It is one of the monuments of French song. His voice, his guitar and his texts have earned him a reputation throughout the country and we no longer count his successes as they are numerous. Born in 1951, in Paris, Jean-Jacques Goldman grew up in a family of four children.
Very young, he learned to play the violin, the piano, then the guitar. But it was in 1971 that the artist decided to devote himself to music. He then joined the Thaï Pong group which managed to make itself known, in particular thanks to the hit Sister Jane, before separating in 1979.
It will therefore be necessary to wait until 1981 for Jean-Jacques Goldman to experience real solo success. That year, he produced a 45 rpm, It will suffice for a sign, which propelled him directly to the front of the stage. From this moment, the singer connects the tubes and sees his notoriety climb considerably.
But beyond his talent, Jean-Jacques Goldman also took advantage of his notoriety to serve causes that mattered to him. In the second half of the 1980s, Coluche contacted him to compose a song in order to raise funds for his newly created association, Les Restos du Cœur.
The singer-songwriter then wrote the Chanson des Restos, which quickly became the symbol of a unique troupe of artists, the Enfoirés. As NRJ explains, an annual show is broadcast every year, from 1992, to raise funds for the association.
Throughout his career, Jean-Jacques Goldman has recorded a host of hits that have now become great classics of variety. Can you find their lyrics? Grab your silver microphone and like a contestant in Nagui’s musical game, give voice by pushing the song below!