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Christophe, (born Daniel Bevilacqua, 13 October 1945 – 16 April 2020) was a French singer-songwriter best known for his composition "Aline" (1965). His composition "Sunny Road to Salina" (1970) was featured in Kill Bill Vol. 2. (2004).

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Career

Christophe became famous in the early 1960s with his first hit being "Aline", in 1965. His hits include the song "Oh!... Mon Amour" which he sang in French and Italian. After a small break, he returned in 1971, with Francis Dreyfus launching the Motors record label (Disques Motors) and becoming the producer of Christophe records. The result was the 1973 "Les Paradis perdus". In 1974, he recorded "Les mots bleus" (lyrics by Jean-Michel Jarre).

In 1978, he came back with "Le Beau Bizarre". In 1983, Christophe released another single, "Succès fou", followed by "Clichés d'amour" in 1984 in which he sang 1940s and 1950s classics such as "Arrivederci Roma" and "Dernier baiser", a French version of the Mexican classic "Besame mucho". In 1985, he wrote "Ne raccroche pas" a song which is believed to be about the Princess Stephanie of Monaco. The following year, he wrote the song "Boule de flipper" for Corynne Charby.

In 1996, after a break, he returned with his album "Bevilacqua". In 2001, he released another album Comm' si la terre penchait. In February 2002, Christophe performed, in Clermont-Ferrand, his first live concert in more than two decades, followed by two appearances at the Olympia in March 2002.

Christophe's 1970s song "Les mots bleus" was covered by Thierry Amiel in 2003. In 2011, Christophe took part in a tribute album for Alain Bashung two years after the latter's death. He sang "Alcaline", a song written by Bashung in 1989 for his album Novice.

Personal life

In 1971, Christophe married his girlfriend Véronique and fathered his daughter Lucie.

He died after being in critical condition due to COPD on April 16, 2020.

Discography

Studio albums

  • Christophe (1965, Disc'AZ)
  • Sur la route de Salina (1970, Motors)
  • Christophe (1972, Motors)
  • Les paradis perdus (1973, Motors)
  • Les mots bleus (1974, Motors)
  • Samouraï (1976, Motors)
  • La Dolce Vita (1977, Motors)
  • Le Beau Bizarre (1978, Motors)
  • Pas vu, pas pris (1980, Motors)
  • Clichés d'amour (1983, Motors)
  • Bevilacqua (1996, Epic)
  • Comm'si la terre penchait (2001, Mercury)
  • Aimer ce que nous sommes (2008, Az)
  • Paradis retrouvé (2013, Motors)
  • Les Vestiges du chaos (2016, Universal)

Live albums

  • Olympia (1975, Motors)
  • Olympia 2002 (2002, Mercury)
  • Intime (2014, Motors) (either single CD or triple CD as deluxe ed.)

Compilations

  • Mon Univers (1996, Motors) 1965-1988
  • Best Of (2002, Dreyfus) 1965-1988
  • Best Of (2006, Dreyfus) 1965-1988

Soundtracks

  • La route de Salina (Motors)

Singles

  • 1964: Reviens Sophie / Cette fureur de vivre / Ça n'fait rien / Se dire adieu
  • 1965: Aline Aline / Je l'ai retrouvée / Je ne t'aime plus / La fille aux yeux bleus
  • 1965: Les Marionnettes / Je suis parti / Tu n'es plus comme avant / Noël
  • 1966: Je chante pour un ami / Cette vie là / La danse a trois temps / J'ai remarché
  • 1966: Excusez-moi monsieur le professeur / La camargue / Pour un oui / Christina
  • 1966: J'ai entendu la mer / Cette musique / Le spectacle / Tu es folle
  • 1966: À ceux qu'on aime / Avec des mots d'amour / Maman / Les amoureux qui passent
  • 1967: Je sais que c'est l'été / Le coup de fouet / Les espagnols / La petite gamine
  • 1968: Amour interdit / Passons une nuit blanche / Confession / Si tu veux, je peux
with Motors label
  • 1970: The Girl From Salina / Sunny Road To Salina
  • 1971: La petite fille du 3e / Mere, tu es la seule
  • 1971: Mal / Épouvantail
  • 1971: Mes passagères / Fait chaud ce soir
  • 1972: Oh mon amour / Goodbye, je reviendrai
  • 1972: Main dans la main / Nue comme la mer
  • 1973: La vie c'est une histoire d'amour / Les jours où rien ne va
  • 1973: Belle / Rock monsieur
  • 1973: Les paradis perdus / Mama
  • 1973: Mickey / Emporte-moi
  • 1973: L'amour toujours l'amour / La bête
  • 1974: Señorita / Le temps de vivre
  • 1974: Les mots bleus / Le dernier des Bevilacqua
  • 1975: Petite fille du soleil / Le petit gars
  • 1976: Merci John d'être venu / Paumé
  • 1976: Une autre vie / Paumé
  • 1976: Daisy / Macadam
  • 1977: La Dolce Vita / La mélodie
  • 1978: Un peu menteur / Ce mec-lou
  • 1979: Aline / Je ne t'aime plus
  • 1980: L'Italie / Question ambiance
  • 1980: Agitation / Les tabourets du bar
  • 1983: Succès Fou / Cœur défiguré
  • 1983: Mon amie la jalousie / Souvenir de Laura
  • 1983: Dernier baiser / La nuit bleue'
  • 1984: J'l'ai pas touchée / Voix sans issue
  • 1985: Ne raccroche pas / Méchamment rock'n'roll
  • 1988: Chiqué chiqué / Un tour d'Harley avec Lucy
  • 1988: Chiqué chiqué (long version) / Besame mucho / Ne raccroche pas (long version)

Filmography

  • 1998: Autour de Vega, documentary by Hugues Peyret - as himself with Alan Vega
  • 2006: Quand j'étais chanteur by Xavier Giannoli - as himself with Gérard Depardieu
  • 2011: Preciosa short film by Dominique Abel - as Christophe
  • 2013: Déjeuner chez Gertrude Stein, short by Isabelle Prim
  • 2014: Juke-Box9 short by Ilan Klipper - as Daniel Berton
  • 2014: Le Quepa sur la vilni! film by Yann Le Quellec - as mayor of Noère




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