Michel drucker et claude francois biography
In March he was finally divorced from Janet Woollacott, who had left him in Actus de mes stars. His father's decision to turn his back on his son when he became a musician in Monte Carlo in was the second trauma that affected the rest of his life.
His talent for kitsch extended beyond copying the works others had made famous, and he wrote songs for himself and displayed a melodic voice when singing romantic ballads. In a return to the Paris Olympia he added eight musicians and a full orchestra to his backup dancers, putting on a spectacular show that filled every seat in the large theatre and left fans standing in the street for lack of tickets. Flushed with enormous success and confidence, he established his own record company.
In March he was finally divorced from Janet Woollacott, who had left him in This failed marriage was one of the three big traumas that affected his whole life. The relationship with France Gall ended in July Inhe and Jacques Revaux wrote and composed a song in French called " Comme d'habitude " "As Usual"which became a hit in Francophone countries.
Canadian singing star Paul Anka reworked it for the English-speaking public into the now legendary hit most famously sung by Frank Sinatra as " My Way ".
Their relationship lasted from to and produced two sons, Claude Jr. He hid the existence of his second son for five years because he thought that being a father of two would destroy his boyish image as "a free man and seducer".
Looking for new talent, he came across a singing family of two sisters and their cousins. He produced a couple of albums for them before his death, and the ladies went on to sing for some of the major stars in European music.
He worked non-stop, touring across Europe, Africa and at major venues in Quebec in Canada. However, inhis workload caught up with him when he collapsed on stage from exhaustion.
After a brief period off, he returned to the recording studios, releasing several best-selling hits throughout the early s. He expanded from owning his own record company to acquiring a celebrity magazine and a modelling agency. Although driven to achieve financial success, in he organised a concert to raise funds for a charity for handicapped children, and the following year he participated in a Paris concert to raise funds for medical research.
By he was single again, dating several well-known European stars. Les Rendez-vous du dimanche - TF1 Stars - TF1 Stars 90 - TF1 Music stars - TF1 Studio Gabriel - France 2 Drucker and co - France 2 Vivement dimanche Depuis Un monde de musique Le jouet extraordinaire Il fait beau, il fait bon Y'a le printemps qui chante Le lundi au soleil Sha la la Toi et moi contre le monde entier Ecoute ma chanson Elles sont jolies en Angleterre Le chanteur malheureux Magnolias for ever Toi et le soleil Alexandrie, Alexandra l'ultima canzone registrata