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29/04/2012 Éric Charden is dead
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|Éric Charden is dead|
|29-04-2012 11:01 | 0 comment(s)|
| The 70's star, who performed with Stone in the tour "Âge Tendre", died of cancer today (April 29). He was 69. The news has been confirmed this morning.|
"Éric Charden died this morning. He had struggled, with much courage, against the illness that finally struck him. He left behind Stone, his long-time partner & a last album, Made In France. He was very proud of it" That's how press announced the death of the singer, who was 69 years old.
Saying his name, we remember his career in duet with Stone, but there were also "Albator" & "L'Été S'ra Chaud". Éric Charden has had cancer for 3 years & followed chemiotherapy treatments. Some time ago, he said that "the illness showed (him) that they have few friends".
Born in 1942 in Vietnam, he was the son of a French father & a Tibetan mother. After having graduated, the young man gave up studying & started writing songs. His debut album J'Ai La Tête Pleine De Provence came out in 1963. His album was very different from ye-ye singers. He released the follow-up Amour Limite Zéro in 1965.
Listen to Éric Charden's "Le Monde Est Gris, Le Monde Est Bleu" here.
In 1966, the artist was a member of the jury for Miss Beatnik & met a young woman, Annie Gautrat. She released 7" under the name Stone, with French adaptations of Beatles' songs. The same year, they got married. Johnny Hallyday & Sylvie Vartan asked Éric to compose songs for them, but his most enchanting collaboration was with Jacques Monty. Together, they wrote "Le Monde Est Gris, Le Monde Est Bleu". After having moved to Québec, Canada, he got another hit, "Montréal".
In 1971, Éric started a duet with his wife. The song "L'Avventura" hit the N°1 place of the French hit-parade. The follow-ups have been "Laisse Aller La Musique" & "Le Prix Des Allumettes" in 1972. From 1971 to 1975, they became the French image of a happy couple. He released another solo album, Quatorze Ans, Les Gauloises, in 1974.
Watch the video for "L'Avventura" (1971) here.
At the end of the 70's, he turned to disco, just like Claude François. Remember "L'Été S'ra Chaud" in 1979. But he also performed themes from Japanese cartoons, "Albator" & "San Ku Kai". In 2007, the duet performed in the tour "Âge Tendre Et Tête De Bois".
Listen to "L'Été S'ra Chaud" (1979) here.
This year, the duet released a new album Made In France. They covered many famous duets, from "Paroles, Paroles" to "Dieu Fumeur De Havanes". This is Charden's final recording.
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