Gilbert Bécaud

1927 - 2001

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Gilbert Bécaud (French pronunciation: ​[ʒil.bɛːʁ be.ko], 24 October 1927 – 18 December 2001) was a French singer, composer, pianist and actor, known as "Monsieur 100,000 Volts" for his energetic performances. His best-known hits are "Nathalie" and "Et maintenant", a 1961 release that became an English language hit as "What Now My Love". He remained a popular artist for nearly fifty years, identifiable in his dark blue suits, with a white shirt and "lucky tie"; blue with white polka dots. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gilbert Bécaud has received more than 284,700 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Gilbert Bécaud is the 133rd most popular singer (down from 115th in 2019), the 915th most popular biography from France (down from 792nd in 2019) and the 11th most popular French Singer.

Gilbert Bécaud is most famous for being the writer and performer of the famous French song "Les amants de minuit" which translates to "Midnight Lovers."

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  • 38

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.35

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Gilbert Bécaud ranks 133 out of 3,541Before him are Kris Kristofferson, Dieter Bohlen, Bruce Dickinson, Birgit Nilsson, Jon Bon Jovi, and Maria Malibran. After him are Grace Jones, Ibrahim Ferrer, Sandra, Tom Jones, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, and Bryan Adams.

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Among people born in 1927, Gilbert Bécaud ranks 39Before him are Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Simone Veil, K. Alex Müller, Hubert de Givenchy, Jerry Stiller, and Hugo Pratt. After him are Daniel Keyes, Ibrahim Ferrer, Robert Hossein, Stan Getz, Harry Markowitz, and John McCarthy. Among people deceased in 2001, Gilbert Bécaud ranks 28Before him are Wilhelm Mohnke, John Lee Hooker, Balthus, Nikolay Basov, Douglas Adams, and Nguyễn Văn Thiệu. After him are Marie José of Belgium, Morris, Zhang Xueliang, Jacques Mayol, Henry Lee Lucas, and Charles Trenet.

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In France

Among people born in France, Gilbert Bécaud ranks 915 out of 5,234Before him are Pierre Janet (1859), Liliane Bettencourt (1922), Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741), Henri Lefebvre (1901), Maria Malibran (1808), and Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu (1766). After him are Francis III, Duke of Brittany (1518), Bruno Latour (1947), Vincent Cassel (1966), Robert of Molesme (1024), Louis Auguste, Duke of Maine (1670), and Jean Anouilh (1910).

Among SINGERS In France

Among singers born in France, Gilbert Bécaud ranks 11Before him are Carlos Gardel (1890), Johnny Hallyday (1943), France Gall (1947), Françoise Hardy (1944), Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (1974), and Maria Malibran (1808). After him are Charles Trenet (1913), Georges Brassens (1921), Caterina Valente (1931), Manu Chao (1961), Marie-Louise O'Murphy (1737), and Desireless (1952).