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Michel Delpech

Jean-Michel Delpech (26 January 1946 – 2 January 2016), known as Michel Delpech, was a French singer-songwriter and actor.

In 1963, he had his debut release hit "Anatole" on Disques Vogue. In 1964, Delpech met Roland Vincent, and a long singing songwriting partnership ensued  with Delpech being signed to Festival French record label.

In 1965, he took part in the music comedy Copains Clopant that had a six-month run and made him very popular, particularly through his interpretation of "Chez Laurette". He was the opening act for Jacques Brel's goodbye concert at the Paris Olympia. In 1967, he collaborated with Johnny Stark. In 1968, he won the "Grand Prix du Disque" award for "Il y a des jours où on ferait mieux de rester au lit".

Then he left Vogue to sign with Barclay Records. At the peak of his success, he recorded "Wight Is Wight" in tribute to the Isle of Wight Festival, a famous rock festival on the Isle of Wight that became his best known song. It sold over one million copies in Europe, and was awarded gold disc status.

'Pour Un Flirt' was a second smash hit. It charted in the French-speaking countries around the globe as well in the Netherlands, and a version in German brought him charts success in West Germany, Austria and Switzerland. An English translation, Flirt, made the Top 20 in the UK.

The early 1970s brought separation from Johnny Stark for two years, and the end of the long collaboration with Roland Vincent, his first-ever writer. He had some new releases but with limited success. In the 1980s, he enjoyed a comeback and released the album Loin d'ici.

 A compilation album followed in 1989. He continued releasing albums and making concerts. In December 2006, he released an album of duets Michel Delpech and that topped the French Albums Chart for one week (week of 21–27 January 2007). He also engaged on a French tour.
#1 - May 23, 2017, 10:49:40 AM
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Pour un flirt avec toi

For a flirt is a musical single from the French singer Michel Delpech released in 1971. The title is written and composed by Michel Delpech and Roland Vincent . The title enters the charts on May 22, 1971 and is ranked number 1 for 4 weeks from July 24 1 .
#2 - May 23, 2017, 10:53:15 AM


Wight is Wight - Michel Delpech

Wight Is Wight is a song by Michel Delpech released in 1969, the song evokes the Isle of Wight Festival that took place on the island from 1968 to 1970. In France it had a remarkable success and had reached the first position of the hit parade, even in Italy had touched the summit and had reached the second position He sold over a million copies and was awarded the gold record. In the song, influenced by hippie culture, the author mentions Bob Dylan and Donovan in tribute sign.
#3 - August 10, 2018, 11:49:30 AM
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