(25 May 1944 – 15 February 2005) was a French singer-songwriter with a gentle romantic voice.
Bachelet spent part of his childhood in Calais
and developed a lifelong appreciation of the North of France, which inspired his hit song "Les corons" (1982).
His other hit songs include "Elle est d'ailleurs" (1980), "Écris-moi" (1982), "Marionnettiste" (1985), "En l'an 2001" (1985) and "Vingt ans" (1987). He also composed music for movies, for example Emmanuelle
(1974), Les Bronzés font du ski
(1975) and the British-made Sex with the Stars
(1980). Robert Fripp
won an out-of-court settlement over the use of music in Emmanuelle
based on King Crimson
's "Larks' Tongues in Aspic". His songs from the film Emmanuelle
called Emmanuelle In The Mirror
and Theme From Emmanuelle
have been sampled in the Lily Allen
single Littlest Things
, released in December 2006.
He would return to score further Emmanuelle films, such as Emmanuelle V
and Emmanuelle 7
. He also did the score for Story of O
, another huge success for him and the French film Un crime au paradis.
His signature tune, "Les corons", released in 1982, is notably used as the supporter's anthem for the Lens
Bachelet bore a physical and voice resemblance to Jacques Brel
, and had a similar... Read More