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Michel Delpech – 

27 Jan

Jean-Michel Delpech (26 January 1946 – 2 January 2016), known as Michel Delpech, was a French singer-songwriter and actor.

Career 

In 1963, he had his debut release hit “Anatole” on Disques Vogue. In 1964, Delpech met Roland Vincent, and a long singing songwriting partnership ensued[1] with Delpech being signed to Festival French record label.

In 1965, he took part in the music comedy Copains Clopant that had a six-month run and made him very popular, particularly through his interpretation of “Chez Laurette”. He was the opening act for Jacques Brel’s goodbye concert at the Paris Olympia. In 1967, he collaborated with Johnny Stark. In 1968, he won the “Grand Prix du Disque” award for “Il y a des jours où on ferait mieux de rester au lit”.

Then he left Vogue to sign with Barclay Records. At the peak of his success, he recorded “Wight Is Wight” in tribute to the Isle of Wight Festival, a famous rock festival on the Isle of Wight that became his best known song. It sold over one million copies in Europe, and was awarded gold disc status.[2]

‘Pour Un Flirt’ was a second smash hit. It charted in the French-speaking countries around the globe as well in the Netherlands, and a version in German brought him charts success in West Germany, Austria and Switzerland. An English translation, Flirt, made the Top 20 in the UK.

The early 1970s brought separation from Johnny Stark for two years, and the end of the long collaboration with Roland Vincent, his first-ever writer. He had some new releases but with limited success. In the 1980s, he enjoyed a comeback and released the album Loin d’ici. A compilation album followed in 1989. He continued releasing albums and making concerts. In December 2006, he released an album of duets Michel Delpech and that topped the French Albums Chart for one week (week of 21–27 January 2007). He also engaged on a French tour.

Discography 

Albums 

1966: Inventaire 66

1969: Il y a des jours où on ferait mieux de rester au lit

1970: Album

1974: Le chasseur

1975: Quand j’étais chanteur

1979: 5000 kilomètres

1986: Oubliez tout ce que je vous ai dit

1991: Les Voix du Brésil

1997: Le roi de rien

1999: Cadeau de Noël

2004: Comme Vous

2006: Michel Delpech &

2009: Sexa

Compilations

1990: J’étais un ange

1999: Fan de toi (2 CDs)

2008: Fan de toi (3 CDs)

2008: Les 100 plus belles chansons

2009: Best of

Live albums

1972: Olympia 1972

2005: Ce lundi-là au Bataclan

2007: Live au Grand Rex

Singles 

Disques Vogue

1964: “Anatole”

1965: “Chez Laurette”

Festival

1964 : “Elle se moque de toi”

1965 : “Copains Clopants” (with Chantal Simon)

1965 : “Chez Laurette” (rereleased in 1970 and with Musidisc in 1978)

1965 : “T’en fais pas”

1965 : “Plus d’bac”

1966 : “Marie-toi Marie Jo” (rereleased in 1970)

1966 : “Inventaire 66”

1966 : “Quand on aime comme on s’aime”

1966 : “Le restaurant chinois” (rereleased in 1970)

1967 : “La Femme de l’an 3000”

Barclay

1967 : “Il faut regarder les étoiles”

1967 : “Pour un coin de Pologne”

1968 : “Poupée cassée”

1968 : “Les p’tits cailloux blancs”

1969 : “Le Mauvais Jardinier”

1969 : “Wight Is Wight”

1969 : “Quand la pluie tombe en été”

1970 : “Chérie-Lise”

1970 : “Un coup de pied dans la montagne”

1971 : “Le blé en herbe”

1971 : “La Vie, La Vie”

1971 : *Pour un flirt

1972 : “Quand un soldat reviens”

1972 : “Même pendant la guerre on chante”

1972 : “Fan de toi”

1972 : “Que Marianne était jolie”

1973 : “Rimbaud chanterait”

1973 : “Les divorcés”

1973 : “Les aveux”

1973 : “Je pense à toi”

1974 : “Je l’attendais”

1974 : “Le chasseur (Les oies sauvages)”

1975 : “Quand j’étais chanteur”

1976 : “Ce lundi-là”

1976 : “Tu me fais planer”

1976 : “La fille avec des baskets”

1977 : “Fais un bébé”

1977 : “Le Loir et Cher”

1978 : “C’est ta chanson” (remake of “Your Song”)

1979 : “Trente manières de quitter une fille” (remake of “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover”)

1979 : “Je cherche un endroit”

1980 : “Docker”

1981 : “Bombay”

1983 : “Animaux animaux”

1984 : “Loin d’ici”

Pathé-Marconi / EMI / Charles Talar Records

1985 : “Rock en U.R.S.S.”

1986 : “J’peux pas dormir”

1986 : “Oubliez tout ce que je vous ai dit”

1987 : “Petite France”

1988 : “Ces mots-là”

Carrère

1988 : “Fais glisser tes bas… ces mots-là”

Tréma

1989 : “Pleurer le chanteur”

1990 : “J’étais un ange”

1991 : “Les voix du Brésil”

1992 : “Terre d’amour”

 
3 Comments

Posted by on January 27, 2017 in FRENCH FRIDAYS

 

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3 responses to “Michel Delpech – 

  1. boundlessblessingsblog

    January 27, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Beautiful what a singer, I used to like the way he sang. Great 👍 post.

    Liked by 1 person

     
  2. yassy

    January 27, 2017 at 9:14 am

    I love this guy

    Liked by 1 person

     
  3. America On Coffee

    January 27, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    He is a great share indeed. Thanks for visiting and for your comment yassy.

    Liked by 1 person

     

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