has lived all these years. His first hit came out in 1969 and was titled Casatschok, a catchy and choreographed rhythm song that became the phenomenon of that summer, even though it was paradoxically inspired by the winters of Russia.


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