Hugues Aufray, from his true name Jean Auffray, was born on
August 18, 1929 in the Neuilly-on-Seine. He grows in the Tarn,
then following the divorce of his parents, Madrid where his/her
father settles. In 1948, Hugues comes to settle in Paris to
follow the courses of Beautiful Arts, but its thin finances
do not enable him to continue its studies and it sings in the
street and the cabarets to provide for its needs until 1959.
This year, it gains a contest of song and sign a contract with
the house of Barclay discs. Its first 45 turns leaves quickly
("Y' Had Fanny Which Sang") and Maurice Chevalier
invites it to come to sing in New York. Hugues falls under the
charm from the United States and his music folk. He records,
on the basis of American song of sailors, the title "Santiano"
in 1961 and its career takes off literally with the exit of
the album "Aufray Chante Dylan" in 1965.
During 6 years, it
will connect the rounds, the albums and the tubes like "Stewball"
or "Celine", then moves away from the world of the
spangles to live with woman and children in his farm of Ardeche.
It does not give up therefore its career and records some albums
("Transatlantic" in 1977, "Aufray Trans Dylan"
in 1995, "Hugues Aufray sings Felix Leclerc" in 2005,
etc.) who allow troubadour modern times to remain themselves
one of the pets of the public thanks to the values of friendship
and tolerance which it gives in his songs.