Alain Bashung (born 1 December 1947, died 14 March 2009) was a French singer, songwriter and actor.
His first single came out at the age of 19, in 1966, was a flop. Then he became arranger for the major RCA and worked with the french singer [a373556].
He met the producer [a=Andy Scott] and the lyricist [a=Boris Bergman] in 1977. His first LP with this duet was a flop, but Bashung did go on with this team.
In 1980, he landed his first hit with the single "Gaby" and the success began.
He did collaborate with a lot of different musicians and explored two main ways in music : one experimental, mostly during the eighties, and the second, more rock and roll roots oriented.
But the hallmark of genius with Bashung lies in the lyrics of his songs : a surreal cascade built on plays on words, that creates a full personal alchemy.