Michel Sardou was born in Paris on January 26, 1947. Wire of
the actors Fernand and Jacky Sardou Michel has the occasion
to haunt as of its youth the corridors of the Parisian varieties
and to follow his/her parents in round. After "painful"
studies, Michel starts to take courses of theatre and meets
Michel Fugain with whom it writes some of his first songs. The
evening, it sings in various cabarets. It signs a hearing at
Barclay, obtains a contract and records its first 45 turns in
is pointed out in 1967 with "the Yankees", his fourth
45 turns, unconditional defense of the United States, at one
time when the movement of protest against the war of Vietnam
did not cease developing. The title is interdict of diffusion
to the radio Frenchwoman.
Seventy represents a turning in its life: birth of its first
child, Sandrine, and meets with Vline Buggy, parolière
of Hugues Aufray and Claude François. The tubes are connected
("the popular Balls", "And to die of pleasure",
"I live in France") because the public discovers in
him a reassuring image of true popular, and committed singer.
He found his way, which he never gave up, as testify "France
to it" (1976), "I am for" (1976), manifest song
for the death penalty, "the Time of the colonies"
(1977), "Verdun" (1979). Michel Sardou is made the
cantor of the silent majority, hatreds, of the resentments,
but, paradoxically, it supported the action of the Restaurants
of the cœur and recognized the merits of the socialist
government of François Mitterrand. Its interviews published
in the press did nothing but reinforce its image of anti-intellectual,
anti-homosexual and spokesman of the "silent majority!".
Sardou is an artist particularly appreciated for his scenic
services (in February 99, it receives the Victoire of the Music
for the 573.900 spectators come to applaud it Paris and in province),
whose repertory is not reduced to songs with scandal: he created
some large successes, like the Lakes of Connemara (1981). Its
durable success is also due to the fact that it secured collaboration
of type-setters like Jacques Revaux and lyric writers such as
Pierre, Pierre Billon. Without agreeing inevitably with the
positions protested by Michel Sardou, the public recognizes
in him a singer who takes part with courage in the debates of
company, for proof, it is classified second preferred personality
of French in 2004. After four years of silence Michel returns
in 2004 with a new album "Of the Pleasure", perfect
alchemy of very fine wordss and splendid musics. In 2006, Michel
Sardou returns with "Except Format" a strong album
to the texts which should still once allure the fans.