Michel Bernholc

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Michel Bernholc
Birth name Michel Bernholc
Also known as Burundi Steiphenson Black
Mike Steiphenson
Born 1941[1]
Origin France[1]
Died June 5, 2002
Labels Barclay Records[2]

Michel Bernholc (1941–2002) was a French composer, arranger and producer.[1] Using the pseudonym Mike Steiphenson, he wrote and produced the 1971 hit "Burundi Black", which made #31 on the UK Singles Chart.[2]

He also wrote the Victoire Scott song La Licorne D’or, which was covered by the Swedish symphonic metal band Therion on their fifteenth full-length musical album Les Fleurs du Mal.[3]

On 5 June 2002, Bernholc committed suicide.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Michel Bernholc". Discogs. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "BURUNDI STEIPHENSON BLACK". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Les Fleurs Du Mal (CD, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 

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