Philippe Russo

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Philippe Russo
Birth name Philippe Russo
Born (1961-10-04) 4 October 1961 (age 55)
Origin Paris, France
Genres Pop, Synthpop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1986–1992
Labels EMI France (1986-1989) - Flarenasch / Carrère (1990-1992)

Philippe Russo is a French singer-songwriter (born on 4 October 1961, Paris). He had a hit between 1986 and early 1987 in France with his single "Magie noire", devoted to the discothèques, which peaked at #10 on the SNEP Singles Chart.[1] Then he published several singles until 1991, but they were unsuccessful and failed to reach the chart. Therefore, Russo can be deemed as a one-hit wonder.[2] He was the guitar of Marc Lavoine during this one's last concert tour.



Year Side A / Side B Label
1986 Magie noire / Mr. Gossen - #10 in France EMI France
1987 En Pleine Lumière / La muraille de Chine
1988 Corps et Âme / Les terrasses
1989 Emmenez-moi / Miss Lester
1991 Change pas / Envies douces Flarenasch / Carrère
1992 Les garçons s'envolent / Change pas


  1. ^ "Magie noire", French Singles Chart (Retrieved 13 October 2008)
  2. ^ Elia Habib, Muz hit. tubes, p. 99 (ISBN 2-9518832-0-X)