Berger, Michel

SINGER, SONGWRITER (FRANCE)
BORN 28 Nov 1947, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine - DIED 2 Aug 1992, Ramatuelle, Var
REAL NAME Hamburger, Michel Jean
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 29)

Michel Berger was the son of the surgeon Professor Jean Hamburger (1909-1992) and the Swiss pianist Anne Haas (1912-2002). His song "Salut les copains" made him known to the French public during the 1960s. In 1974 he started writing songs for France Gall and he married her in 1976. He wrote his musical "Starmania" in 1978 and France Gall was in it. His next two musical projects failed commercially.

He wrote the scores for several films and wrote songs for Françoise Hardy and Johnny Halliday. In 1992 he released an album of duets with France Gall. A few months later he died completely of a heart attack after a tennis match. He was buried at the Montmartre Cemetery. His daughter Pauline died in 1997 aged 19 and was buried there as well. France Gall joined him in the grave in 2018.

Family
• Wife: Gall, France (1976-1992, Paris)

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
Ici Paris, Hachette Filipacchi Presse, Levallois-Peret
Montmartre Cimetière, Paris
Michel Berger - Wikipedia


Berghaus, Ruth

Published: 29 Jun 2018
Last update: 29 Jun 2018