Raymond Lévesque (7 october 1928 in Montréal, Québec) is a singer, songwriter, poet and author. In 1954, he leaves for France and spends 5 years there, recording at Barclay. Many artists have covered his songs: Bourvil, Jean Sablon, Cora Vaucaire and Eddie Constantine. During this period he writes the song Quand les hommes vivront d'amour, in which he sings about the war in Algeria. In 1956, he writes and sings a song honoring the renown author Honoré de Balzac chantée par lui-même et par Bourvil. In 1959, he returned to Quebec and opens a pub called Les Bozos and he hosts the Radio-Canada show Jeunesse Coucou from 1959 to 1964.