Posts Tagged ‘Gregory Lemarchal’

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Gregory Lemarchal – Tragedy and Legacy

March 5, 2009

Grégory Lemarchal was a popular young French singer. He died aged just 23 (May 13, 1983 – April 30, 2007) after winning the hearts of millions with his pure voice and clean-cut good looks. During his short life he:

  • Was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of 20 months;
  • Became France’s champion of acrobatic rock aged 12 (1995);
  • Won the Star Academy (Paris, France) televised talent competition in 2004 with 80 per cent of the public vote;
  • Saw his debut single, Ecris l’histoire, reach No.2 in the French charts in 2005 and go platinum;
  • Saw his debut album, Je deviens moi, entered at No.1;
  • Won Breakthrough Artist of the Year (2005) at the NRJ Music Awards;
  • Completed his first solo nationwide tour in 2006, and a DVD of his performance at the Olympia was released;
  • Saw his French duet versions of the British singer Lucie Silvas’ hit single What You’re Made Of go to No.2 in the singles charts.

In 2007, Lemarchal announced that his doctors had ordered him to take a few months off to recuperate from illness. He was never to return to the stage: He died of complications from cystic fibrosis on the morning of April 30, 2007, waiting for an organ transplant.

To hear his amazing music and to read more, please visit:www.lingolyrics.com

Gregory Lemarchal Official Website:
http://gregorylemarchal.artistes.universalmusic.fr/

Association Grégory Lemarchal:http://www.association-gregorylemarchal.com/

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Rendezvous with the amazing music-makers of France

March 2, 2009

Hi! We’re Venetia (19) and Bianca (15), bilingual (English/French) sisters living in France. We’re developing our own ezine – www.lingolyrics.com – that makes it easy and fun to learn French.

In our blog we’ll be sharing our passion for the language of love by introducing you to some amazing French musicians.

We’ll be telling you about the likes of:

  • the legendary Edith Piaf, whose life story reads like a thriller – a rollercoaster ride of extreme poverty, fabulous wealth, complete happiness and utter heartbreak
  • tragic Grégory Lemarchal, who died aged just 23 after having won the hearts of millions with his pure voice and clean-cut good looks;
  • gifted musician Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (born Carla Gilberta Bruni Tedeschi): heiress, supermodel, singer, songwriter, First Lady of France

… and many more fascinating personalities – including the great singers and bands at the top of the French charts right now.

We can’t wait to share these amazing stories with you – as well as giving you the chance to listen to some superb French music… and discover what all those beautiful-sounding lyrics mean. (We’re even providing the transcribed and translated lyrics)

Hopefully, like us, you will not only come love French music – you’ll also find that you’re learning to speak French at the same time. =)

à bientôt!

www.lingolyrics.com
Learn to sing in French – and you’ll learn to speak it!