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Alain Souchon

Alain Souchon (born Alain Kienast; 27 May 1944) is a French singer-songwriter and actor. He has released 15 albums and has played roles in seven films. Alain Souchon was born in Casablanca, Morocco. His family on his mother's side is Swiss, and he has dual French-Swiss nationality. Six months after he was born, his family moved to France. When he was 15 his father died in an accident. His mother sent him to a French college in England, but due to problems registering he decided to stay in London and work. Upon returning to France he took up guitar, influenced by English and American music. In 1970, he married and had his first son continuing to play in the cabarets and bars in the Rive Gauche of Paris. Souchon signed his first contract in 1971 with the Pathe-Marconi label but had no success. Bob Socquet, the artistic director of RCA encouraged him to perform his song "L'amour 1830" at the Rose D'Or of Antibes contest. Souchon then began to collaborate with composer/arranger Laurent Voulzy (b. 1948); they would write together, but each released albums under his own name. Souchon's first hit was "J'ai 10 ans" (1974), from the album of the same name. He continued releasing albums and in 1978 wrote the theme for François Truffaut's 1979 film Love on the Run (L'amour en fuite). At this time his second son was born. In 1980, he was invited to perform at l'Olympia. He also began his acting career, most notably starring in the 1983 film L'été Meurtrier. Following the album 'On avance', he left RCA and signed with Virgin Records at 40 years old. In 1989 "La beauté de Ava Gardner" was voted best title of the year by the Victoires de la Musique. Then came Souchon's biggest hit "Foule sentimentale" from 1993's million-selling C'est déjà ça. At the 20th anniversary of the Victoires de la Musique in 1995, Alain Souchon received the award for best "Chanson Originale" for his song "Foule Sentimentale." In 1996, he received the "le Prix Vincent Scotto" award given by the SACEM (Societe des Auteurs Compositeurs) for his song "Sous les Jupes des Filles". Souchon returned in 2005 with the hugely successful album La vie Théodore which contained the hit single "...Et si en plus y'a personne". Source: Article "Alain Souchon" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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May 27, 1944 In Casablanca, Morocco
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie I Love All of You 1980-12-17
Latest Project:
Movie Le soldat rose à la fabrique de jouets 2022
Known For
Poster of Le soldat rose à la fabrique de jouets
Poster of Tryo - Sous les étoiles
Poster of Vivement dimanche
Poster of Le Vol du Sphinx
Movie Le soldat rose à la fabrique de jouets Unknown 2022
Movie Je ne sais pas si c'est tout le monde Self 2019-10-23
Movie Saint-Germain-des-Prés, un paradis perdu Self 2019-11-20
Movie M. Eddy & sa tribu Self 2018-05-30
Movie Voulzy Souchon - Le Concert Self 2016-11-18
Movie Tryo - Sous les étoiles Self 2009-11-30
Movie Michel Delpech &... live at the Grand Rex, Paris Self 2007-11-12
Movie Les Enfoirés - 15 ans d'Enfoirés Unknown 2005-11-25
Movie Alain Souchon - J'veux du live Self 2002-12-16
Movie Les Enfoirés 2000 - Enfoirés en 2000 Unknown 2000-02-26
Movie Les Enfoirés 1999 - Dernière édition avant l'an 2000 Unknown 1999-02-13
Movie Les Enfoirés 1998 - Enfoirés en cœur Unknown 1998-02-07
Series Vivement dimanche Self 1998-09-20
Movie Charité biz'ness Self 1998-08-26
Movie Les Enfoirés 1997 - Le Zénith des Enfoirés Unknown 1997-02-08
Movie Les Enfoirés 1996 - La Soirée des Enfoirés Unknown 1996-02-10
Movie Les Enfoirés 1995 - Les Enfoirés à l'Opéra-Comique Unknown 1995-03-08
Movie Les Enfoirés 1994 - Les Enfoirés au Grand Rex Unknown 1994-02-05
Series Taratata Self 1993-01-10
Movie Lest We Forget Self 1991-12-11
Movie Fathers' Day Stéphane Miran 1990-03-14
Movie Jane B. by Agnès V. Le lecteur de Verlaine 1988-03-02
Series Nulle Part Ailleurs Self 1987-08-31
Movie Comédie ! Lui 1987-09-23
Movie L'homme aux yeux d'argent Thierry Berger 1985-11-13
Movie Le Vol du Sphinx Tom 1984-09-26
Movie One Deadly Summer Fiorimonto Montecciari, aka 'Pin-Pon' 1983-05-11
Series Champs-Elysées Self 1982-01-16
Movie All Fired Up Antoine Quentin 1982-01-13
Movie I Love All of You Claude 1980-12-17
Movie Émilie Jolie Le coq 1980-12-24