De Clown, Ben Cramer

I've composed the song "De Clown" around 1970 (music and original french lyrics: "Allez viens on danse")

The famous french singer Pascal Danel recorded it in french with a musical arrangement of Jean-Claude Petit.

Then Pierre Kartner wrote deutsch lyrics for Ben Cramer; it became a huge hit under the name: De Clown, keeping the same musical arrangement.

Since then, more than 90 deutsch singers recorded it. Among them: Franz Bauer, Angelina, Dario, Erik Hulzebosch, André Hazes, ...

But also, the famous DJ Otzi in Austria, and James Last in Germany.

Recently, a Japonese producer contacted me to record it in Japan.

And it will be recorded soon in a new cover in Germany.

Ben Cramer (on the right) and me, we finaly met the 15th of May 2009 in Amsterdam ! Thanks to Frances Gramende of the French Alliance in Amsterdam, for this encounter, during her french songs Festival she organized each year.

Georges Chatelain et Ben Cramer - Mai 2009