Bernard Lavilliers, from his true name Bernard Ouillon, was
born on October 7, 1946 in Saint Etienne from a working father
and a mother teacher. Fragile and sick child, his family moves
in the countryside for his good being, before returning downtown
so that Bernard enters to the college where he is not an assiduous
pupil. With adolescence, it practises boxing, follows studies
of metal turner and is sought as a singer. It is about this
period that it takes part in its first spectacles.
In 1965, tired of
its statute of workman, it leaves for Brazil and fall in love
with the tropical rates/rhythms which will mark its music thereafter.
Of return in France, it is regarded as unsubmissive people and
spends one year in fortress to Metz. In its exit, it settles
in Paris and occurs in cabarets. In 1968, it records its first
album and sings in the occupied factories. In 1972 and 1975
two other album left which meets a modest success, but in 1976,
its statute of high-speed motorboat is finally recognized when
leaves the album "the Barbarians". Bernard makes packed
room in Olympia and a great French round drains crowd massively.
Its image of adventurer and rebel allures the public which in
redemande. Between albums and rounds, Bernard Lavilliers trails
since step badly years his santiags with the four corners of
the world to bring back each time of new surprises to us, the
last in date and his album "Pilot's remark".