Jacques Higelin was born on October 18, 1940 with Husk-sur-chantereine
(Seine-et-Marne). Studious pupil but hardly impassioned, it
grows in a bathed universe of music (his/her father, railwayman,
devote the greatest part of its time to play of the piano) and
devotes himself more particularly to the song. Teenager, it
occurs in cinemas during the interval, then having left the
school tests itself with the cinema or it obtains roles increasingly
In the middle of
the Sixties, Jacques Higelin divides himself between the comedy
("Bébert And the Slow train" in 1963, "By
a Beautiful Morning Of summer" in 1965, "Encircled"
in 1967, etc.) and music by accompanying amongst other things
George Moustaki. Its meeting with Brigitte Fontaine is the catch
which will push it front in the music. In 1967 the duet records
the album "15 Songs Before the Flood". Rebel and who
got excited of freedom, the events from May 68 make it possible
to Jacques to become one whooping-cough of the students and
thus to be made a name quickly. The continuation, everyone knows
it, thanks to its talent and with its eclecticism, it becomes
one of principal carries flags of the French song and at the
rate/rhythm of its albums ("Fallen from the sky" in
1988, "With the heroes of the stunt-flying" in 1994,
"Higelin Enchante Trenet" in 2005, etc.) or of its
films ("Against the Lapse of memory" in 1991, "A
Dead Death!" in 1998, etc.) Jacques Higelin becomes the
inspirer of many grass artists. In 2006, Jacques Higelin us
gratifie finally of a new album solo "Amor Doloroso"
worked with Rodolphe Burger and filled of rare pearls like "Being
re-examined And being moved" or "Here It is the hell".
A great moment of French rock'n'roll.