Frank Alamo

Birth Name:
Jean-François Grandin
Birth Date:
October 12, 1941
Birth Place:
Paris, France
Death Date:
October 11, 2012
Place of Death:
Paris, France
Cause of Death:
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Cemetery Name:
Cimetière du Père Lachaise
Claim to Fame:
Frank Alamo was a French singer who achieved his greatest success in the 1960s. With his boy-next-door image and plaintive voice, the yéyé singer Frank Alamo was an engaging "idole des jeunes" – teenage idol – and a constant presence in the French charts between 1963 and 1969. His hit records included "Biche ô ma Biche" ("Sweets for My Sweet"), "Je veux prendre ta main" ("I Want to Hold Your Hand"), and "Je me bats pour gagner" ("A Hard Day's Night"). In all, he released 30 singles over a five-year period in the early and mid-1960s, including some original songs. Alamo retired from the music business when he married in 1969, becoming a photographer and later a manager in the automobile industry. In 1983, he was chasing a beautiful blonde girl who was driving a funny car, she brought him to a factory and there Frank Alamo bought not a single car but the whole plant: the Dallas jeep company. He sold it in 1996 in order to give further singing performances however he never able to capture his original success. He died just one day before his 71st birthday.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Cimetière du Père Lachaise

16 Rue du Repos, 6ème division, Chemin Lesseps

Paris, , 75020




Cemetery map of Cimetière du Père Lachaise in Paris, France.
Cemetery map of Cimetière du Père Lachaise in Paris, France.

Grave Location:

Division 25, Avenue Transversale No. 1

Grave Location Description

As you make your way through the cemetery, find Avenue Transversale No. 1 and the French actress Marie Trintignant is buried 3 graves from the intersection of Avenue Transversale No. 1 and Chemin Laplace just 2 graves away from the French  singer Gilbert Bécaud in Division 45 on the road. Now look directly across the road and you will see the grave of French Singer Frank Alamo in Division 25.

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48.86105861217141, 2.3949111

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