Louis Chedid

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Louis Chedid
Louis Chedid Cannes 2010.jpg
Background information
Birth name Louis Chedid
Born (1948-01-01) 1 January 1948 (age 67)
Ismaïlia, Egypt
Genres Chanson, Musical Theatre
Occupation(s) singer-songwriter
author
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1973 – present
Labels Atmosphériques,
Universal

Louis Chedid (born 1 January 1948, in Ismaïlia) is a French singer-songwriter of Lebanese origin.

Biography[edit]

Louis Chedid is the son of the writer Andrée Chedid and the father of Matthieu Chedid (better known as -M-).

As a child he made his first footsteps into the singing world as a member of the "Manécanterie des Petits Chanteurs à la Croix de Bois", a famous French catholic boys choir.

Chedid was a fan of the jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and decided that he would set forth into a career in the world of music as soon as he left school. After his first album "Balbutiements" (Mumblings – 1973) attracted little attention, his talent was first recognised after the release of titles like "La Belle" and "T'as beau pas être beau" released in 1977.

In 1981, "Ainsi soit-il" (Amen) rose to the top of the charts, followed four years later by "Anne ma sœur Anne" (My sister Anne) which criticised the increasing popularity of the extreme-right in France. His first, autobiographical novel – 40 Berges Blues – was published in 1992.

Chedid is also the composer of Pierre-Dominique Burgaud's "Le Soldat Rose" (The Pink Soldier, 2006), a fairytale musical whose songs have been interpreted by singers including -M-, Vanessa Paradis, Jeanne Cherhal, Francis Cabrel, Alain Souchon and Bénabar.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions
FR
[1]
BEL
(Wa)

[2]
1973 Balbutiements - -
1974 Nous sommes des clowns - -
1974 Hold Up! - -
1975 Le jeu de l'oie - -
1976 Ver de terre - -
1980 Egomane - -
1981 Ainsi Soit-il - -
1983 Panique Organisée - -
1985 Anne, ma sœur Anne - -
1987 Bizar - -
1989 Zap-Zap - -
1992 Ces mots sont pour toi - -
1994 Entre nous - -
1997 Répondez moi - -
2001 Boucbelair 58
2003 Botanique et vieilles charrues 71 21
2004 Un ange passe 41 34
2006 Le soldat rose
2010 On ne dit jamais assez aux gens qu'on aime qu'on les aime 7 18
2013 Deux fois l'infini 75 83

Promotional singles[edit]

  • "Miss Melissa" (1974)
  • "Je chante sous les transistors" (1977)
  • "La Belle" / "Chapeau de paille" (1977)
  • "T'as beau pas être beau" / "L'Amour S.M.P.M" (1978)
  • "Papillon" / "Dans la rue de Sherbrooke" (1979)

Collaborations[edit]

  • Fairytale-Musical "Émilie Jolie" (Philippe Chatel, 1979) : chanson du raton-laveur-rêveur (Song of the dreaming racoon)
  • Duo with his son Matthieu Chedid : Tel père tel fils (like father like son) – for Solidays, a French AIDS charity appeal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Louis Chediddiscography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Da Silva discography". ultratop.be/fr/. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 

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