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Véronique Sanson

Véronique Marie Line Sanson (born 24 April 1949 in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris) is a three-time Victoires de la Musique Award-winning French singer-songwriter and record producer with an avid following in her native country. She brings a very personal vocal style to the singing of French pop songs: Her voice has a very strong vibrato. Ten years after Barbara, Véronique Sanson became one of the first French female singer-songwriters to break into stardom with her debut album Amoureuse in 1972. She also became one of the most successful and most prominent members of the Seventies "Nouvelle chanson française" ("New French chanson"), alongside Alain Souchon, Bernard Lavilliers, Jacques Higelin, Michel Polnareff, Catherine Lara, Yves Duteil, Maxime Le Forestier, Renaud, William Sheller, Michel Jonasz, Michel Berger, Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine, Louis Chédid, or Francis Cabrel. Unlike most previous French artists of the Sixties Yé-yé era, who mostly released EPs consisting of a collection of singles, B-sides and covers, Sanson and her counterparts of the "nouvelle chanson française" established the dominance of singer-songwriters on the Seventies French charts thanks to albums with full-length artistic statements. One of her songs, "Amoureuse", was covered in English in 1973 by singer Kiki Dee, and became a major hit in the United Kingdom, and has been covered since by various other singers, from Polly Brown (1973) to Olivia Newton-John (1974), Pete Townshend (1974), Linda Martin (1996) and Amanda Abbs with Illusive (1997). In 1974, Patti Dahlstrom recorded a second version with her own lyrics, entitled "Emotion" which was covered by Helen Reddy (1974) and Shirley Bassey (1975). Many other covers of "Amoureuse" have been recorded in French, German, Spanish, Dutch or Japanese. Véronique Sanson plays piano and guitar. ... Source: Article "Véronique Sanson" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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Apr 24, 1949 In Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Discorama 1959-02-04
Latest Project:
Movie Les Enfoirés 2020 - Le Pari(s) des Enfoirés 2020-03-06
Known For
Poster of Star Academy
Poster of Vivement dimanche
Poster of Coucou C'est Nous !
Poster of Nulle Part Ailleurs
Movie Les Enfoirés 2020 - Le Pari(s) des Enfoirés Unknown 2020-03-06
Movie Quincy Jones : A Musical Celebration Paris Unknown 2019-10-02
Movie Les Enfoirés - 15 ans d'Enfoirés Unknown 2005-11-25
Series Star Academy Self 2001-10-20
Movie Les Enfoirés 1999 - Dernière édition avant l'an 2000 Unknown 1999-02-13
Series Vivement dimanche Self 1998-09-20
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
Series Taratata Self 1993-01-10
Series Coucou C'est Nous ! Self 1992-09-22
Movie Le Bal des casse-pieds Fanny, la pianiste 1992-02-12
Series Stars 90 Self 1990-09-03
Series Les Nuls, l'émission Self 1990-10-13
Movie Les Enfoirés 1989 - Tournée d'Enfoirés Unknown 1989-12-23
Series Nulle Part Ailleurs Self 1987-08-31
Series Champs-Elysées Self 1982-01-16
Series Okay Self 1979-11-04
Series Midi Trente Self 1972-03-06
Series Discorama Self 1959-02-04