Jacques Higelin

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Jacques Higelin
Jacques Higelin 2013.jpg
Jacques Higelin in 2013
Background information
Birth nameJacques Joseph Victor Higelin
Born(1940-10-18)18 October 1940
Brou-sur-Chantereine, France
Died6 April 2018(2018-04-06) (aged 77)
Paris, France
GenresFrench pop
Chanson
OccupationsFrench singer-songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, piano, banjo, accordion, harmonica, melodica, harspichord
Years active1969–2018
Websitejacqueshigelin.fr

Jacques Joseph Victor Higelin (18 October 1940 – 6 April 2018) was a French pop singer. He was born in in Brou-sur-Chantereine, Seine-et-Marne.

Career[change | change source]

He became famous in the early 1970s. Early in his career, many of Higelin's songs were blacklisted from French radio because of his controversial left wing political beliefs, and his association with socialist groups.

He began attracting popular attention through his live concerts, typically held in smaller venues, and released his first solo album, in 1971.

Death[change | change source]

Higelin died on 6 April 2018 in Paris of colorectal cancer at the age of 77.[1]

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