Éric Charden

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Éric Charden
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Background information
Birth name Jacques Puissant
Born (1942-10-15)15 October 1942
Haïphong, Viêt Nam
Died 29 April 2012(2012-04-29) (aged 69)
Years active 1963–2012
Labels Decca, London
Website ericcharden.com

Éric Charden (born Jacques Puissant; 15 October 1942 – 29 April 2012) was a French singer and songwriter, most famous for his collaboration with Annie Gautrat alias Stone with whom he formed Stone et Charden.[1][2]

Éric Charden was born in Haïphong, Vietnam, during World War II. He is from a French father and a Tibetan mother.[3]

He alongside Annie Gautrat were both decorated with the honorable Legion of Honour (in French Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur) on 1 January 2012 just months before his death.


  1. ^ Auteur: jva (2009-04-30). "Chansonnier Eric Charden overleden - De Standaard". Standaard.be. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  2. ^ "Mort du chanteur Eric Charden". Lemonde.fr. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  3. ^ "Franse charmezanger Eric Charden overleden". De Redactie.be (from the VRT). Retrieved 2012-04-29.