Véronique Sanson

Véronique Sanson

Female Singer Singwriter
Born Apr 24, 1949

Véronique Sanson is a two-time Victoires de la Musique Award-winning French singer-songwriter, musician, and producer with an avid following in her native country. She brings a very personal vocal style to the singing of French pop songs: Her voice has a very strong tremolo.… Read More

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1949 Birth Born on April 24, 1949.


1965 16 Years Old In 1965, she was struck by amnesia after a severe bout of meningitis. … Read More
…  As a lawyer and an economist, René Sanson remained involved in politics as Member of Parliament and Mayor of the 13th district of Paris until 1967. … Read More


1969 - 1971 2 More Events
1972 23 Years Old In 1972, Sanson finally released the album Amoureuse, produced by Michel Berger. … Read More
1973 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Véronique Sanson and Stephen Stills got married in 1973, in Guildford, England, with notable guests such as Ringo Starr and Roger Daltrey. … Read More
1974 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1974, she gave birth to her only child, Chris Stills, in Boulder, Colorado. … Read More
1976 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1976, she began a long-lasting professional collaboration with producer Bernard Saint-Paul (making 12 albums) who would become a close friend of hers. … Read More
1977 28 Years Old She gave two weeks of concerts at the Olympia, where her first live album was recorded. "Bernard's Song" the opening song of her 6th album released in 1977, Hollywood, is often presented as a tribute to Bernard Saint Paul (though she has since denied it). … Read More
1978 29 Years Old In 1978, she became the first female artist to perform at Le Palais des sports in Paris (the biggest arena in Paris at that time).


1979 - 1981 2 More Events
1983 34 Years Old In 1983, she permanently settled in France with her son, Christopher, and her boyfriend, actor Etienne Chicot.
1985 36 Years Old 1 More Event
After a long break, she released an eponymous album in 1985, recorded entirely in France. This untitled album was nicknamed The white album by the press, while Sanson often refers to it as The lil' trees or Les p'tits arbres (the cover features trees painted by Véro over a white background). This synth-driven album included C'est long c'est court which became a hit on French radio during the summer of 1985, as well as the ballad "Le temps est assassin".
1988 39 Years Old In 1988, she released the album Moi le venin, which included the highly controversial single "Allah" (produced by Michel Berger). … Read More


1989 - 1994 5 More Events
This special tribute gave birth to a live album released the following year: Comme ils l'imaginent went 2x Platinum, and became one of the best-selling albums of 1995 in France.
1996 47 Years Old In 1996, she won her second Victoires de la musique for Best Female Artist of The Year.
1997 48 Years Old Véronique Sanson started the production of a new album in 1997. … Read More


2000 51 Years Old 1 More Event
Sanson's cover album of songs written by Michel Berger—a few well-known, but mostly from his early years—was released in 2000 (D'un papillon à une étoile). … Read More
2002 - 2004 2 More Events
2005 56 Years Old 1 More Event
Her 2005 tour across France ended with nine concerts at the Olympia, during which she recorded her eighth live album.
In October 2008, she joined her ex-husband Stephen Stills, and her son Chris Stills, on the stage of the Olympia, to perform a family version of Stills's "Love the one you're with". In November 2008, rapper Jay-Z released a song called "History", to honor the election of US President Barack Obama. … Read More


2010 61 Years Old 1 More Event
The album, titled Plusieurs lunes (Many Moons) was released on 25 October 2010, and debuted at number 3 on the French charts. … Read More
2011 62 Years Old After a week-long residence at the Olympia in March 2011, Sanson toured across France, Belgium, Switzerland, Tunisia, Israel until the end of 2012, including more shows in Paris, in Grand Rex and Salle Pleyel. … Read More
2015 66 Years Old In January 2015, she started in Olympia, Paris, a new tour named "Les Années Américaines" (The American Years), mainly performing songs of her 70's period. … Read More
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