Gall, France

SINGER (FRANCE)
BORN 9 Oct 1947, Paris - DIED 7 Jan 2018, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine: American Hospital
REAL NAME Gall, Isabelle Geneviève Marie Anne
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 29)

France Gall was the daughter of the lyricist Robert Gall, who wrote for Édith Piaf and Charles Aznavour. Her mother Cécile Berthier was a singer. Her first single "Ne sois pas si bête" was first played on the radio on her sixteenth birthday. It was an immediate succes. Her second single "N'écoute pas les idoles" was written by Serge Gainsbourg and was number one in France in 1964.

She represented Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1965 with "Poupée de cire, poupée de son", written by Gainsbourg. Allthough her lover, the singer Claude François, shouted at her that she had sung out of tune she won and she recorded the song in several languages.

Between 1966 and 1972 she frequently recorded in Germany, often with Werner Müller. Many of her songs in the German language reached the charts. In 1974 Michel Berger started writing for her. they married in 1976 and afterwards she only sang his songs. In 1979 she appeared in his succesful musical "Starmania". During the 1980s she joined several humanitarian projects. In 1992 she recorded "Double Jeu", an album with duets with her husband. they announced concerts in Paris, but Berger suddenly died in August of a heart attack. She performed the new songs alone at Bercy in September.

In 1993 she was succesfully treated for breast cancer. In 1966 her album "France" was released. In 2001 the documentary "France Gall par France Gall" was released. She died of cancer in 2018.

Family
• Husband: Berger, Michel (1976-1992, Paris)

Related persons
• cooperated with Gainsbourg, Serge

Images

The grave of Michel Berger and France Gall at the Cimetière Montmartre, Paris.
Picture by Androom (20 Feb 2016)

 

The grave of Michel Berger and France Gall at the Cimetière Montmartre, Paris.
Picture by Androom (20 Feb 2016)

 

Sources
France Gall - Wikipedia


Gallmeyer, Josephine

Published: 29 Jun 2018
Last update: 29 Jun 2018