Robert Charlebois

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Robert Charlebois
Robert Charlebois - Montreal 2012-06-13 - 132a.JPG
Robert Charlebois in Montreal, 2012
Background information
Born (1944-06-25) 25 June 1944 (age 72)
Montreal, Quebec
Occupation(s) author, composer, musician,actor

Robert Charlebois, OC, OQ (born June 25, 1944) is a Francophone Canadian author, composer, musician, performer and actor. He is an important figure in French music.

Charlebois was born in Montreal, Quebec. Among his best known songs are Lindberg and Je reviendrai à Montréal. His lyrics, often written in joual, are funny, relying upon plays on words. He won the Sopot International Song Festival in 1970.

In 1970 he sang with Italian singer Patty Pravo the Italian song La solitudine. In the same year, he performed at the Festival Express train tour in Canada, but did not appear on the documentary film.

He co-starred with Terence Hill, Miou-Miou and Patrick McGoohan in the western Un genio, due compari, un pollo (A Genius, Two Partners and a Dupe, 1975) as Steamengine Bill. Thirty-eight years later, Charlebois had a cameo as Jean-Seb Bigstone, the French-Canadian Broadway producer, in the 2012 Gad Elmaleh/Sophie Marceau film Happiness Never Comes Alone.

The Quebec-based microbrewery Unibroue was owned, in part, by Charlebois until it was purchased by Sleeman Breweries in 2004 which in turn was bought by Japanese beer brewing giant Sapporo in 2006.

Honours[edit]

Music in films[edit]

Brief album discography[edit]

Charlebois at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
  • 1965 - Volume 1
  • 1966 - Volume 2
  • 1967 - Demain l'hiver...
  • 1968 - Robert Charlebois avec Louise Forestier
  • 1969 - Québec Love
  • 1971 - Un gars ben ordinaire
  • 1971 - Le Mont Athos
  • 1972 - Fu Man Chu
  • 1973 - Solidaritude
  • 1974 - Je rêve à Rio
  • 1976 - Longue Distance
  • 1977 - Swing Charlebois Swing
  • 1979 - Solide
  • 1981 - Heureux en amour?
  • 1983 - J't'aime comme un fou
  • 1985 - Super Position
  • 1988 - Dense
  • 1992 - Immensément
  • 1996 - Le Chanteur masqué
  • 2001 - Doux Sauvage
  • 2010 - Tout est bien

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robert Charlebois - biography". Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.gg.ca/honours/search-recherche/honours-desc.asp?lang=e&TypeID=orc&id=4595
  3. ^ Canada Post Stamp Details, July to September 2009, Volume XVIII, No. 3, p. 6
  4. ^ http://archives.concordia.ca/charlebois Concordia University Records Management and Archives

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