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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 247,111 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Alain Bashung is the 919th most popular singer (up from 945th in 2019), the 3,629th most popular biography from France (down from 3,498th in 2019) and the 61st most popular French Singer.

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Among singers, Alain Bashung ranks 919 out of 3,528Before him are Miyuki Nakajima, Ljiljana Petrović, Nate Dogg, Giuseppe Taddei, Valentina Tolkunova, and Benny Moré. After him are Chiquito de la Calzada, Harry Styles, Mango, Vanilla Ice, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Zsuzsa Koncz.

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Among people born in 1947, Alain Bashung ranks 348Before him are Viktor Yerofeyev, Herbert Mullin, Björn Skifs, Rémi Brague, Jimmy Bain, and Drew Gilpin Faust. After him are Benoît Jacquot, Peter Banks, Leland Sklar, Kiki Dee, Maria del Mar Bonet, and Omar Larrosa. Among people deceased in 2009, Alain Bashung ranks 182Before him are Horst Szymaniak, Clodovil Hernandes, Charlie Mariano, Jack Cardiff, Paul Naschy, and Ryuzo Hiraki. After him are Betsy Blair, Monica Bleibtreu, Willy Ronis, Lino Aldani, František Veselý, and Tomislav Crnković.

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In France

Among people born in France, Alain Bashung ranks 3,629 out of 6,011Before him are Pierre Marie (1853), Christian Herter (1895), Rémi Brague (1947), Auguste de Montferrand (1786), Hilary of Arles (401), and Georges Rayet (1839). After him are Ferdinand Brunetière (1849), Gustave Trouvé (1839), Marc René, marquis de Montalembert (1714), Edmund, Earl of Rutland (1443), Jean Mermoz (1901), and Benoît Jacquot (1947).

Among SINGERS In France

Among singers born in France, Alain Bashung ranks 61Before him are Blondel de Nesle (1155), Michel Delpech (1946), Wolfgang Windgassen (1914), Serge Lama (1943), Gérard Lenorman (1945), and Daniel Balavoine (1952). After him are Adolphe Nourrit (1802), Célestine Galli-Marié (1840), Viktor Lazlo (1960), Jean Philippe (1931), Pierre Gaveaux (1761), and Désirée Artôt (1835).