Alain Bashung

1947 - 2009

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Alain Bashung (French: [alɛ̃ baʃuŋ]; born Alain Claude Baschung, 1 December 1947 – 14 March 2009) was a French singer, songwriter and actor. Credited with reviving the French chanson in "a time of French musical turmoil", he is often regarded in his home country as the most important French rock musician after Serge Gainsbourg. He rose to prominence in the early 1980s with hit songs such as "Gaby oh Gaby" and "Vertige de l'amour", and later had a string of hit records from the 1990s onward, such as "Osez Joséphine", "Ma petite entreprise" and "La nuit je mens". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alain Bashung has received more than 167,064 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Alain Bashung is the 948th most popular singer (down from 931st in 2019), the 3,502nd most popular biography from France (down from 3,068th in 2019) and the 56th most popular French Singer.

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Among singers, Alain Bashung ranks 948 out of 3,541Before him are Peaches, Diana Damrau, Arthur Brown, Xzibit, Bunny Wailer, and Clare Torry. After him are Lizzo, Beth Hart, Billy Ocean, Claude Nougaro, Boubacar Traoré, and Boz Scaggs.

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Among people born in 1947, Alain Bashung ranks 341Before him are Tatiana Tarasova, Steven Holl, Betty Buckley, Miguel Ángel González Suárez, Bunny Wailer, and Clare Torry. After him are Frank J. Tipler, Daishiro Yoshimura, Lydia Davis, Warren Clarke, Nolan Ryan, and Kim Campbell. Among people deceased in 2009, Alain Bashung ranks 190Before him are G. A. Cohen, Arnold Meri, Monica Bleibtreu, Torsten Lindberg, Otar Chiladze, and Kamala Surayya. After him are Ilya Piatetski-Shapiro, Klavdiya Boyarskikh, Zena Marshall, Teddy Mayer, František Veselý, and Edward Woodward.

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In France

Among people born in France, Alain Bashung ranks 3,502 out of 5,234Before him are Marcel Brillouin (1854), Guy Mairesse (1910), Gérard Lanvin (1950), Ernest Lavisse (1842), Eugène Lanti (1879), and Jean Louis Armand de Quatrefages de Bréau (1810). After him are Claude Nougaro (1929), Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan (1933), Joël Bats (1957), Paul Louis Courier (1772), Valérie Trierweiler (1965), and René Navarre (1877).

Among SINGERS In France

Among singers born in France, Alain Bashung ranks 56Before him are Michèle Arnaud (1919), Renaud (1952), Emma Calvé (1858), Michel Delpech (1946), Serge Lama (1943), and Indila (1984). After him are Claude Nougaro (1929), Michèle Torr (1947), Daniel Balavoine (1952), Gérard Lenorman (1945), Bertrand Cantat (1964), and Marcel Amont (1929).