Founded in 1972 by Pierre Huet, Michel Hinton, Robert Léger and Michel Rivard. Pierre Bertrand, Réal and Marie-Michèle Desrosiers joined the band in 1974. The group had a tremendous success in Quebec with songs such as "Ginette", "La Complainte Du Phoque En Alaska" and "Harmonie Du Soir À Châteauguay".
The group officially disbanded in 1978 but was reformed many times. In 1984 and 1992, Beau Dommage appeared on stage prior to the release of a new album in 1994.