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Gilbert Montagné during the Saint-Vincent Tournante banquet held at Chateau du Clos Vougeot (2011)
Gilbert Montagné (born 28 December 1951 in Paris) is a French musician from the Ménilmontant neighborhood in Paris and Bourbonnais, a pianist, organist, and a singer. He is a decorated Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters. Blind since birth, he is best remembered for his international hit "The Fool", which was a number 1 single across Europe in 1971. In France he is still a popular albums and concert artist, having toured with the likes of Johnny Hallyday.