Julien Clerc, a French singer-songwriter and pianist, has had one of the most successful and enduring careers in French pop. In 1968, Clerc’s single “La Cavalerie” made him an overnight superstar, topping the French pop charts.
The follow-up, “Ivanovitch,” also reached number one and secured him the first of many performances at Paris’ famed Olympia. His next single, 1969’s “Yann et les Dauphins,” was his third consecutive chart-topper.
Clerc’s self-titled debut LP was also a success, winning him the Prix du Disque de l’Académie Charles Cros and earning critical favor. 1975 saw the release of No. 7— his most acclaimed album to date. In recent years Clerc has collaborated with talents like Carla Bruni and issued Studio, a collection of American pop standards.