Alain Chamfort

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Alain Chamfort
Alain Chamfort at the "Festival Fnac Indétendances" in Paris, 22 July 2006
Alain Chamfort at the "Festival Fnac Indétendances" in Paris, 22 July 2006
Background information
Birth nameAlain Joseph Yves Le Govic
Born (1949-03-02) 2 March 1949 (age 72)
Paris, France
  • Singer
  • composer
  • actor
Years active1966–present

Alain Chamfort (born Alain Joseph Yves Le Govic; 2 March 1949) is a French singer of Breton origin.

He was a promising pianist in his youth, and the piano became his instrument of choice. His first band, "The Dreamers" had minor success as a repertory jazz outfit, and was followed by a typically sixties rock music group "Murator".

He met famed writer and producer, Jacques Dutronc, who proposed to help Chamfort with future works for television and film, and it is with Dutronc that Chamfort's career expanded. After being discovered by Dutronc, it was with Claude François and ultimately Serge Gainsbourg that he made a number of albums, including his first album recorded as Alain Chamfort: Poses [fr]. A single from the album, "Manureva [fr]" remains one of the most famous songs to date by Chamfort, whose subject is the yacht Manureva which disappeared with her skipper Alain Colas, in 1978.

Alain Chamfort composed for the cinema; he worked with Jean-Pierre Mocky and with Arnaud Sélignac. As an actor, he appeared in the short Men/Toys/Girl in 2001.[1] In 2004, he became a member of the board of directors of SACEM.


Studio albums[edit]

  • Je Pense A Elle, Elle Pense A Moi (1973, Flèche)
  • Un coin de vie, Madonna Madonna (1974, Flèche)
  • Mariage A L'Essai (1976, CBS)
  • Rock'n Rose (1977, CBS)
  • Poses (1979, CBS)
  • Amour, Année Zéro (1981, CBS)
  • Secrets Glacés (1983, CBS)
  • Tendres Fièvres (1986, CBS)
  • Trouble (1990, CBS)
  • Neuf (1993, Epic)
  • Personne N'Est Parfait (1997, Epic)
  • Le Plaisir (2003, Delabel)
  • Une vie Saint Laurent (2010, Tessland)
  • Elles & Lui (2012, Mercury)
  • Alain Chamfort (2015, PIAS)
  • Le désordre des choses (2018, PIAS)

Live albums[edit]

  • Double Vie (1988, CBS)
  • Impromptu Dans Les Jardins Du Luxembourg (2005, XIII Bis)


  • Ce N'est Que Moi (2000, Epic) 1977–2000
  • Le Chemin Est Le Bonheur 1976–2006 (2006, XIII Bis) 1976–2005
  • Le meilleur d'Alain Chamfort (versions revisitées) (2016, Pias)


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Une femme pour moi Guillaume Telefilm
2001 Men/Toys/Girl The player Short
2008 Écrire pour un chanteur A man TV series
2013 Games of Clouds & Rain Simon
2015 Les Châteaux de sable Éléonore's father


  1. ^ "Men/Toys/Girl". Retrieved 27 March 2012 – via YouTube. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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