Alain Souchon was born on May 27, 1944 in Casablanca, but grows
in Paris where his/her father is an English professor and his
mother writer. Shy person and melancholic person, it does not
include/understand large thing at the school and misses its
vat three times. His/her mother sends it to follow her studies
to England, registers too late it does not have a place in the
college which was to accomodate it. Alain decides despite everything
to remain in London and saw odd jobs. During these 18 months,
it discovers Stones and Beatles, a whole culture, which gives
him desire for being put at the guitar and the composition.
Of return in France,
than ever impassioned more by the music, he writes his first
songs and occurs in small Parisiens cabarets. The beginnings
are difficult and to earn its living Alain works in the building
as carpenter or painter. In 1968, it meets Francoise who becomes
his wife and with which it will have two wire, the first carrying
the first name of his Pierre father.
In 1971 it signs a contract at Pathé Marconi and records
some titles which do not meet that some successes of regard.
Alain is satisfied with his songs but knows that the music poses
problem to him. When its house of disc proposes to him to take
as arranger a young unknown like him, it is the catch. Laurent
Voulzy and Alain will not be left any more. From their meeting
is born a first tube: "I am Ten Years old", which
is also the title of the album which leaves in 1974. Its career
is launched and it will become one of the large French singers.
In 1980, it meets Claude Berri, who gives him a role in "I
Love You". It turns in seven films, whose "Fatal Summer"
with Isabelle Adjani, then decides to stop the cinema "not
being made for that" does not say he.
Engaged artist, Souchon forms part of the Sol adventure In If
and takes part in the "Dumbs".
In 1993 the album "It leaves is Déjà Ca"
which contains celebrates it "Sentimental Crowd" titrates
which becomes an essential tube of the repertory of the singer,
to see French song. Sold to more than one million specimens,
this album is worth two Victories of the Music to him, those
of the Best Song of the year and the Best Male Artist.
"To the Short-nap cloth of the Daisies" leaves into
99 and Souchon sets out again in round for more than one year.
This round will leave a dvd and an album live, "I want
the live one", which appear in December 2002 to make have
patience its public until 2005 and the exit of "the Life
Theodore (Carterline)" his last album studio dedicated
to Francoise Sagan and to Theodore Carterline who assure us
that Alain Souchon, sympathetic nerves, modest and discrete
and one of the large artists of the French culture.