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Marjo

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Marjo (born Marjolène Morin). Singer, songwriter, b Montreal 2 Aug 1953. She was a model, fashion editor for the magazine Madame, and manager of L’Air du temps, a Montreal jazz bar, then a chorister in François Guy’s musical comedies Tout chaud, tout show (1975), and L’Île en ville (1978). In 1979 she joined the rock group Corbeau, established two years previously by Pierre Harel (singer and composer) with Jean Milaire (guitar), Michel Lamothe (bass guitar), Donald Hince (guitar), and Roger Belval (drums). Their explosive rock, tender and wild lyrics by Harel, and the powerful and sensual voice of Marjo, brought immediate success. After a first London LP (Corbeau, LFS-9031), the group recorded with Kébec-Disc from 1981 to 1984: Fou (KD-515), ’ Illégal,’ (KD-540), Visionnaire (EPKD-592), and Dernier cri (2-KD-619-620). The group gave hundreds of shows all over Quebec. ‘Illégal,’ composed by Harel, was one of the main hits of the Quebec chanson of that period, expressing the mute revolt of youth of the early 1980s. When Harel left the group, Marjo wrote the lyrics. In 1984 the group disbanded and Marjo began a solo career.
In 1984 she sang the blues at the Bistro à Jojo in Montreal, then in 1985 composed and performed ‘Touch Me,’ the theme song of the film La Femme de l’hôtel, which won a Genie Award in Toronto. With the guitarist and composer Jean Millaire (they composed some 40 songs together), she recorded the LP Celle qui viola in 1986 (Kébec-Disc KD-651), which sold 250,000 copies. ‘Les Chats sauvages’ revealed the profound personality of a rocker who became suddenly tender and cajoling.

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  • mixounette

    ma mere écoutait beaucoup de chansons d'elle quand j'étais petite. j'ai grandi sur les airs de Je sais je sais et Provocante.

    13 Jun 2007 Reply
  • davidgoss

    I love the song tant quil des enfants

    7 Mar 2007 Reply

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