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Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:06 am

French singer Michel Delpech died today after a long battle with cancer
He was extremely popular in the 60's and 70's and many of his songs were huge hits
One of his hits was "quand j'├ętais chanteur" ( when I was a singer ) story of a 73 year old singer looking back at his glorious past. I've often heard and read that Elvis was supposed to record this song which was adapted by Paul Anka .

Has anyone ever heard that ? I really have some doubts as I can't imagine Elvis recording this but I really don't understand how this rumour started as early as 1976 !
there's no smoke without fire, isn't there ?
Same thing with this this song by Gilbert Becaud "Le bain de minuit"
Elvis is said to have been interested in recording it in 1977
Becaud even said he had Elvis on the phone about this song in early 1977

Who knows ? Elvis recorded a few french songs ( my way, my boy...) during his carreer including 2 Becaud' hits
"let it be me " and " What now my love"


Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:56 pm

Here's English info on him: