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Pierre Bachelet

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Pierre Bachelet (25 May 1944 – 15 February 2005) was a French 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 were sampled in the Lily Rose Cooper single Littlest Things.

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 football club.

Bachelet bore a physical and vocal resemblance to Jacques Brel, and had a similar onstage demeanor. Bachelet held Brel’s work in high respect, and his last release while alive was a cover of Brel songs.

Bachelet died of lung cancer in 2005.

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  • usamike

    un type pacifiste, calme, gentil et discret, qui partageait beaucoup sans le faire savoir. Très rare aujourd'hui.

    2 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Nene_Z

    Emmanuelle <love>

    18 Sep 2011 Reply
  • PanteraFreak

    Il était généreux avec nous

    29 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Triko80

    Il écrivait jolies chansons. Tels gens m'inspirent à continuer d'apprendre la langue française. J'adore "Emmanuelle" et "Elle est d'ailleurs" me plait beaucoup. Le texto formidable de cela deuxième.

    11 Jul 2010 Reply
  • ritsuka1988

    Emanuelle <3

    30 May 2010 Reply
  • Queenofchance

    got most of his soundtracks :D

    14 Mar 2010 Reply
  • wasilka

    beautiful song:)

    20 Jul 2009 Reply
  • josieserva

    Please I need the music of film histore d'O. For GOD, I need!

    21 Oct 2008 Reply
  • ditta007

    wonderful songs:)))

    19 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Hklti36Fljf

    underrated so muchhh!

    25 Aug 2008 Reply
  • djeepmtl

    Un des plus sous-évalués.

    26 May 2008 Reply
  • enhancer_89

    Le meilleur

    12 May 2008 Reply
  • nderyckel

    Les bronzés font du ski. Quelle BOF !

    11 Jun 2007 Reply
  • petetong

    well i just started listening, emanuelle is a really good one

    21 Oct 2006 Reply
  • sar_

    Why is so few people listening to this guy? I'm a 23-year-old Scandinavian who likes alternative rock and electronica.. but Pierre Bachelet just floats my boat also :D TOUS! MARIONNETTISTE!

    6 Oct 2006 Reply
  • superunknown62

    Il y a pas un problème sur l'extrait de Elle est d'ailleurs ?

    3 Oct 2006 Reply

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