Henri Salvador (18 July 1917 - 13 February 2008) was a French singer, born in Cayenne, French Guiana. He began his musical career as a guitarist accompanying other singers. He had learned the guitar by imitating Django Reinhardt's recordings, and was to work alongside him in the 1940s. He is known to have recorded the first French rock and roll songs in 1956 written by Boris Vian and Michel Legrand Rock'n Roll Mops, Rock hoquet, Va t'faire cuire un oeuf, man and Dis-moi qu'tu m'aimes rock under the artist name of Henry Cording. In 1962 Henri Salvador recorded "Le lion est mort ce soir" the french version of the songs "The lion sleeps tonight". At age 70, Salvador was the voice-over of the crab Sebastian in the 1989 French dubbing of Disney's The Little Mermaid. Other important songs: Syracuse, Maladie d’amour, Le Loup, la Biche et le Chevalier, Dans mon île, Le Travail c’est la santé, Zorro est arrivé.