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Sacha Distel (January 29, 1933July 22, 2004) was a French singer who had hits such as a cover version of the Academy Award winning "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" (originally recorded by B.J. Thomas) and "Scoubidou". He was born in Paris. January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... The Academy Award for Best Original Song is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are songwriters and composers. ... Raindrops Keep Fallin on My Head was the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 list in the United States in January, 1970. ... Billy Joe Thomas (born August 7, 1942) is an Oklahoma-born country singer. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) The Eiffel Tower in Paris, as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ...


At age 16, Distel became a professional jazz guitarist. Over his career he worked alongside Dizzy Gillespie and Tony Bennett and appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in the late 1950s after establishing himself as a French crooner. For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... the very definition of a guitarist is cody allen and taylor hines because of there un ending guitar skills and awsomnes. ... John Birks Dizzy Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was born in Cheraw, South Carolina. ... For other persons named Tony Bennett, see Tony Bennett (disambiguation). ... The Ed Sullivan Show is an American television variety show that ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by former entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. ...


Sacha Distel had a much publicized relationship with actress Brigitte Bardot but in 1963 he married skier Francine Bréaud. Brigitte Bardot (French IPA: ) (born September 28, 1934) is a French actress, former fashion model, singer, known nationalist, animal rights activist, and considered the embodiment of the 1950s and 1960s sex kitten. ... Skiing is the activity of gliding over snow using skis (originally wooden planks, now usually made from fiberglass or related composites) strapped to the feet with ski bindings. ...


In the 1960s, he composed 'La Belle Vie', a tune that made its way across the Atlantic as 'The Good Life', and most famously performed by Tony Bennett. French lyrics were added in the 1970s and it became Distel's signature tune. During the 1960s, he had his own variety show on French television. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ...


During the 1970s, he became popular outside France, and once hosted the Miss World contest in London. In this decade, he spent more time in the UK than in France. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... This article is about the pageant. ...


Distel remained reasonably popular in France in the 1980s and 1990s, including a new show named after his song 'La Belle Vie'.


In 2001, Distel had a part as lawyer Billy Flynn in the London production of the musical Chicago. He did have an ambition to make a musical about the life of Maurice Chevalier, but this remained unfulfilled at the time of his death. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... A lawyer, according to Blacks Law Dictionary, is a person learned in the law; as an attorney, counsel or solicitor; a person licensed to practice law. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Chicago is a Kander and Ebb musical set in prohibition era Chicago. ... French singer Maurice Chevalier with stars of Hellzapoppin at Expo 67, in Montreal, Quebec. ...


Sacha Distel died on July 22, 2004 after a long illness in Rayol-Canadel, south-east France.


His name was used in Peter Sarstedt's song "Where Do You Go To, My Lovely?" and also in the "Paris" episode of the British Series Absolutely Fabulous, where he confuses a very old person with Patsy. Peter Sarstedt (born 12 December 1942, in Delhi, Northern India) is a singer-songwriter. ... Where Do You Go To (My Lovely) is a 1969 song by Peter Sarstedt. ... The following is a list of episodes for the British sitcom Absolutely Fabulous, that was broadcast from 1992 to 2004. ... Absolutely Fabulous is a British sitcom written by and starring Jennifer Saunders, and co-starring Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha and June Whitfield. ... Absolutely Fabulous is a British sitcom written by and starring Jennifer Saunders, and co-starring Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha and June Whitfield. ...


The video for his song Ou Ca Ou Ca has been shown before Morrissey's concerts in the US on his latest tour. Steven Patrick Morrissey (born May 22, 1959) is an English singer and songwriter from Davyhulme, near Manchester. ...


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Telegraph | News | Sacha Distel (1072 words)
Sacha Distel, who died yesterday aged 71, only had one hit single in Britain, but he enjoyed a standing in popular culture out of all proportion to that slender success; for many Englishwomen he epitomised French charm, sophistication and tanned good looks, while for their husbands he embodied all they feared about the Gallic race.
Distel insisted that he had only been giving her a lift (of 150 miles), but Nobel, who spent a month in a coma and subsequently became a wheelchair-bound recluse, hinted darkly that there was more to it than that.
Sacha Distel was appointed to the Legion d'honneur in 1997.
Sacha Distel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (284 words)
Sacha Distel (January 29, 1933–July 22, 2004) was a French singer who had hits such as 'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head' and 'Scoubidou'.
Sacha Distel had a much publicized relationship with actress Brigitte Bardot but in 1963 he married skier Francine Bréaud.
Sacha Distel died on July 22, 2004 after a long illness in Rayol-Canadel, south-east France.
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