Beau Dommage

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Beau Dommage
Origin Montreal, Quebec
Genres Rock
Folk rock
Years active 1974–1978, 1994–1995
(Reunions : 1984, 1992, 2005, 2009)
Labels Capitol, Audiogram
Associated acts Paul Piché
Past members Pierre Bertrand
Marie Michèle Desrosiers
Réal Desrosiers
Michel Hinton
Pierre Huet
Robert Léger
Michel Rivard

Beau Dommage is a Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec, who achieved popular success in Quebec and France in the 1970s.[1] The group's style included rich vocal harmonies and elements borrowed from folk and country music.

History[edit]

Beau Dommage started in 1972 as an offshoot of the creative association "La Quenouille Bleue". Pierre Huet, Robert Léger and Michel Rivard were soon joined by Pierre Bertrand. The next year Réal Desrosiers and Marie Michèle Desrosiers, unrelated despite their identical last name, joined the band.

The group's first album, Beau Dommage, was released in 1974 and broke sales records at the time. The next year, Où est passée la noce? reached Platinum (as awarded by the CRIA before May 1, 2008, 100,000 units) on its first day of sales.[2] The group met with considerable success on its yearly tours of Europe between 1975 and 1978, and also performed on numerous occasions in Quebec and the rest of Canada.

The group disbanded in 1978 and reunited in 1984 to perform twice[3] and produce a live album. They reunited one last time in 1994 to produce a second self-titled album Beau Dommage and tour Quebec in 1995. They showed up during the 2005 Francofolies in Montreal when many artists decided to honour them. On 19 July 2013, Canada Post issued a 63c undenominated permanent first class commemorative postage stamp depicting the seven members of Beau Dommage. It is sold in booklets of 10, or as part of a souvenir sheet of four showing Canadian Rock Bands Beau Dommage, Rush, the Guess Who, and the Tragically Hip.

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • 1995 Rideau
    • "Échappé belle"
    • "J'ai oublié le jour"
    • "Tout va bien"
    • "Tous les palmiers"
    • "Quand Rose va chez son fils"
    • "Harmonie du soir à Châteauguay"
    • "Heureusement qu'il y a la nuit"
    • "Sur la véranda"
    • "Le retour du flâneur"
    • "Tout simplement jaloux"
    • "Le picbois"
    • "23 décembre"
    • "Montréal"
    • "Ginette"
    • "À toutes les fois"
    • "La complainte du phoque en Alaska"
    • "Le blues d'la métropole"
    • "Bozo"
    • "La mort de l'ours"
  • 1994 Beau Dommage
    • "La nouvelle saison"
    • "Le retour du flâneur"
    • "Tout simplement jaloux"
    • "Quand Rose va chez son fils"
    • "Échappé belle"
    • "Du milieu du pont Jacques-Cartier"
    • "Rive-Sud"
    • "Grande cheminée"
    • "J'aimais l'hiver"
    • "Sur la véranda"
    • "Marcher tout seul la nuit sur une route de campagne"
  • 1992 Beau Dommage au Forum
  • 1991 L'intégrale (boxed set)
  • 1988 Plus de 60 minutes avec... Beau Dommage
    • "Le picbois"
    • "Tous les palmiers"
    • "Chinatown"
    • "La complainte du phoque en Alaska"
    • "Harmonie du soir à Châteauguay"
    • "Le géant Beaupré"
    • "Ginette"
    • "23 décembre"
    • "Le blues d'la métropole"
    • "J'ai oublié le jour"
    • "Motel « Mon Repos »"
    • "Amène pas ta gang"
    • "Tout va bien"
    • "Rouler la nuit"
    • "Le cœur endormi"
    • "Le passager de l'heure de pointe"
    • "C'est samedi soir"
    • "Gisèle en automne"
  • 1977 Passagers
    • "Rouler la nuit"
    • "Le vent du fleuve"
    • "Histoire de Jean"
    • "Le cœur endormi"
    • "Le passager de l'heure de pointe"
    • "Hockey"
    • "Le vent d'la ville"
    • "Lettre d'amour"
    • "Le voyageur"
  • 1976 Un Autre Jour Arrive en Ville
    • "Tout va bien"
    • "Contre lui"
    • "Cinéma"
    • "Ça fait longtemps"
    • "Le cœur sur la corde raide"
    • "Seize en soixante-seize"
    • "Marie-Chantale"
    • "Berceuse pour moi toute seule"
    • "C'est samedi soir"
    • "Un autre jour arrive en ville"
  • 1975 Où est passée la noce?
  • 1974 Beau Dommage

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beau Dommage". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Beau Dommage in The Canadian Encyclopedia
  3. ^ John Griffin, "The last waltz of Beau Dommage:Quebec supergroup plays Forum in two final concerts", The Montreal Gazette, October 25, 1984

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