Julien Clerc, absent from the funeral of France Gall, paid a tribute to his love of youth on stage – Gala

Entertainment 13 January, 2018


If Julien Clerc was not present at the cemetery in Montmartre to his farewell to France Gall, the singer has paid tribute to his former girlfriend by singing to her during a concert.

A tribute on stage. Passed away Sunday, January 7, France Gall was buried the following Friday in the cemetery of Montmartre, joining for the occasion Michel Berger and their daughter, Pauline. Many personalities were present to pay a last tribute to the singer, among which Mathieu Chedid, Cécile Cassel, Jane Birkin, Calogero, or Carole Bouquet. Then he had shared the life of the artist, Julien Clerc was not yet present. He finally paid tribute to his former girlfriend to her that way.

In a concert in Longjumeau in the Essonne, the singer has interpreted to Suffer for you is not to suffer,a title composed in 1975 and dedicated to France Gall, who had left a few months ago. “This is a song that I had written because she wanted to go far away from me. I had written it for her to stay. And it didn’t work at all, ” said Julien Clerc in front of his public.

Shortly after having learned of the death of France Gall, Julien Clerc has responded on Twitter by sending a moving message. “France, we had 20 years, of joys, of sorrows. A part of my life is going with you, ” assured the singer. France Gall and Julien Clerc met in 1969 in Paris during a performance of the musical Hair where the younger man was one of the stars. Nearly five years after a relationship lived in the shadows, the singer had decided to end her marriage.


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