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Gilbert Bécaud was a French singer, composer, pianist and actor known as "Monsieur 100,000 Volts" for his energetic performances. His best-known hits are "Nathalie" and "Et maintenant", a 1961 release that became an English language hit as "What Now My Love". He remained a popular artist for nearly fifty years, identifiable in his dark blue suits, with a white shirt and "lucky tie"; blue with white polka dots. His favourite venue was the Paris Olympia under the management of Bruno Coquatrix. He debuted there in 1954 and headlined in 1955, attracting 6,000 on his first night, three times the capacity. Bécaud composed over 450 songs and sold millions of records over the years, and seemed almost never to spend an evening away from a stage - in one year he gave 249 concerts. He sang in six languages, a fact that helped his overseas tours, but was always happiest at the Olympia in Paris, where he topped the bill more than 30 times.
In addition to being a top performer and concert draw, Gilbert Bécaud was a successful composer working with Edith Piaf and also collaborated with Neil Diamond on two of Diamond’s biggest-selling hits, Love On The Rocks and September Morn. He later penned the song ‘It Must Be Him’ for the renowned singer Vikki Carr. The song went on to become a massive hit and Gilbert’s creativity was well-appreciated. In fact he was covered by multiple artist both in England and the USA including Sammy Davis Jr, Liza Minnelli and Barbra Streisand.
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.
Division 45, Avenue Transversale No. 1, Line 1
Grave Location Description
As you make your way through the cemetery, find Avenue Transversale No. 1 and Gilbert Bécaud is buried at the intersection of Avenue Transversale No. 1 and Chemin Laplace just 2 graves away from the French actress Marie Trintignant in Division 45.
Grave Location GPS
Read More About Gilbert Bécaud:
Videos Featuring Gilbert Bécaud:
Gilbert Bécaud - Nathalie
Gilbert Becaud - L'orange du marchand.
Gilbert Bécaud - L'important c'est la rose (1967)
Gilbert Becaud - Dimanche а Orly (1963)
Gilbert Bécaud : Et maintenant (Champs-Elysée 1987)
Gilbert Becaud (29-12-1961) - Club Domino
Gilbert Bécaud et Brigitte Bardot- Les marchés de Provence
Michel Polnareff and Gilbert Becaud (1971)
Gilbert Bécaud Olympia (1997)
Gilbert Becaud - Interview (1956)
Gilbert Bécaud "L'amour, le tabac, l'alcool et la chanson" - Archive INA
Fière d'être la fille de Gilbert Bécaud - Ça commence aujourd'hui
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