Claude François, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Claude François

French pop singer, songwriter and dancer

Date of Birth: 01-Feb-1939

Place of Birth: Ismaïlia, Ismailia Governorate, Egypt

Date of Death: 11-Mar-1978

Profession: photographer, actor, composer, singer, singer-songwriter, songwriter, music executive, dancer

Nationality: Egypt, France

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Claude François

  • Claude Antoine Marie François (French: [klod ?~twan ma?i f??~swa]; 1 February 1939 – 11 March 1978), also known by the nickname Cloclo, was a French pop singer, composer, songwriter, music producer, drummer and dancer.
  • François co-wrote the lyrics of "Comme d'habitude" (composed by Jacques Revaux and himself), the original version of "My Way" and composed the music of "Parce que je t'aime mon enfant", the original version of "My Boy".
  • Among his most famous songs are "Le Téléphone Pleure", "Le lundi au soleil", "Magnolias for Ever", "Alexandrie Alexandra" and "Cette année là". François sold some 70 million records during his career (and after his death) and was about to embark for the United States when he was accidentally electrocuted in March 1978 at age 39.
  • Former French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing is quoted as saying Claude François was, to him, "the French equivalent of The Beatles, meaning the great talent of a generation".

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