Quand les hommes vivront d'amour | Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame
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“Older Québécois still remember that Raymond Lévesque’s song was written to condemn ‘a people’s suffering’.”
Quand les hommes vivront d’amour
  • Year Inducted: 2005
  • Written In: 1956
Eddie Constantine
Jean Sablon
Cora Vaucaire
Enrico Macias
Fernand Gignac
Raymond Berthiaume
the Disciples de Massenet
the Famille Brassard
Les Jerolas
Pauline Julien
Félix Leclerc
Robert Charlebois
Gilles Vigneault
Nathalie Simard
Rene Simard

A classic of the 1950s chanson québécoise, this song’s simple melody and humane and generous lyrics ensured its success despite changing pop styles over the years. Quand les hommes vivront d’amour has been recorded by both French and Quebec artists, as well as by Raymond Lévesque himself. At the 1974 Superfrancofête celebration in Quebec City, several performers breathed new life into this classic: among them were Fernand Gignac, Félix Leclerc, Gilles Vigneault and Robert Charlebois. Inspired 50 years ago by the Algerian war, the song remains topical in the context of the war in Iraq. In Europe, Quand les hommes vivront d’amour is still heard today. The title of the song also appears on two collections of Lévesque’s songs, poems and monologues published in Quebec City (1968) and in Montreal (1989).

Quand les hommes vivront d'amour (Raymond Lévesque) - performed by Luce Dufault
"Quand les hommes vivront d'amour", written and composed by Raymond Lévesque, is performed by Franco-Ontarian singer Luce Dufault at the 2005 CSHF Induction Ceremony.
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