Christophe (singer)

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Christophe
Background information
Birth name Daniel Bevilacqua
Origin France Juvisy-sur-Orge, France
Genres Pop music
Occupations Singer
Songwriter
Years active since 1963

Christophe is a French singer and songwriter. He was born Daniel Bevilacqua on 13 October 1945 in the Parisian suburb Juvisy-sur-Orge, to Italian parents.

Career[edit]

Christophe's first hit was Aline, in 1965. He is famous for his eternal song "Oh!... Mon Amour" that he sang in French and Italian.

From a young age, he was fascinated by the "American way of life".

Christophe vanished from the French music scene towards the end of the '60s. In 1971, he married his girlfriend Véronique and fathered his daughter Lucie.

In 1971, Françis Dreyfus launched the Motors label (Disques Motors) and become the productor of Christophe records. He came back in 1973 with "Les Paradis perdus" ("Lost Paradises"). In 1975, he recorded "Les Mots bleus" ("The Blue Words"), that was covered by Thierry Amiel in 2003.

In 1978, he came back with "Le Beau Bizarre" ("The Beautiful Freak"). In 1983, Christophe released yet another hit single "Succès fou" (Crazy Success) selling over 60,000 records. In 1984, Christophe released "Clichés d'amour" in which he sang memorable 40's and 50's classics such as "Arrivederci Roma" and "Dernier baiser" a French version of the Mexican classic "Besame mucho" written by Consuelito Velazquez. In 1985, he wrote "Ne raccroche pas" ("Don't Hang Up!") a song which he hinted at Princess Stephanie of Monaco. The following year, he wrote the song "Boule de flipper" for Corynne Charby.

In 1988, he released "Chiqué chiqué". In 1996, he had a major comeback with his album "Bevilacqua". In 2001, he released another hot album "Comm' si la terre penchait" (As if the earth was Leaning). In February 2002, Christophe performed, in Clermont Ferrand, his first live concert in 27 years, followed by two appearances at the Olympia in March 2002.

Personal life[edit]

In the 1970s, Christophe was plagued with alcoholism and drug abuse that took a toll on his life suffering from a nervous breakdown and depression.

He is married to Veronique.

Discography[edit]

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