Diane wanted to be captain of a green and white boat...
Diane Tell, whose real name is Diane Fortin, is a Canadian singer who started her musical career at the age of 6 by studying the violin at the Conservatory of Val d´Or.
From 1972, it was the classical guitar that she studied at the Montreal Conservatory.
Everything accelerated from 1976 when she got noticed by Radio Canada while she sang in the streets of Montreal during the Olympic Games.
She released her first album in 1977 of which she composed all the songs. Album that has only had a resounding success.
It was not until two years and the year 1979 that his song "Si j'étais un homme" crossed the Atlantic and enjoyed enormous success in France.
In 1982 the single "Souvent, longtemps, énormément" was released, followed in 1983 by "Savoir. Two singles of a certain quality but with relative success.
Two years passed and in 1984 released the singles "Manhattan" and "Pleure pas pour moi" which will go even more unnoticed.
It was in 1985 that the singer returned to success with the title "Faire à nouveau connaissance" that she co-wrote with a certain ... Françoise Hardy.
Other titles will follow which again will have little public response.
Until 1990 when she obtained one of the main roles in the musical "La légende de Jimmy" by Michel Berger and Luc Plamandon. The single, of the same name and of which she is the interpreter, is a huge success. It will be his last.
But we will remember for a long time this mythical sentence of which she is the author and which is worth its weight in peanuts : "Me if I were a man, I would be captain, of a boat, green and white .... "!
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
• Les cinémas bars 1977
• Je n'en peux plus 1977
• Rendez-vous 1977
• Entre nous 1979
• Gilberto 1979
• Miami 1980
• Clic 1980
• Je suis en amour 1980
• Si ,j’étais un homme 1980
• Souvent, longtemps, énormément 1982
• La falaise 1982
• Tes yeux 1982
• On a beau 1982
• Savoir 1983
• Descends 1984
• On a besoin d’amour 1985
• Faire a nouveau connaissance 1985
• J'arrive pas j'arrive 1986
• Paradis d’espace 1986
• Degriffe-moi 1988
• Je pense à toi comme je t’aime 1988
• La légende de Jimmy 1990
• Marylin Montreuil 1991
• Liaisons dangereuses 1995
• Les solos, les singles 2005
1977 ... the very first steps, in jazzy mode. What is certain is that the voice is already there ! It remains to refine the rest as they say ...
1977 ... rhythm, joie de vivre, in short everything you need to do great things. We will still have to wait a little longer for the big Fireworks ...
1977 ... a BIG year 77 which sees her gaining momentum slowly but surely. Admittedly, success is only very limited. But hey, let's be a little patient ...
1979 ... a playful end of the decade which saw her multiply titles with more than certain quality. It is clear that with her, at some point, something great will inevitably happen !
1979 ... new change of musical register. Diane is looking for herself, is looking for herself ... And will soon find herself !
1980 ... decade change and total tempo change. We switch to Dance mode and my faith, it works just as well all that
1980 ... a first title Intimate sumptuous and which already shows all the talent of the pretty Diane in this area. The first and certainly not the last !
1980 ... then, suddenly, the machine races. Especially thanks to a refined style and melodies that are proving more and more inspired ...
1980 ... ONE title, THIS title, will be enough to bring her directly into the musical legend of the 80s. A WONDER of sweetness and inspiration which will undoubtedly remain as one of the most beautiful titles of the decade. MAS-TER-FUL !
1982 ... successes are linked now. Certainly in completely different registers, but this is what makes the artist charming. Who would complain !
1982 ... a more than obvious ease in the Intimist which allows her to deliver a succession of titles of very very large caliber
1982 ... a bloated year 1982 in terms of titles. In addition with quality on all floors, which does not spoil anything !
1982 ... another very intimate title. A field in which she clearly excels and which will forever remain its trademark
1983 ... still one of its most emblematic titles. Far from the standards of the time but of formidable efficiency. HU-GE !
1984 ... it still happens to her to make some deviations from the protocol by leaving Dance titles. And in this area, what she offers once again does not deserve, far from it !
1985 ... a new title in finesse which will undoubtedly remain one of its most inspired and most successful. MA-GNI-FI-CENT !
1985 ... a huge 85 year that continues with fanfare with this sumptuous title. A title which confirms, once again, the more than certain talent of the singer !
1986 ... each year delivers its share of successful titles. For 86, we start with this one. And what a title again !
1986 ... the years go by, the quality does not weaken by an Iota. And whatever the register in which she decides to play. A rare versatility !
1988 ... and always those magical moments when she signs songs 'With emotions' which literally float in the air. One more !
1988 ... a peaceful end to the decade, but somewhat lackluster. Not always easy to renew ...
1990 ... shattering return at the start of the 1990s with a HUGE title which definitively consecrates her as one of the greatest singers of this decade 80/90
1991 ... the production of titles slows sharply at the start of the new decade. Not to mention a declining quality level. Attention danger...
1995 ... a decade which will prove to be complicated to manage despite titles with quality once again certain. Like many artists who have known the glory and success of the previous decade ...
2005 ... after a decade of 90 that saw her gradually disappear from radars, she will try to rise from the ashes during this 2000 decade. Unfortunately lost ...
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