Diane Dufresne, is a French Canadian singer and painter, is known for singing a large repertoire of popular Quebec songs. Dufresne was born in Montreal, Canada, she lived in Paris from 1965 to 1967 where she studied voice with Jean Lumière and dramatic art with Françoise Rosay. While there, she performed in noted boîtes à chansons such as l'Écluse, l'Échelle de Jacob, le Caveau de la Bolée. On her return to Montreal, she began a collaboration with composer François Cousineau, lyricist Luc Plamondon. 1987 — Félix Award, best pop show: Top Secret 2001 — Governor General's Performing Arts Award, Canada's highest honour in the performing arts 2002 — made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec 2006 — Félix Hommage for her lifetime achievements 2008 — Legion of Honour by France 2015 — Appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada 1969 — L'initiation 1972 — Tiens-toé ben, j'arrive 1973 — À part de d'ça, j'me sens ben 1974 — 12 succès pop 1975 — Sur la même longueur d'ondes 1975 — Mon premier show 1977 — Maman, si tu m'voyais... tu s'rais fière de ta fille!
1978 — Olympia'78, volume 1et 2 1978 — Starmania 1979 — Starmania, le spectacle 1979 — Striptease 1982 — Turbulences 1984 — Dioxine de carbone et son rayon rose 1984 — Magie rose 1985 — Chanteurs sans frontières 1986 — Follement vôtre 1987 — Top secret 1988 — Master série en 2 volumes 1991 — Sans dessous dessus 1993 — Détournement majeur 1997 — Diane Dufresne 2000 — Merci 2002 — Merci 2005 — Diane Dufresne chante Kurt Weill, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin 2007 — Effusions, accompanied by Alain Lefèvre 2018 — Meilleur Après 1987 — Top Secret 2002 — En liberté conditionnelle 2004 — Symphonie de Kurt Weill 2006 — Plurielle en Quatre Tableaux List of Quebec musicians Music of Quebec Culture of Quebec Official website The Canadian Encyclopedia: Diane Dufresne Genealogy: Diane Dufresne
Neuilly-sur-Seine is a French commune just west of Paris, in the department of Hauts-de-Seine. A suburb of Paris, Neuilly is adjacent to the city and directly extends it; the area is composed of wealthy, select residential neighbourhoods, many corporate headquarters are located there. It is most expensive suburb of Paris, it is often recognised as one of the safest and most child-friendly Parisian suburbs. Neuilly was a small hamlet under the jurisdiction of Villiers, a larger settlement mentioned in medieval sources as early as 832 and now absorbed by the commune of Levallois-Perret, it was not until 1222 that the little settlement of Neuilly, established on the banks of the Seine, was mentioned for the first time in a charter of the Abbey of Saint-Denis: the name was recorded in Medieval Latin as Portus de Lulliaco, meaning "Port of Lulliacum". In 1224 another charter of Saint-Denis recorded the name as Lugniacum. In a sales contract dated 1266, the name was recorded as Luingni. In 1316, however, in a ruling of the parlement of Paris, the name was recorded as Nully, a different name from those recorded before.
In a document dated 1376 the name was again recorded as Nulliacum. In the following centuries the name recorded alternated between Luny and Nully, it is only after 1648 that the name was set as Nully; the name spelt Neuilly after the French Academy standard of pronunciation of the ill as a y. Various explanations and etymologies have been proposed to explain these discrepancies in the names of Neuilly recorded over the centuries; the original name of Neuilly may have been Lulliacum or Lugniacum, that it was only corrupted into Nulliacum / Nully. Some interpret Lulliacum or Lugniacum as meaning "estate of Lullius" a Gallo-Roman landowner; this interpretation is based on the many placenames of France made up of the names of Gallo-Roman landowners and suffixed with the traditional placename suffix "-acum". However, other researchers object that it is unlikely that Neuilly owes its name to a Gallo-Roman patronym, because during the Roman occupation of Gaul the area of Neuilly was inside the large Forest of Rouvray, of which the Bois de Boulogne is all that remains today, was not a settlement.
These researchers contend that it is only after the fall of the Roman Empire and the Germanic invasions that the area of Neuilly was deforested and settled. Thus, they think that the name Lulliacum or Lugniacum comes from the ancient Germanic word lund meaning "forest", akin to Old Norse lundr meaning "grove", to which the placename suffix "-acum" was added; the Old Norse word lundr has indeed left many placenames across Europe, such as the city of Lund in Sweden, the Forest of the Londe in Normandy, or the many English placenames containing "lound", "lownde", or "lund" in their name, or ending in "-land". However, this interesting theory fails to explain why the "d" of lund is missing in Lulliacum or Lugniacum. Concerning the discrepancy in names over the centuries, the most probable explanation is that the original name Lulliacum or Lugniacum was corrupted into Nulliacum / Nully by inversion of the consonants under the influence of an old Celtic word meaning "swampy land, boggy land", found in the name of many French places anciently covered with water, such as Noue, Noë, Nohant, etc.
Or the consonants were inverted under the influence of the many settlements of France called Neuilly. Until the French Revolution, the settlement was referred to as Port-Neuilly, but at the creation of French communes in 1790 the "Port" was dropped and the newly born commune was named Neuilly. On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighbouring communes. On that occasion, a part of the territory of Neuilly-sur-Seine was annexed by the city of Paris, forms now the neighbourhood of Ternes, in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. On 11 January 1867, part of the territory of Neuilly-sur-Seine was detached and merged with a part of the territory of Clichy to create the commune of Levallois-Perret. On 2 May 1897, the commune name became Neuilly-sur-Seine, in order to distinguish it from the many communes of France called Neuilly. However, most people continue to refer to Neuilly-sur-Seine as "Neuilly". During the 1900 Summer Olympics, it hosted the basque pelota events; the American Hospital of Paris was founded in 1906.
In 1919, the Treaty of Neuilly was signed with Bulgaria in Neuilly-sur-Seine to conclude its role in World War I. In 1929, the Bois de Boulogne, hitherto divided between the communes of Neuilly-sur-Seine and Boulogne-Billancourt, was annexed in its entirety by the city of Paris, it was the site of an important royal residence during the July Monarchy. Neuilly-sur-Seine is served by three stations on Paris Métro Line 1: Porte Maillot, Les Sablons and Pont de Neuilly. RATP Bus service includes the lines 43, 73, 82, 93, 157, 158, 163, 164, 174 Night Bus lines include N11 and N24. Located near France's main business district La Défense, Neuilly-sur-Seine hosts several corporate headquarters: Bureau Veritas, Marathon Media, JCDecaux, Thales Group, M6 Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers France, Parfums Christian Dior, Orangina France, Grant Thornton International France. Public schools in Neuilly: Eight écoles maternelles: Achille Peretti, Dulud, Gorce-Franklin, Miche
"Message personnel" is a song by Françoise Hardy from her 1973 album Message personnel. It was released as a single. Françoise Hardy: Title of the song and words of the spoken part. Michel Berger: Lyrics and music of the sung part; the recording was produced by Michel Berger. 7" single Warner Bros. 16 331 1. "Message personnel" 2. "Première rencontre" The song has been covered by France Gall, Isabelle Huppert, Willeke Alberti, Lara Fabian, Julie Pietri, Véronique Sanson, Barbara Carlotti & Dominique A. Françoise Hardy recorded an English version, titled "Message personnel"
Sir Timothy Miles Bindon Rice is an English author and lyricist. He is best known for his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber, with whom he wrote Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, he worked with Elton John on Disney's The Lion King, the musical Aida, DreamWorks Animation's The Road to El Dorado and Ennio Morricone. One of the most celebrated lyricists in British popular culture, Rice was knighted by Elizabeth II for services to music in 1994, he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is an inductee into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, is a Disney Legend recipient, is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters and Authors. The 2016 Sunday Times Rich List values Rice at £150m, he is one of fifteen artists to have won an EGOT award, winning an Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award. Rice was born at Shardeloes, an historic English country house near Amersham, England, requisitioned as a maternity hospital during the Second World War, his father, Hugh Gordon Rice, served with the Eighth Army and reached the rank of major during the Second World War, while his mother, Joan Odette, served in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force as a photographic interpreter.
After the war, they worked for the de Havilland Aircraft Company. Rice was educated at three independent schools: Aldwickbury School in Hertfordshire, St Albans School and Lancing College, he left Lancing with GCE A-Levels in History and French and started work as an articled clerk for a law firm in London, having decided not to apply for a university place. He attended the Sorbonne in Paris for a year. After studying for a year in Paris at the Sorbonne, Rice joined EMI Records as a management trainee in 1966; when EMI producer Norrie Paramor left to set up his own organization in 1968, Rice joined him as an assistant producer, working with, among others, Cliff Richard. Rice has collaborated with Andrew Lloyd Webber, with whom he wrote Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and The Likes of Us. For The Walt Disney Company, Rice has collaborated individually with Alan Menken and Elton John, creating productions including Aladdin and The Lion King. In 1996, his collaboration with Lloyd Webber for the film version Evita won Rice his third Academy Award for Best Original Song with the song "You Must Love Me".
Rice has collaborated with Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of ABBA on Chess and with Rick Wakeman on the albums 1984 and Cost of Living. In 2009, he wrote the lyrics for Andrei Konchalovsky's critically panned reimagining of The Nutcracker, set to the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Rice reunited with Andrew Lloyd Webber in 2011 to pen new songs for Lloyd Webber's newest production of The Wizard of Oz which opened in March 2011 at the London Palladium. Rice has since, rejected working with Webber again, claiming their partnership has run its course, they are "no longer relevant as a team", he has been a frequent guest panellist for many years on the radio panel games Just a Minute and Trivia Test Match. Rice jokes that he is most recognised in America for his appearance in the film About a Boy; the film includes several clips from an edition of the game show Countdown on which he was the guest adjudicator. His other interests include cricket and maths, he wrote the foreword to the book Why Do Buses Come In Threes by Rob Eastaway and Jeremy Wyndham, featured prominently in Tony Hawks's One Hit Wonderland, where he co-wrote the song which gave Hawks a top twenty hit in Albania.
On 2 December 2010 he addressed the eighth Bradman Oration in Adelaide. In October 2011, November and December 2016 and January and February 2017, Rice was guest presenter for the BBC Radio 2 show Sounds of the'60s, standing in for regular presenter Brian Matthew, unwell, he released his autobiography Oh What a Circus: The Autobiography of Tim Rice in 1998, which covered his childhood and early adult life until the opening of the original London production of Evita in 1978. He is working on a sequel, covering his life and career since then, he took part in the Bush Theatre's 2011 project Sixty Six Books for which he wrote a piece based upon a book of the King James BibleRice is the current President of The London Library, the largest independent lending library in Europe. Along with his brother Jo and the radio presenters Mike Read and Paul Gambaccini, he was a co-founder of the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles and served as an editor from 1977 to 1996. In September 1981, along with Colin Webb and Michael Parkinson, launched Pavilion Books, a publishing house with a publishing focus on music and the arts.
He held it until 1997. Rice is patron of London-based drama school, Associated Studios. Rice was made a Knight Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II in 1994, was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1999, was named a Disney Legend in 2002. In 2008, Rice received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters and Authors. Rice married Jane McIntosh on 19 August 1974, the couple having met while working at Capital Radio; the marriage dissolved in t
Fabienne Thibeault is a French Canadian singer. She is known for her role in Starmania. Thibeault has released numerous albums over her career, she has been the recipient of two Félix Awards. She began her singing career at 19, placing third at the Festival international de la chanson de Granby in 1972. In 1974 she won the same competition, she went on to touring and singing with other better known Quebec artists, including Plume Latraverse and Sylvain Lelièvre. She released her first album De laine et de bois in 1976. By 1978, she had caught the attention of producer Luc Plamondon, he asked Thibeault to join the cast of Starmania, which he had written with Michel Berger, in the role of Marie-Jeanne. Thibeault toured with the show in Quebec and Europe on her own. Thibeault has been recognised with two Félix Awards; the first in 1979 as Female Performer of the Year, the second in 1981 for pop LP of the year. Success in Europe, along with marriage to French saxophone player Jean-Pierre Debarbat, led her to spend increasing amounts of time in France, where she now lives.
In July 2011, Thibeault and her husband announced. They promised, however, to continue their work together promoting rural life in the diverse regions of France where they live, the preservation of agricultural traditions, through the various associations they have created. 1976: De laine et de bois 1977: La vie d'astheure 1977: Au doux milieu de nous – Fabienne Thibeault chante Gilles Vigneault 1978: Starmania 1980: Profil Vol. 1 1980: Conversation 1981: Fabienne Thibeault – Je suis née ce matin 1981: Les plus belles chansons de Fabienne Thibeault 1982: Le blues à Fabienne 1982: Les chants aimés Vol. 1 1983: Cœur voyageur 1984: Les chants aimés Vol. 2 1985: Profil Vol. 2 1987: Chaleur humaine 1992: Les plus belles chansons – Double best-of album 1992: Sur ma voie 1996: Martin de Touraine 1998: Québécoise 2000: Partage 2002: Sélection "talents" 2004: Made in Québec 2006: Notre Terre, an 8 CD "rural opera" 1974: Plume Latraverse – Plume pou digne – "Le gros flash mauve" 1975: Sylvain Lelièvre – Petit matin – "Old Orchard" 1976: Sylvain Lelièvre – Programme doubl – "Programme double", "Chanson de Pierrot" 1976: Clan Murphy – Le cœur et la raison – "La moisson" 1979: Francis Lai – Movie soundtrack: À nous deux – "À nous deux" 1980: Je vous entends chanter – Tribute album to Gilles Vigneault 1983: Abba Cada Bra – Musical tale by Swedish group ABBA – "Délivrés", "Imagine-toi" 1983: Yves Duteil – En concert à l'Olympia – "Je voudrais faire cette chanson" 1984: Ma première chanson – musical tale – "La larme" 1985: Chanteurs sans frontières – Ethiopian relief benefit single 1985: Henri Salvador – Henri - "Moi j'prends mon temps" 1986: Richard Cocciante – L'homme qui vole – "Question de feeling" 1986: Bach et Bottine – Movie soundtrack – "Fais-moi voir", duo with Michel Rivard, "Pourquoi ne pas parler d'amour?"
1986: La fugue du petit poucet – children's musical tale – "D'accord, d'accord" 1995: Luc Plamondon Les grandes chansons – Tribute album to Luc Plamondon – "Ma mère chantait", "Question de feeling", duo with Richard Cocciante 1996: Collection Atlas - Collection of French-language songs 2003: Ils chantent Michel Berger – Tribute album to Michel Berger – "Le monde est stone" List of Quebec musicians Music of Quebec Culture of Quebec Marie-Odile Vézina et Edward Rémy, Têtes d'affiche, 1983, Éditions du Printemps. Rose-Marie Portelli, Fabienne Thibeault… Cœur voyageur, 1984, Éditions Plasma, Paris. Robert Thérien et Isabelle D’Amours, Dictionnaire de la musique populaire au Québec de 1955 à 1992, 1992, Institut québécois de recherche sur la culture, ISBN 2-89224-183-9. Fabienne Thibeault, Mincir avec Fabienne Thibeault, 1997, Éditions Michel Lafond. Marcel Brouillard, La chanson en héritage, 1999, Les Éditions Québécor. Artist's personal website
Isabelle Geneviève Marie Anne Gall, better known by her stage name France Gall, was a French yé-yé singer. In 1965, aged 17, she won the Eurovision Song Contest. Between 1973 until 1992, she collaborated with singer-songwriter Michel Berger. Gall was born in Paris on 9 October 1947, to a musical family, her father, the lyricist Robert Gall, wrote songs for Charles Aznavour. Her mother, Cécile Berthier, was a singer as well and the daughter of Paul Berthier, the co-founder of Les Petits Chanteurs à la Croix de Bois; the only daughter of her family, she had two brothers: Claude. In spring 1963, Robert Gall encouraged his daughter to record songs and send the demos to the music publisher Denis Bourgeois; that July, she auditioned for Bourgeois at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, after which Bourgeois wanted to sign her immediately. France was subsequently signed to Philips. At the time, Bourgeois was working for the label as artistic director for Serge Gainsbourg and assumed this role for Gall as well.
He encouraged her to record four tracks with the French jazz musician and composer Alain Goraguer. The first airplay of France's first single "Ne sois pas si bête", occurred on her 16th birthday, it became a hit, selling 200,000 copies. Gainsbourg, who had released several albums and written songs for singers including Michèle Arnaud and Juliette Gréco, was asked by Bourgeois to write songs for Gall. Gainsbourg's "N'écoute pas les idoles". At the same time, Gall made her live debut, she teamed up with Distel's business manager, Maurice Tézé, a lyricist, which allowed her to create an original repertoire, unlike the majority of her contemporaries who sang adaptations of Anglophone hits. Elaborate orchestrations by Alain Goraguer blended styles, permitting her to navigate between jazz, children's songs, anything in between. Examples of this mixed-genre style included "Jazz à gogo" and "Mes premières vraies vacances". Gall and Gainsbourg's association produced many popular singles, continuing through the summer of 1964 with the hit song "Laisse tomber les filles" followed by "Christiansen" by Datin-Vidalin.
Gainsbourg secretly recorded Gall's laughter to use on "Pauvre Lola", a track on his 1964 album Gainsbourg Percussions. Having resisted, Gall gave in to her managers at the end of 1964 and recorded a single intended for children; the song "Sacré Charlemagne", written by her father, set to the music of George Liferman, was a hit in 1965, peaking at number two in France and number five in Turkey. Gall was selected to represent Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest 1965. From the ten songs proposed to her, she chose Gainsbourg's "Poupée de cire, poupée de son." On 20 March 1965, Gainsbourg and Goraguer attended the finals of the song contest in Naples, where the song was "allegedly booed in rehearsals for straying so far from the sort of song heard in the Contest at this point."Although the delivery during the live show may not have been Gall's strongest performance — one critic wrote that Gall's performance was "far from perfect" — another noted that her voice was out of tune and her complexion pale, when Gall called Claude François, her lover at the time after the performance, he shouted at her, "You sang off key.
You were terrible!" — the song impressed the jury and it took the Grand Prix. Success at Eurovision ensured that Gall became more known outside Europe and she recorded "Poupée de cire, poupée de son" in French, German and Japanese. There appears to be no English version released by France Gall, although there was an English cover version by the English 1960s star Twinkle. In 1965, Gall toured France for several months with "Le Grand Cirque de France", a combination of radio show and live circus, her singles continued to chart including the Gainsbourg-penned "Attends ou va-t'en" and "Nous ne sommes pas des anges". She had a hit with the song "L'Amérique" by Eddy Marnay and Guy Magenta. Stewart Mason sums up this early period of Gall's career, culminating in the Eurovision win:lthough many dismissed Gall as a Francophone Lesley Gore, making fluffy and ultra-commercial pop hits with little substance, Gall's hits from this era stand up far better than most. Only Françoise Hardy was making records up to these standards during this era.
Though Gall's high, breathy voice was admittedly somewhat limited, she made the most of it. Dopey hits like "Sacré Charlemagne", a duet with a pair of puppets who were the stars of a children's show on French TV, have an infectious, zesty charm. S. or Great Britain at the time. After a TV film directed by Jean-Christophe Averty and dedicated to the songs of Gall was distributed in the United States in 1965, Gall was sought by Walt Disney to appear as Alice in a musical film version of Alice in Wonderland, after having made Alice into a cartoon in 1951. Although Gall had insisted she did not want to become involved in film work, this was the only project which appealed to her; the project was cancelled after Disney's death in 1966. In 1966, Gall appeared in the television film Viva Morandi, made in the same psychoanalytic
Jean-Paul Rappeneau is a French film director and screenwriter. He started out in film as an assistant and screenwriter collaborating with Louis Malle on Zazie dans le métro in 1960 and Vie privée in 1961. In 1964, he was co-screenwriter for L'Homme de Rio; the first film that he both wrote and directed was A Matter of Resistance in 1965. Although it was a great critical and popular success, he did not make another film until 1971, when he directed Les Mariés de l'an II, again starring Belmondo and Marlène Jobert. Since 1975, Rappeneau has written only for his own films, including Le Sauvage, starring Yves Montand and Tout feu, tout flamme, again with Montand, who co-starred with Isabelle Adjani. In 1990, Rappeneau directed a deluxe Technicolor film version of Cyrano de Bergerac, his adaptation of the classic French play by Edmond Rostand, starring Gérard Depardieu. Rappeneau's film version is the most elaborate film version of the play made, one of the most expensive French films produced, it is the only rendition of the play in the original French to be released widely.
The 2003 comedy Bon voyage, co-written with Patrick Modiano, again starred Depardieu, this time with Isabelle Adjani. Jean-Paul Rappeneau on IMDb