Jacques Dutronc is a legendary figure in France.
“In the course of the past three decades Jacques Dutronc has established himself as one of the most popular figures on the French music scene. His insolent attitude and offbeat sense of humour have also won him thousands of fans around the world.” (RFI Musique)
His “Il est cinq heures, Paris s’éveille” is considered one of the greatest French songs.
As a young man in the early 60’s he was swept up in the wave of rock and roll music. His group El Toro et les Cyclones managed to release a couple 45’s in the spring of 1962. He began writing songs for Yéyé artists including his wife Françoise Hardy, for whom he wrote “C’est le temps de l’amour“.
In the late 60’s Jacques Dutronc recorded his masterpiece: “L’opportuniste“, an ironic commentary on politics.