Alain Bashung, born December 1, 1947 in Paris, is a French singer-songwriter and actor.
He became, after a difficult start to his career, an important figure in French song and rock from the early 1980s and influenced a large number of singers on the new French scene with hits such as Gaby oh Gaby (1980 ) and Vertigo of Love (1980).
From his eighth album, Osez Joséphine (1991), he produced more titles with less commercial impact, which did not prevent them from being hailed by critics.
He has released twelve studio albums and two posthumous ones.
He is the most awarded singer at the Victoires de la Musique with thirteen victories obtained throughout his career.
Alain Bashung died in Paris March 14, 2009
Manu Chao, born June 21, 1961 in Paris, is a French singer-songwriter, singer and musician of Spanish origin.
Having become a major figure in French rock and Latin music with his group Mano Negra, for several years he has been enjoying a successful international solo career and performing all over the world with his new group: Radio Bemba.
Jacques Higelin, singer-songwriter, born October 18, 1940 in Brou-sur-Chantereine in Seine-et-Marne.
He achieved growing success over the years and made a lasting impression on the French music scene of the 1970s and 1980s. He regained public favor in the 1990s and from the beginning of the 2000s and continued to record albums as to perform on stage.
He remained close to Areski Belkacem as well as Brigitte Fontaine with whom he collaborated from the mid-1960s.
Higelin died on April 6, 2018 in Nogent-sur-Marne, Val-de-Marne.
Telephone is a French rock band. It was formed on November 12, 1976 and separated on April 21, 1986. Composed of Jean-Louis Aubert (guitar and vocals), Louis Bertignac (guitar and vocals), Corine Marienneau (bass, vocals and guitar) and Richard Kolinka (drums), he enjoyed enormous success from his beginnings with several hits and tours very popular
In ten years of activity, between 1976 and 1986, the group gave more than four hundred and seventy concerts and released five studio albums.
It is also the second biggest seller of records for a French rock group with more than six million copies sold.
Jean-Louis Aubert, Louis Bertignac and Richard Kolinka come together under the name “Les Insus” to perform Telephone's repertoire during a few concerts at the end of 2015, for a major tour in 2016, festivals in 2017, and a final at the Stade de France September 16, 2017, without Corine Marienneau, who is replaced by bassist Aleksander Angelov.
Trust is a French hard rock band, originally from the Paris region, formed in 1977 and popularized in the early 1980s.
The group is particularly known through its title Antisocial in 1980 and has played with famous Anglo-Saxon groups such as AC/DC, Iron Maiden or Anthrax.
Practicing a bluesy hard-rock close to AC/DC, the strength and originality of the group come from the powerful way of the singer, Bernard Bonvoisin, influenced by the English punk scene, to express lyrics largely inspired by politics and social criticism.