Label: Disques Flèche - FL-7000 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Canada • Genre: Pop • Style: Chanson
Inthe job took the family to the city of Port Tewfik now Suez Port. Claude had an older sister, Josette bornwho wrote her memoirs in On his own, the boy learned to play the drums. As a result of the Suez Crisisthe family returned to live in MonacoThe family's expulsion from Egypt was traumatic.
Claude found a job as a bank clerk and at night earned extra money playing drums with an orchestra at the luxury hotels along the French Riviera. With a good singing voice, he was offered a chance to sing at a hotel in the fashionable Mediterranean resort town George Harrison - All Those Years Ago Juan-les-Pins. While working in a club inhe met Janet Woollacott ; they wed in Claude's father turned his back on his son when he became a musician in Monte Carlo in At the time, American rock and roll was taking hold in France and he took a job as part of a singing group to make a living.
With the goal of eventually making it as a solo act, he paid the cost to record a 45rpm. Trying to capitalise on the American dance craze " The Twist ", he Quelquefois (Avec Martine) - Claude François - Claude François a song titled "Nabout Twist" that proved a resounding failure. On 5 April he headlined at the Paris Olympiaa sign that he had arrived. For the first time, they brought up the idea of setting up a show with female dancers . Inhe began a relationship with a year-old Eurovision -winning singer, France Gallwhich lasted until Inhe and Jacques Revaux wrote and composed a song in French called " Comme d'habitude " "As Usual"which became a hit in Francophone countries.
Canadian singing star Paul Anka reworked it for the English-speaking public into the now legendary hit most famously sung by Frank Sinatra as " My Way ". Looking for new talent, he came across a singing family of two sisters and their cousins.
He produced a couple of albums for them before his death, and the ladies went on to sing for some of the major stars in European music. He worked non-stop, touring across Europe, Africa and at major venues in Quebec in Canada. However, inhis workload caught up with him when he collapsed on stage from exhaustion. After a brief period off, he returned to the recording studios, releasing several best-selling hits throughout the early s.
He expanded from owning his own record company to acquiring a celebrity magazine and a Quelquefois (Avec Martine) - Claude François - Claude François agency. Although driven to achieve financial success, in he organised a concert to raise funds for a charity for handicapped children, and the following year he participated in a Paris concert to raise funds for medical research.
In March he was finally divorced from Janet Woollacott, who had left him in This failed marriage was one of the three big traumas that affected his whole life. The relationship with France Gall ended in July Their relationship lasted from to and produced two sons, Claude Jr.
He hid the existence of his second son for five years because he thought that being a father of two would destroy his boyish image as "a free man and seducer". By he was single again, dating several well-known European stars.
Jones-Mann —78 were his most important relationships of this period. He also had an affair with his dresser Sylvie Mathurin from — He continued to perform while overseeing his numerous business interests. Inwhile in London, he narrowly escaped death when an And Remember To Be.
- Paul McCartney - Off The Ground bomb exploded in the lobby of the Hilton hotel and two years later a fan tried to shoot him while he drove his car. Inmore than 15 years after his first hit record, he was still topping the musical charts with multi-million sales from hits such as "Alexandrie Alexandra" which was released on the day of his burial and performing to large audiences.
On 16 Januaryhe performed, for the first time for a French singer, a gala at the Royal Albert Hall in London to an audience of While taking a shower, he noticed that the light fixture was not straight on the wall; he tried to straighten it or change the lightbulb and was electrocuted. A biographical film called Cloclo My Way internationally was released in March to coincide with the anniversary of his death. He has been posthumously accused of pedophilia  .
Fabienne, her mother, was 13 when she got pregnant . Others have Quelquefois (Avec Martine) - Claude François - Claude François recently come forward as well .
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