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    Alain Chamfort

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    Genre:Pop
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    Albums:21
    Songs:107

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Souris Puisque C'Est Grave 2012 lyrics
    Alain Chamfort in duet with Inna Modja
    2À La Droite De Dior lyrics
    3Souris Puisque C'Est Grave lyrics
    4La Femme De Ma Vie lyrics
    5Lucette & Lucie lyrics
    6Joujou À La Casse lyrics
    7Le Temps Qui Court (Could It Be Magic?) lyrics
    8Volatile lyrics
    9Rendez-Vous... lyrics
    10Manureva lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Rock'N Rose [1977]
    2Amour, Année Zéro [1981]
    3Un Coin De Vie [1975]
    4Tendres Fièvres [1986]
    5Mariage À L'Essai [1976]
    6Secrets Glacés [1983]
    7Double Vie [1988]
    8Poses [1979]
    9Le Meilleur D'alain Chamfort (Versions Originales)
    10Je Pense À Elle, Elle Pense À Moi [1973]

    Biography

    Alain Chamfort (real name Alain Legovic) is a French composer, pianist & singer, born on March 2, 1949 in Paris, France. He started taking piano lessons with his older sister. In 1962, Alain founded his first band, Dreamer's, then he became the organist of the bands Shaker's & Murator's. In 1966, he was the singer of Les Mod's & Jacques Dutronc's pianist. In 1968, he released his debut 7".

    Claude François
    In 1970, he met Claude François, who gave him the name Chamfort. Alain signed to Flèche & released the singles "Dans Les Ruisseaux", "L'Amour En France", "Signe De Vie Signe D'Amour", until "Le Temps Qui Court" (French version of Barry Manilow's "Could It Be Magic") in 1975. Alain left Flèche & signed to CBS.

    Serge Gainsbourg
    In 1976, Alain released his LP Mariage À L'Essai. In 1977, he worked with American musicians & called Serge Gainsbourg, who wrote the lyrics of the album Rock'N'Rose. In 1979, Poses came out, including the hit "Manureva". Serge Gainsbourg only wrote 3 songs on the album. After Amour Année Zéro in 1981, Alain & Serge's collaboration ended.

    Chamfort comes into his own
    In 1983, Alain released Secrets Glacés & produced Lio's second album. In 1986, he released his album Tendres Fièvres, written with lyricist Jacques Duvall. Between 1987 & 1989, he composed & produced 3 songs for the duet À Caus' Des Garcons.

    Chamfort reaches maturity
    In 1990, Trouble got new sounds & in 1993, he released Neuf, including the hit "L'Ennemi Dans La Glace". In 1995, Alain participated to les Francofolies de La Rochelle & recorded "Vu Du Ciel" & in 1997, Personne N'Est Parfait was his last album for Epic/Sony.

    With pleasure
    In 2003, Alain signed to Delabel France (distributed by EMI/Virgin France) & released Le Plaisir, but he has been fired by his label the following year. In 2005, he received a Victoire De La Musique for "Les Beaux Yeux De Laure" video & performed at Paris' Jardins Du Luxembourg, followed by a live album.

    Going independent
    In 2006, he celebrated 40 years of career at Paris' Olympia. In 2007, he released the compilation of all his albums & on March 20, 2007, French Culture Minister Renaud Donnedieu De Vabres decorated Alain "Chevalier De La Légion D'Honneur".

    Une Vie Saint-Laurent
    In February 2010, Alain released Une Vie Saint-Laurent, written with lyricist Pierre-Dominique Burgaud, based on the biography of fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent. The album has been autoproduced. The following year, he signed to Mercury France/Universal. On April 19, 2012, French Culture Minister Frédéric Mitterrand decorated Alain "Officier De L'Ordre National Du Mérite".

    Writing and production credits
    As Alain Legovic
    Claude François Si Douce À Mon Souvenir (Philips)
    Claude François Il Fait Beau, Il Fait Bon (Philips)

    As Alain Chamfort
    Lio Suite Sixtine (Attic Records Canada)
    Lio Amour Toujours (Ariola Germany)
    Jane Birkin Baby Alone In Babylone (Philips)
    Ana Belén Geminis (CBS Discos Inc.)
    Paloma San Basilio La Fiesta Terminó (CBS Discos Inc.)
    Lio Pop Model (Polydor/PolyGram)
    À Caus' Des Garçons À Caus' Des Garçons, Faire Les Voyous & Pas Envie D'Expliquer (WEA/Warner)
    Jane Birkin À La Légère (Mercury)
    Jane Birkin Rendez-Vous (Capitol France)
    Véronique Sanson Longue Distance (WEA/Warner)
    Vanessa Paradis Divinidylle (Barclay)
    Yelle Pop-Up (Source)
    Coralie Clément Toystore (Discograph)
    Dani Le Paris De Dani (Disc Az France)
    Line Renaud Rue Washington (Warner Music France)

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