Alain devoted himself more and more to writing the poems and text messages which he loved whilst at boarding school. Being a daydreamer, his mother decided to send him to a French college in The united kingdom. Following problems with his registration he did not start but wound up staying in London where he worked in a pub. This time in London helped him to emerge from himself. On returning to England, he took up playing the guitar and composed several songs. It became a passion. He lived in a lift whilst going for auditions but they located nothing. He listened to all the great English and American performers of the period with admiration which also influenced him.
In 1969 he met his future wife, Françoise and they were married in 1970. The same year his son Pierre came to be. He continued to sing out in cabarets and bars of the Rive Gauche, the literary and intelligent one fourth of Paris, france. He made very little money but his wife encourage him to persevere. Finally in 1971, he landed his first contract with the Pathe-Marconi label but he still did not find success.
1973 marked the end of the young singer’s hard work. He made the associate of Bob Socquet, the artistic director of RCA who was very interested in the repertoire of the disillusioned Alain Souchon. Bob Socquet had just written “L’amour 1930” for a romantic Italian language singer but he encouraged Alain to sing out this song at the Rose D’Or of Antibes tournament. It was his first success.
Alain then met Laurent Voulzy, an adolescent musician born in 1948 and brought up on Anglo Saxon music whoever career had not yet flourished. The partnership between these two performers immediately shot to popularity. Their individuality associated each other and their work improved very quickly. Alain was the stronger at the lyrics whilst Voulzy provided the music. They cut their first album in 1974 called “J’ai 10 ans” which emphasised the elegant style of Souchon and the modernity of Voulzy. After years on the cabaret scene, Alain Souchon is finally realised for his talent and in 1975 cuts a second album called “Bidon” which is Voulzy wrote all the music. This became an enormous success. By 1977 he previously continued success with the album “Jamais content”. The song “Allo maman bobo” headers his style of male brittleness how the singer asserts. Another song “Poulailler’s Song” evokes racist humour. Regardless that Souchon is an incorrigible dreamer, he liked to tackle certain problems.
The writing together of Souchon and Voulzy also had divided benefits for Laurent Voulzy who in 1977, obtained success with “Rockcollection” in collaboration with Souchon. The two men singled out themselves in Brittany for several weeks at a time to write new pictures. They worked well together and in 1978 Alain Souchon presented another album “Toto 30 ans”. This album is dark than usual but the public still warms to it. The singles “Le Bagdad de Lann Bihoue” and “Papa Mambo” are huge success. This compact disk also marks the first step of Alain Souchon towards the movie theatre as the 토토사이트 film director Francois Truffaut commissions him to write the title song of his film “L’Amour en fuite”.
In 1978, Alain’s second son Charles, came to be. A few months later, in Economy is shown 1980, Alain is invited to sing out at l’Olympia which is indeed a succeed. In December he returned for nine nights where Laraunt Voulzy joined him once to sing out two new songs together.
In 1980, the album “Rame” was released on which Alain Souchon’s old friend Michel Jonasz sang with him on the title song “Jonasz”. Since 1974, the two artists had been writing regularly together and shared the same vision. This year also sees his first forage into an acting career in “Je Vous Aime”. With Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu and Serge Gainsbourg, Alain Souchon plays a fragile and melancholic person. His acting is so much appreciated that Jean-Paul Rappeneau then asked him to star in the film “Tout feu tout flame” with Isabelle Adjani and Yves Montand. This film is a success but it is in the 1983 film “L’Ete Meurtrier” where he plays a character fatally in love alongside Isabelle Adjani that brings him real fame.
During his time in film, he previously stopped writing but in 1983 returned to vocal with the album “On avance” which was a little not the same as his others, having his friends co-write several songs. “On s’avère être si beau” with Michel Jonasz, “Les papas des bébés” with Louis Chedid and “Casablanca” with David McNeil. Only the very beautiful “Saute en l’air” was co-written with Voulzy. From the the twentieth September he played at l’Olympia and then went on tour around the country.
At the end of 1984, the Souchon and Voulzy singled out themselves between Brittany and St . Tropez to write the album “C’est comme vous voulez” which came out in 1985. In between times, Alain Souchon left the label RCA and went to Virgin. At 40 yoa, Souchon’s music became less morose as is testified by the title “J’veux de cuir”. But tenderness always been primarily in his are was welcomed in the song “La Ballade de Jim”.
In May 1986, after playing in the Palais des Sports at Paris, france, he went on tour with the singer Veronique Sanson from 11th December to 11th November. The two performers create a duet called “Chacun friday tour” which was a success not only in England, but in Belgium and Europe as well. In 1987, in the film “Comedie” by Jacque Doillon, he plays a companion of Britta Birkin. Alain Souchon made regular visits back to movie theatre but the role in “Comedie”, even though less known, is one of his most coming in contact with.
At the end of 1988, Souchon and Voulzy again exiled themselves, this time to Monaco. The work resulted in the album “Ultra Moderne solitude” presented in 1989. Alain Souchon based his new songs on the prestigious scene of the Theatre des Champ-Elysees. Amongst them was the song “La Beauté de Ava Gardner” which was voted best title of the year by the Victoire de la Musique. In September 1989, Souchon gave a recital at the Casino de Paris, france that resulted in the live Album “Nickel” released in 1990. After touring, a film or two and some rest, Alain Souchon returned to the musical scene in 1993 regarding his new more political album, “C’est deja ca”. This album, which is focused by the sound of the guitar, was an enormous success. The song “Le Fils” was co-written regarding his son, Pierre who sings in a group called Cherche Midi along with Julien Voulzy. In April 1993, he takes part in a live show to increase money for children suffering from AIDS.
At the beginning of 1994, the second on top of the album “L’Amour a la Machine” was a big success. A little later, during February, he is presented with the award for Best Song of the Year and Best Male Artist at the Victoires de la Musique, after which he sold regarding green million copies of his album. He returned to play at L’Olympia from the 17th May to 11th August. From April he fills the four thousand seats of the Zenith for three early evenings. At the end of this success, a live album is released at the end of April 1995. At this time, regarding green million pictures had already been sold. In the end, 200, 000 vistors located see him sing out on his last tour.
In February 1995 on the the twentieth loved-one’s birthday of the Victoires de la Musique, Alain Souchon received the award for best “Chanson Originale” for his song “Foule Sentimentale” from 1993. In 1996, he obtained the award “le Prix Vincent Scotto” given by the SACEM (Societe des Auteurs Compositeurs) for his song “Sous les Jupes des Filles”. In 1995, Alain Souchon and Laurent Voulzy sang with their respective sons, Pierre and Julien on the album “Sol en Si”, started in 1993. Then in 1997 prior to going on tour, Alain Souchon returned to the Casino de Paris, france with “Sol en Si”, alongside the singer Zazie.
Carving out popular songs, Souchon made yet another album with Voulzy in December 1999 called “Aux ras de paquerettes”. These songs were a little more pessimistic than usual, the music a little more nostalgic. On the occasion of a new CD, Alain Souchon’s son Charles, set up an online site. Very lively and funny, this site holds surprises such as the sale of his american platinum eagle compact disk received for his last album. An admirer put a bid in for 8, 700francs and Souchon donated the money to help injured birds following the shipwreck of the oiltanker Erika.
The tour of 2000/2001 contained one hundred and forty dates. Finishing at the end of 2001, he began again in Economy is shown with an traditional acoustic formula with only 3 musicians. Third , success, in 03 he gave 6 shows in the Casino de Paris, france which are a sell out.
On the 18th April 2002, Alain Souchon began his tour “Tout simplement” at the Palais du Sports in Paris, france interrupted by the Festivity du Printemps de Bourges and then continuing through the Fall finding yourself with a triumphal finish in Paris, france in December. 2005
More and more people of the younger generation are following Alain Souchon’s example. This 60 year old is still making music and in September of this year went back in the studio room to record a compact disk called “The Compete Theodore” on which his son Pierre co-wrote three of the tracks. He is also considering another tour at first of 2006.