Sacha Distel
French singer and guitarist
Sacha Distel
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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¡”Mujeres frente al Espejo”, con Consuelo Duval! - UnomásUno
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BRIGITTE vivió romances pecadores, tormentosos con Sacha Distel, Bob Zaguri, Tim Loyan y Patrick Guilles… AL CUMPLIR 26 años intento suicidarse tras un pleito con su entonces marido Jacques Charrier, padre del único hijo de Brigitte…
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Ce soir sur l'esplanade de la plage, ça va faire "boum" - L'indépendant.fr
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Pour sûr, nous fredonnerons tous ces tubes de légendes qui ont résisté au temps et aux modes, avec Sacha Distel, Daniel Balavoine, Edith Piaf, Michel Sardou ou encore Serge Gainsbourg ou Mylène Farmer, et tous les autres. A voir absolument le spectacle
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Blackthorn, la derniere chevauchee de Butch Cassidy - Froggy's Delight
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... "Le Tourbillon de la vie", on a tous gardé en mémoire la chanson de ce western tardif et certains continuent d'ailleurs de fredonner "Raindrops keep fallin'on my head" en version originale ou "Toute la pluie tombe sur moi" en version Sacha Distel
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Chanson à la Une - Scoubidou, par Sacha Distel - Le Podcast Journal
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La mode du "Scoubidou" à la fin des années 50, est bien née de cette chanson de Sacha Distel, qui l'écoute chantée par Nancy Holloway (Apple, peaches and cherries). C'est un coup de foudre, en 48 heures elle sera adaptée et enregistrée et devient
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Le spectacle s'annonce disco - Sud Ouest
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Accédant à la grande scène de l'Olympia grâce à Sacha Distel en 1981, Julie Pietri s'est lancée dans une carrière à succès, dont l'album « Le Premier Jour » reste une référence pour les fans de la scène disco-pop. Participant à l'enregistrement d'une
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Pourquoi Jean-Noël Guérini veut faire parler la poudre - marsinfos
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Dans cas, même si JNG était mis en examen pour le reste, c'est à dire la prise illégale d'intérêt et le trafic d'influence, il sortirait surement du bureau du juge en sifflotant « Oh la belle vie » du regretté Sacha Distel « oh la belle vie,
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Modehaus Hermès Frau Nichanian zieht die Männer an - ZEIT ONLINE
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Sie lacht viel und zuckt wie ein kleines Mädchen zusammen, wenn der Tontechniker aus Versehen die Musik lautdreht, das Lied "La belle vie" von Sacha Distel, mit dem ihre Modenschau beginnen soll. Véronique Nichanian? Kennt man die?
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Gerard Kenny set for Lichfield Garrick performance - Lichfield Live
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Famed for hits such as New York, New York, I Could Be So Good For You and I Made It Through The Rain, Gerard has seen his music covered by the likes of Barry Manilow, Perry Como, Johnny Mathis, Shirley Bassey, Sacha Distel, James Last, Jack Jones and
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Le créateur de Jeeves a failli être accusé de collaboration - Actualitté.com
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Plus proche du James de la chanson de Sacha Distel Tout va très bien Madame la Marquise. Ask.com lui a dédié son moteur anglais. Wodehouse a émigré en 1945 aux États-Unis, et y est resté jusqu'à sa mort. Bien lui en a pris
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Au Juch, le bourg sera en fête le 15 août - Ouest-France
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Leur répertoire, la chanson française, Brassens, Bécaud, Aznavour, mais aussi Sacha Distel ou Sylvie Vartan. Des refrains connus de tous, des chansons qui ne subissent pas l'usure du temps, des airs à reprendre en choeur autour des tablées ou à danser
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Zum Schmachten und Träumen - suedkurier.de
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August, präsentiert Konrad Beikircher Lieder von Adriano Celentano, Fred Buscaglione, Sacha Distel, Mina, Domenico Modugno, HC Artmann und anderen Künstlern. Seine Sehnsuchtslieder, Tröster und Liebeslieder – wie er sie selbst bezeichnet
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La recrue surprise, Distel Zola veut faire son trou - lasemaine.fr
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Un homonyme de l'écrivain Emile Zola, un prénom en hommage à Sacha Distel, Distel Zola était prédestiné à être un artiste. Il sera finalement un artiste du ballon rond. Comme l'ancien meneur de jeu de la Squadra Azzurra Gianfranco... Zola
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LES ÉCHOS DES ARCADES - La Voix du Nord
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Il a ainsi interprété du Gilbert Bécaud, du Sacha Distel, etc. quand ces artistes nous ont quittés. Ceci dit, notre carillonneur a quelques difficultés avec les chansons modernes. Pour lui, elles n'ont pas assez de sonorités. Donc, pour l'hommage à Amy
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Une fois par mois, Jean-Claude Blanchart rythme le marché du samedi au son du ... - La Voix du Nord
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J'ai déjà rendu hommage au son du carillon à des chanteurs comme Gilbert Bécaud ou Sacha Distel. J'aime apporter de la joie aux gens. Et puis, ce carillon, ça fait partie du patrimoine des Arrageois. » •
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Écrit par Michel Bedin | 05 Août 2011 - ON Magazine
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Gilad Hekselman n'est pas sans faire penser, grâce à son jeu élégant, posé et subtil, aux regrettés Jimmy Raney, René Thomas ou Sacha Distel, un jeu qui recherche les harmonies riches et les trouvailles rythmiques sans frime, simplement avec de la
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Hollywood Composer Hummie Mann Conducts New Guitar Concerto In DVD Release Of ... - DigitalJournal.com (press release)
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As a session-musician he has worked with names such as Sir Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Dame Cleo Laine and John Dankworth, Lulu, The Three Degrees, Sir Bob Hope, Sacha Distel, Frankie Vaughan, Wayne Sleep, Michael Danso, Michael Crawford
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Foix. Le concert de l'amitié et du talent - LaDépêche.fr
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À ses côtés : Raymond Gimenes, guitariste de jazz, qui a dirigé les orchestres de Sacha Distel, Henri Salvador, arrangé des chansons pour Pierre Bachelet, Claude François… Et qui habite Foix depuis 2003. Avec eux, André Ceccarelli, batteur nommé aux
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This Day in Music: July 22nd - Gibson
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2004, French singer and guitarist Sacha Distel died after a long battle with deteriorating health. He scored the 1970 UK #10 single “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head.” As a professional jazz guitarist, he worked alongside Dizzy Gillespie and Tony
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sacha Distel
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2004
    Age 71
    Sacha Distel died on 22 July 2004, aged 71, after a long illness, in Rayol-Canadel, southeast France.
    More Details Hide Details Just two weeks before his death, he could be seen on TV participating in a charity broadcast of Qui veut gagner des millions?
  • 2001
    Age 68
    In 2001 Distel had a cameo appearance in an episode of comedy Absolutely Fabulous that was filmed in Paris.
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  • 2000
    Age 67
    In 2000, Distel had a part as lawyer Billy Flynn in the London production of Chicago.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1980
    Age 47
    In August 1980, in honour of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Distel performed at Buckingham Palace to mark her 80th birthday.
    More Details Hide Details The Queen Mother was said to have been impressed by Distel's moving voice and later in the night she requested "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby", a song that had been recorded by Perry Como, one of her favourite singers. Distel remained popular in France in the 1980s and 1990s, with a new show named after his song La Belle Vie.
  • 1976
    Age 43
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Distel appeared on numerous TV variety shows in the UK throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including Seaside Special and The Val Doonican Show. Maintaining his popularity in his homeland, however, Distel recorded French versions of various English-language million-sellers. These included "Vite, Cherie, Vite" ("Beach Baby"), "Chanson Bleue" ("Song Sung Blue") and "Je T'Appelle Pour Dire Que Je T'Aime" ("I Just Called To Say I Love You"). He also recorded in German, Spanish and Italian to satisfy his audiences in other parts of Europe.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1971
    Age 38
    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.
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  • 1970
    Age 37
    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.)
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1963
    Age 30
    He married championship Olympic skier Francine Bréaud in 1963.
    More Details Hide Details Distel publicly stated that he remained faithful to his wife, saying "Anything I want in a woman I can get at home." They had two sons.
  • 1959
    Age 26
    Distel reported that she had ended the affair in a press release in 1959.
    More Details Hide Details He was also romantically involved with singer Dionne Warwick.
    The relationship ended in 1959, it being reported that Distel had allegedly refused Bardot's proposal of marriage.
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  • 1958
    Age 25
    Distel was involved with actress Brigitte Bardot in 1958, having invited her to his birthday party in St Tropez.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1948
    Age 15
    In 1948, Ventura invited Distel to listen to Dizzy Gillespie perform with his orchestra, along with Bruno Coquatrix, Paul Misraki and André Hornez.
    More Details Hide Details Distel's efforts led to the orchestra's split, which gave birth to two rival bands: Guy Wormser's New Orleans die-hards and the cool jazz and bebop aficionados led by Distel. After meeting Hubert Damisch, a saxophone player, Sacha founded the band that would allow him to be up with the leaders. With help from Jean Marie Ingrand (bass), Mimi Perrin (piano) and Jean Louis Viale (drums), the band won the Coliseum's Night of Jazz "Meilleur Petit Orchestre Moderne" award, with Damisch and Distel winning prizes as musicians on the same night. Distel became a professional jazz guitarist. Over his career he worked alongside Dizzy Gillespie and Tony Bennett and appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in the late 1950s after establishing himself as a French crooner. In the 1960s, he composed "La Belle Vie", a tune that made its way across the Atlantic as "The Good Life", most famously performed by Tony Bennett. French lyrics were added in the 1970s and it became Distel's signature tune. During the 1960s, he had his own variety show on French television.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1933
    Age 0
    Born on January 29, 1933.
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