Christophe (singer)


Christophe during a concert at the Vieilles Charrues Festival in 2014.
Background information
Birth name Daniel Bevilacqua
Born (1945-10-13) 13 October 1945
Origin Juvisy-sur-Orge, France
Genres Pop music
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active since 1963

Daniel Bevilacqua, better known by the stage name Christophe, is a French singer and songwriter. He was born on 13 October 1945 in the Paris suburb of Juvisy-sur-Orge, to an Italian father.


Christophe became famous in the early 1960s with his first hit being "Aline", in 1965. His hits include the song "Oh!... Mon Amour" which he sang in French and Italian. After a small break, he returned in 1971, with Françis Dreyfus launching the Motors record label (Disques Motors) and becoming the producer of Christophe records. The result was the 1973 "Les Paradis perdus". In 1974, he recorded "Les mots bleus" (lyrics by Jean-Michel Jarre).

In 1978, he came back with "Le Beau Bizarre". In 1983, Christophe released another single, "Succès fou", followed by "Clichés d'amour" in 1984 in which he sang 1940s and 1950s classics such as "Arrivederci Roma" and "Dernier baiser", a French version of the Mexican classic "Besame mucho". In 1985, he wrote "Ne raccroche pas" a song which is believed to be about the Princess Stephanie of Monaco. The following year, he wrote the song "Boule de flipper" for Corynne Charby.

In 1996, after a break, he returned with his album "Bevilacqua".[1] In 2001, he released another album Comm' si la terre penchait. In February 2002, Christophe performed, in Clermont Ferrand, his first live concert in more than two decades, followed by two appearances at the Olympia in March 2002.

Christophe's 1970s song "Les mots bleus" was covered by Thierry Amiel in 2003. In 2011, Christophe took part in a tribute album for Alain Bashung two years after the latter's death. He sang "Alcaline", a song written by Bashung in 1989 for his album Novice.[2]

Personal life

In 1971, Christophe married his girlfriend Véronique and fathered his daughter Lucie.


Studio albums

Live albums




with Motors label



External links

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