Richard Saint-Germain

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Richard Saint-Germain
Born Richard Chanfray
4 May 1940(1940-05-04)
Lyon, Rhône, French Third Republic
Died 21 July 1983 (43)
Ramatuelle (near Saint-Tropez), Var, French Fifth Republic
Nationality French
Affiliations Dalida
Known for Claim to being Comte de Saint Germain

Richard Saint-Germain (April 4, 1940 - July 21, 1983), also known as Richard Chanfray, was a Frenchman who claimed to be the immortal Comte de Saint Germain, alchemist and adventurer, and parlayed his claim into media appearances and a career in music, both as a solo singer and as a duet partner to Dalida, who was also his romantic partner from 1972 until 1981.

Media Appearances

On the 28 January 1972 episode of the ORTF French-language program Le Troisième Œil (The Third Eye), Chanfray publicly claimed to be the Comte de Saint-Germain and performed demonstrations of the alchemical transmutation of lead to gold.

  • "Le Secret de la Longue Vie" (in French), Le Troisième Œil, 28 Janv. 1972

Chanfray later appeared on the 6 December 1975 episode of the Radiotelevision Española Spanish-language program Directísimo (Very Direct), hosted by José María Íñigo, where he similarly performed the transformation of lead to gold.

  • (in Spanish) Directísimo, 25 Dic. 1975

Selected Discography

  • Le Comte de Saint Germain, Les Révélations (Briand, 1972)
  • Dalida & Richard Saint-Germain, Et de l'Amour, de l'Amour (International Shows, 1975)
  • Richard St. Germain, Pour une Femme (Polydor, 1976)
  • St. Germain, Le Frimeur (GT / Sonopresse, 1977)
  • Saint-Germain, Du Gazon dans les Soucis (Sonopresse, 1977)
  • Richard St. Germain, Gallaxie Express (Sonopresse, 1978)
  • Saint-Germain, La Déposition (Carrère, 1980)