Jacques Dutronc

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About Jacques Dutronc

Emerging out of the Parisian rock scene of the early 1960s, Jacques Dutronc found success writing songs for Françoise Hardy before putting his own stamp on French rock & roll in the latter part of the decade. With his provocative lyrics and rebellious spirit, Dutronc rose to stardom with hits like "Et moi, et moi, et moi," "Les play boys," and 1968's "Il est cinq heures, Paris s'éveille," a French pop classic. He spent the bulk of the '70s pursuing a successful career as an actor, then returned to album-making with 1980's Guerre et pets. A César Award for his 1991 portrayal of Vincent Van Gogh marked a peak in Dutronc's acting career, and he also made a pair of strong musical comebacks, first with 1995's Brèves rencontres, and later with 2003's acclaimed Madame l'existence. In 2022, he toured with his son, Thomas Dutronc, which led to the collaborative Dutronc & Dutronc.

Paris, France
April 28, 1943
French Pop
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