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    Joe Dassin

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    Genre:Rock, Pop
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    3,280 2.8/5
    Oh! Champs-Élysées (Deutsch) lyrics
    6,489 5.0/5
    Et L'Amour S'En Va (Gran Premio) lyrics
    9,433 5.0/5
    À Toi... lyrics
    4The Last Thing On My Mind lyrics
    5Un Peu De Paradis lyrics
    6Viens Voir Le Loup lyrics
    7Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound lyrics
    8Je La Connais Si Bien lyrics
    9Dédé Le Kid lyrics
    10L'Ombre D'Un Amour lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1L'Amérique [1970]
    2Le Chemin De Papa [1969]
    3Ses Plus Grands Succès (Avec Les Chœurs De L'armée Rouge)
    4Eternel ...25eme Anniversaire
    5Les Plus Grandes Chansons Nostalgie
    6Elle Était Oh ! [1971]
    7À New York [1966]
    8Les Deux Mondes De Joe Dassin [1967]
    9Das Sind Zwei Linke Schuh' [1972]
    10Ich Hab' Mich Verliebt [1972]


    Joe Dassin (real name Joseph Ira Dassin) was an American-born French singer & songwriter, born on November 5, 1938 in New York City, New York & dead on August 20, 1980 in Papeete, Tahiti. His father Jules Dassin was a film director & his mother Béatrice Launer was a violinist. His 2 sisters were Richelle & Julie. After a trip to California, his family moved to France, in Savigny-sur-Orge, Paris & Grenoble. At 18, Joe got his baccalauréat.
    He went to the States to study ethnology & worked as a chauffeur & a bartender. Back to France in 1963, he signed to CBS & released his first single "Je Change Un Peu De Vent" in 1965. His first hit "Bip Bip" came out the following year. The athletic & seducing man performed covers of American songs & hits followed : "Les Dalton", "Guantanamera", "Cécilia", "L'Amérique", "Excuse Me Lady"... Joe performed at Paris' Olympia in 1969 & married Maryse.
    As popular as Claude François & Dalida, Joe remained "politically correct". In 1970, his song "Les Champs-Élysées" confirmed his success in France & in 1972, he bought a house in Tahiti. After another Olympia in 1974, Joe released his most beautiful single in 1975, "L'Été Indien" : the song was an adaptation of Toto Cutugno's Italian song, written by Pierre Delanoë. This romantic 70's ballad with spoken lyrics has been very used in media.
    In 1975, Joe divorced Maryse & on January 14, 1978, he married Christine Delvaux. In September 1978, their first son Jonathan was born. Despite a sportsman look, Joe had a fragile health & got a heart attack after Paris' Olympia in 1979. In March 1980, his second son Julien was born. In 1980, Joe died of a heart attack in a restaurant in Tahiti, at 41 years old. His discography, between romantic ballads & folk songs, has been loved by millions of fans.

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       Zakaria says:
      Like 002-12-2007 20:42
      Breathtaking song, Dassin is awesome in all genres, whatever the governing theme of the song, whether it's joy, sadness, melancholy... everything.. he's king.. this is among the best of his songs, the most artistic I've heard yet... ultimately.
       Zakaria says:
      Like 025-03-2007 18:04
      De nos jours, plus de tubes pareils, plus de chanteurs pareils, tous ne valent que peu... la monnaie les guide et la pub aussi!
      Joe, Enrico, Charles... et la France reste au-dessus.
      Superbe chanson, comme les autres de Dassin d'ailleurs...
       Zakaria says:
      Like 024-03-2007 19:03
      Great song, Joe Dassin is a legend, truly amazing artist and songs...
       Pure_Pisces says:
      Like 027-09-2004 17:14
      love this song
       shortymoral says:
      Like 013-05-2004 04:10
      Merci Madame Hiestand.