About Michel Sardou
Michel Sardou is a legendary and often controversial French singer, songwriter, and actor who has scored 14 No. 1 albums in France and has sold more than 90 million records worldwide.
∙ The son of entertainers, Sardou got his big break in 1965 with an audition for Barclay Records, which released the 18-year-old’s debut single, “Le madras.”
∙ He had his first major hit with 1967’s folky “Les Ricains,” which created controversy (and was denounced by French president Charles de Gaulle) due to its pro-US military sentiments.
∙ La maladie d’amour, his 1973 LP that featured the hit ballad of the same name, was his first album to top the French charts.
∙ His hugely popular 1976 release, La vieille, added to his reputation for controversy, marrying mainstream pop to such topics as corporal punishment and colonialism.
∙ Sardou is the winner of four Victoires de la Musique awards, including Male Artist of the Year in 1991.
BORNJanuary 26, 1947