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Jacques Higelin
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Jacques Higelin in 2013
Background information
Birth name Jacques Joseph Victor Higelin
Born (1940-10-18)18 October 1940
Brou-sur-Chantereine, France
Died 6 April 2018(2018-04-06) (aged 77)
Paris, France
Genres French pop
Chanson
Occupation(s) French singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar, piano, banjo, accordion, harmonica, melodica, harspichord
Years active 1969–2018

Jacques Joseph Victor Higelin (18 October 1940 – 6 April 2018) was a French pop singer. He was born in Brou-sur-Chantereine, Seine-et-Marne.

Career

He became famous in the early 1970s. Early in his career, many of Higelin's songs were blacklisted from French radio because of his controversial left wing political beliefs, and his association with socialist groups.

He began attracting popular attention through his live concerts, typically held in smaller venues, and released his first solo album, in 1971.

Death

Higelin died on 6 April 2018 in Paris of colorectal cancer at the age of 77.

Albums

  • 1971 – Jacques "Crabouif" Higelin
  • 1976 – Irradié
  • 1976 – Alertez les bébés !
  • 1978 – No Man's Land
  • 1979 – Champagne pour tout le monde, and Caviar pour les autres... (also released as a double album under the title Champagne et Caviar, currently the standard edition)
  • 1980 - La Bande du Rex
  • 1982 – Higelin 82
  • 1985 – (double album)
  • 1988 – Tombé du ciel
  • 1991 – Illicite
  • 1994 – Aux héros de la voltige
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