Claude François

1939 - 1978

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Claude Antoine Marie François (French pronunciation: ​[klod ɑ̃twan maʁi fʁɑ̃swa]; 1 February 1939 – 11 March 1978), also known by the nickname Cloclo, was a French pop singer, composer, songwriter, record producer, drummer and dancer. François co-wrote the lyrics of "Comme d'habitude" (composed by Jacques Revaux and himself), the original version of "My Way" and composed the music of "Parce que je t'aime mon enfant", the original version of "My Boy". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claude François has received more than 761,596 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 31 in 2019). Claude François is the 183rd most popular singer (down from 111th in 2019), the 178th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 128th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Egyptian Singer.

Claude François was a French singer and entertainer. He is most famous for his song "Le lundi au soleil" which became the unofficial anthem of the May 1968 protests in France.

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  • 30

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  • 4.18

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Among singers, Claude François ranks 183 out of 3,541Before him are Bob Geldof, Tori Amos, Barbara Strozzi, Falco, Vera Lynn, and Chris Rea. After him are Chavela Vargas, Udo Jürgens, Mario Del Monaco, Mario Lanza, Ken Shimura, and Etta James.

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Among people born in 1939, Claude François ranks 57Before him are Cynthia Lennon, Jean-Marie Lehn, Carlo Ginzburg, Jorge Sampaio, Sonny Chiba, and Fritjof Capra. After him are Phil Spector, Lee Majors, Beate Klarsfeld, Ruud Lubbers, Ginger Baker, and Amarildo Tavares da Silveira. Among people deceased in 1978, Claude François ranks 35Before him are Jomo Kenyatta, Vincent du Vigneaud, József Bozsik, Nazli Sabri, Keith Moon, and Harvey Milk. After him are Roger Caillois, Étienne Gilson, Herta Oberheuser, Charles Boyer, Tamara Karsavina, and Charles Eames.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Claude François ranks 178 out of 520Before him are Menelaus of Alexandria (70), Antipope Dioscorus (500), Nazli Sabri (1894), Dionysius Thrax (-170), Cleopatra Thea (-164), and Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad (1927). After him are Aybak (1197), Hetepheres I (-2700), Senakhtenre Ahmose (-1600), Nawal El Saadawi (1931), Ahmed ‘Urabi (1841), and Cosmas Indicopleustes (600).

Among SINGERS In Egypt

Among singers born in Egypt, Claude François ranks 5Before him are Demis Roussos (1946), Dalida (1933), Umm Kulthum (1898), and Georges Moustaki (1934). After him are Mohammed Abdel Wahab (1901), Gohar Gasparyan (1924), Leila Mourad (1918), Amr Diab (1961), Sayed Darwish (1892), Richard Anthony (1938), and Guy Béart (1930).