Alain Bashung (born 1 December 1947, died 14 March 2009) was a French singer, songwriter and actor. His first single came out at the age of 19, in 1966, was a flop. Then he became arranger for the major RCA and worked with the french singer Dick Rivers. He met the producer Andy Scott and the lyricist Boris Bergman in 1977. His first LP with this duet was a flop, but Bashung did go on with this team. In 1980, he landed his first hit with the single "Gaby" and the success began. He did collaborate with a lot of different musicians and explored two main ways in music : one experimental, mostly during the eighties, and the second, more rock and roll roots oriented. But the hallmark of genius with Bashung lies in the lyrics of his songs : a surreal cascade built on plays on words, that creates a full personal alchemy.
Alain Bashung ( born Alain Baschung 1 December 1947 – 14 March 2009) was a French singer, songwriter and actor. In France, he is considered one of the most famous singers in French chanson and French rock. 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 successes from the 1990s onward, such as "Osez Joséphine", "Ma petite entreprise" or "La nuit je mens". He has had an influence on many later French artists, and is the most awarded artist in the Victoires de la Musique history with 12 victoires obtained throughout his career.