Christophe

    October 13, 1945 April 16, 2020 • 74 y.o. (78)

    Full Name Daniel Bevilacqua
    Place of Birth Juvisy-sur-Orge, Essonne, France
    Place of Death Brest, Finistère, France
    Citizenship France
    Career 1970 — 2020
    Genres Music, Drama, Short
    Zodiac sign libra

    Facts

    Born in a suburb of Paris, Bevilacqua was rebellious at school and started leading a pop group when in his mid-teens. His first single, "Reviens Sophie" in 1963, was unsuccessful, but after changing his name to Christophe, his second single, "Aline", in 1965, rose to the top of the French pop music charts.

    He continued to have success in France through the 1960s and early 1970s. His hits include the songs "Marionettes", "J'ai entendu la mer", "Excusez-moi Monsieur le Professeur", and "Oh!... Mon Amour" which he sang in French and Italian. After a small break, he returned in 1971, with Francis Dreyfus launching the Motors record label (Disques Motors) and becoming the producer of Christophe records. The result was the 1973 album Les Paradis perdus. In 1974, he recorded "Les mots bleus", with lyrics by Jean-Michel Jarre.

    In 1978, he came back with "Le Beau Bizarre". In 1983, Christophe released another single, "Succès fou", followed by "Clichés d'amour" in 1984 in which he sang 1940s and 1950s classics such as "Arrivederci Roma" and "Dernier baiser", a French version of the Mexican classic "Besame mucho". In 1985, he wrote "Ne raccroche pas" a song which is believed to be about the Princess Stephanie of Monaco. The following year, he wrote the song "Boule de flipper" for Corynne Charby.

    In 1996, after a break, he returned with his album Bevilacqua. In 2001, he released another album Comm' si la terre penchait. In February 2002, Christophe performed, in Clermont-Ferrand, his first live concert in more than two decades, followed by two appearances at the Olympia in March 2002.

    Christophe's 1970s song "Les mots bleus" was covered by Thierry Amiel in 2003. In 2011, Christophe took part in a tribute album for Alain Bashung two years after the latter's death. He sang "Alcaline", a song written by Bashung in 1989 for his album Novice.

    In 2016, Christophe collaborated with Jean-Michel Jarre on the album "Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise" with the song "Walking The Mile".

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                                Composer — 15

                                2021
                                1
                                2021

                                Comedy, Drama, 2 hr 13 min
                                France, Germany, Italy • Bruno Dumont

                                  2019
                                  2
                                  Jeanne, 2019

                                  Drama, History, War, 2 hr 17 min
                                  France • Bruno Dumont

                                    2015
                                    3
                                    Par accident, 2015

                                    Drama, 1 hr 23 min
                                    France • Camille Fontaine

                                      2014
                                      4
                                      Fils de, 2014

                                      Documentary, Comedy, 1 hr 10 min
                                      France • Hervé Pierre-Gustave

                                        5
                                        Arrête ou je continue, 2014

                                        Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 42 min
                                        France • Sophie Fillières

                                          2013
                                          6
                                          2013

                                          Short, Music, Mystery, 23 min
                                          France • Ilan Klipper

                                            7
                                            2013

                                            Comedy, 1 hr 34 min
                                            France • Louis Skorecki

                                              8
                                              2013

                                              44 min
                                              France • Isabelle Prim

                                                2009
                                                9
                                                2009

                                                Thriller, 1 hour
                                                France • Emmanuelle Bercot...

                                                  2005
                                                  10
                                                  Les mots bleus, 2005

                                                  Romance, Drama, 1 hr 54 min
                                                  France • Alain Corneau

                                                    2002
                                                    11
                                                    2002

                                                    Music, 2 hr 53 min
                                                    France • Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster...

                                                      1999
                                                      12
                                                      1999

                                                      Short, 7 min (in credits: Christophe Bevilacqua)
                                                      France • Sophie Lellouche

                                                        1990
                                                        13
                                                        Le dénommé (Oublie que tu es un homme), 1990

                                                        Crime, Drama, 1 hr 45 min (in credits: Christophe Bevilacqua)
                                                        France • Jean-Claude Dague

                                                          1975
                                                          14
                                                          1975 — (original music by)

                                                          Crime, 1 hr 10 min
                                                          France, Italy, United States • Terence Young

                                                            1970
                                                            15
                                                            La route de Salina, 1970

                                                            Drama, 1 hr 36 min
                                                            France, Italy • Georges Lautner

                                                              Actor — 11

                                                              1
                                                              l'Ange

                                                              Romance
                                                              France • Dominique Abel

                                                                2020
                                                                2
                                                                2020

                                                                Short, Music
                                                                France • Jean-Baptiste Pouilloux

                                                                  2019
                                                                  3
                                                                  Jeanne, 2019 — Guillaume Evrard

                                                                  Drama, History, War, 2 hr 17 min
                                                                  France • Bruno Dumont

                                                                    2013
                                                                    4
                                                                    2013 — Daniel

                                                                    Short, Music, Mystery, 23 min
                                                                    France • Ilan Klipper

                                                                      5
                                                                      2013 — Le maire de Noère

                                                                      Short, Comedy, 36 min (in credits: Christophe Bevilacqua)
                                                                      France, Belgium • Yann Le Quellec

                                                                        6
                                                                        2013 — Alice Toklas

                                                                        44 min
                                                                        France • Isabelle Prim

                                                                          2011
                                                                          7
                                                                          2011 — Le sauveur

                                                                          Short, Drama, 40 min
                                                                          Spain, France • Dominique Abel

                                                                            2009
                                                                            8
                                                                            2009 — ... — Un client de la maison d'hôtes d'Emma et Fabien

                                                                            Comedy, 21 min
                                                                            France • Francis Duquet...

                                                                              2006
                                                                              9
                                                                              Quand j’étais chanteur, 2006 — Christophe

                                                                              Drama, Music, Romance, 1 hr 52 min
                                                                              France • Xavier Giannoli

                                                                                1981
                                                                                10
                                                                                1981

                                                                                Comedy
                                                                                France • Gérard Jourd'hui

                                                                                  1976
                                                                                  11
                                                                                  1976 — Le père d'Emilie

                                                                                  Musical, Fantasy, 56 min
                                                                                  France • Marion Sarraut

                                                                                    Writer — 1

                                                                                    2021
                                                                                    1
                                                                                    2021

                                                                                    Animation, Short, 4 min
                                                                                    United States • Wes Anderson

                                                                                      Other — 80

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