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Jean-Paul Corbineau

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Jean-Paul Corbineau
Corbineau in 2019
Born(1948-08-26)26 August 1948
Died16 December 2022(2022-12-16) (aged 74)
NationalityFrench citizenship

Jean-Paul Corbineau (26 August 1948 – 16 December 2022) was a French singer-songwriter.[1] He was a founding member of the band Tri Yann.



Corbineau was dedicated to preserving the Breton identity and supported the merger of Loire-Atlantique into Brittany [fr].[2] In 1966, he performed in Brittany with Jean Chocun [fr] under the name "Les Classic's" and singing folk songs by the likes of Graeme Allwright and Hugues Aufray.[3]

In 1970, Jean-Louis Jossic [fr] joined Chocun and Corbineau and the group Tri Yann was formed. They called themselves "trois Jean de Nantes". Their first performance came in December 1970 with Corbineau playing the acoustic guitar, percussion, harmonica, and spoons.

Prior to becoming a professional musician, Corbineau worked as a produce grocer at hypermarket chain Record [fr] in Saint-Herblain.[4] In December 1972, when Tri Yann performed at the Olympia in an opening act for Juliette Gréco, he was still working at the store.[5]

In January 2000, the three members of Tri Yann were named Knights of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.[6]

Corbineau died of leukemia in Nantes, on 16 December 2022, at the age of 74.[7]


  • La Chanson de Lola (1984)
  • La Muraille (1984)


  1. ^ Grandet, Magali (16 December 2022). "Jean-Paul Corbineau, membre fondateur du groupe Tri Yann, est mort". Ouest-France (in French). Nantes. Retrieved 16 December 2022.
  2. ^ "Rencontre. Tri Yann et le secret de l'éternelle jeunesse". Le Télégramme (in French). 10 August 2001. Retrieved 16 December 2022.
  3. ^ Léger, Delphine (15 July 2014). "Tri Yann : 43 ans de succès made in Bretagne". La Nouvelle République du Centre-Ouest (in French). Vienne. Retrieved 16 December 2022.
  4. ^ Labarre, Isabelle; Mafart, Elisabeth (7 January 2011). "Tri Yann, les copains d'abord depuis quarante ans". Ouest-France (in French). Nantes. Retrieved 16 December 2022.
  5. ^ "Les adieux de Tri Yann : Jean-Paul Corbineau raconte ses souvenirs". Paris-Normandie (in French). 13 December 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2022.
  6. ^ "Dans les prisons de Nantes : Les Tri Yann épinglés !". Dailymotion (in French). October 2008.
  7. ^ Bloyet, Dominique (16 December 2022). "Décès de Jean-Paul Corbineau : Tri Yann perd l'un de ses trois Jean". Ouest-France (in French). Retrieved 16 December 2022.