PHOTOS – France Gall : before Julien Clerc, his secret love of the sixties – Gala
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It was called Philippe DeBarge. Playboy well-known, he was the companion of France Gall after her break up with Claude François, and before her romance with Julien Clerc.
In her biography, something in us of Michel Berger, (ed DonQuichotte) output in 2012, the journalist Yves Bigot offers a very complete panorama of the life of the singer. And, by the same occasion, his wife France Gall, who disappeared on 7 January.
There we learn thatafter leaving Claude François in 1967 and before the couple with Julien Clerc, France Gall has lived an adventure with a certain Philippe DeBarge. Playboy’s well-known mark, heir to an empire pharmaceutical, the figure of the Côte d’azur, he lives on a houseboat on the docks in Paris and has the Epi-on the Beach of Pampelonne in Saint-Tropez, where he is often a bit of partying. In his band, you meet the sisters Christine and Babette Haas (future wife of Michel Sardou and and mother of Roman and Davy), or the actor and stage director Jean-Marie River, regarded until his death in 1996 as the ” king of parisian nights “.
Philippe DeBarge was crazy about music, also. In 1969, the eccentric billionaire has offered an album of psychedelic rock with the british group the Pretty Things it has fully funded and on which he sings. Baptized Philippe DeBarge, the disk will wait until finally 2009 to get out, after the death of the latter. On the cover, seen on a beach in Saint-Tropez, in the company (on the left) Brigitte Bardot and Johnny Hallyday. Any a time.
In the same year, in 1969, France Gall crack in the end for Julien Clerc , with whom she will share her life up to 1974, and the beginning of her romance with Michel Berger. But that is another story…
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