Sacha Distel

Singer and Guitarist
Born Jan 29, 1933

Sacha Distel was a French singer and guitarist who had hits with a cover version of the Academy Award-winning "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" (originally recorded by B. J. Thomas), "Scoubidou", and "The Good Life". He was born in Paris.

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1933 Birth Born on January 29, 1933.


1948 15 Years Old In 1948, Ventura invited Distel to listen to Dizzy Gillespie perform with his orchestra, along with Bruno Coquatrix, Paul Misraki and André Hornez. … Read More


1958 25 Years Old Distel was involved with actress Brigitte Bardot in 1958, having invited her to his birthday party in St Tropez.
1959 26 Years Old 1 More Event
The relationship ended in 1959, it being reported that Distel had allegedly refused Bardot's proposal of marriage.


1963 30 Years Old He married championship Olympic skier Francine Bréaud in 1963. … Read More
1970 37 Years Old …  His only British hit single came in 1970 with a cover of "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head", the Oscar-winning Burt Bacharach/Hal David song from the Western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; Distel's version reached No.10 in the UK. (The original recording by B. J. Thomas, a million-seller in the US, had been only a minor British chart entry.)
1971 38 Years Old He was the subject of This Is Your Life in December 1971 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at London's Talk of the Town.


1976 43 Years Old Sacha Distel was invited to Iran for the Shah's birthday in 1976 and performed for a private members-only audience at a private club and casino, Varian Hotel, in the mountains of Iran near the Karaj Dam. … Read More
1980 47 Years Old In August 1980, in honour of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Distel performed at Buckingham Palace to mark her 80th birthday. … Read More


2000 67 Years Old In 2000, Distel had a part as lawyer Billy Flynn in the London production of Chicago.
2001 68 Years Old In 2001 Distel had a cameo appearance in an episode of comedy Absolutely Fabulous that was filmed in Paris.
2004 72 Years Old Sacha Distel died on 22 July 2004, aged 71, after a long illness, in Rayol-Canadel, southeast France. … Read More
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