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.
This will not prevent her from continuing the adventure thereafter and producing other albums of significant interest...
What is certain is that we will long remember this mythical sentence of which she is the author and which is worth its weight in peanuts : "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 nombreuses 1995
• Moving postcard from the moon (Insupportable amour) 1995
• Love is so 1995
• Les solos, les singles 2005
• Reprenons du départ 2005
• Souviens toi 2005
• J'en ai marre de l'amour 2009
• Celui qui tient le monde dans ses mains 2009
• En pointillé 2012
• Sur ta plage 2012
• Attends 2012
• Une 2015
• L'astre qui me veille 2015
• Vie 2019
• Moi fille toi garçon 2019
• Il ne m'aime pas 2019
• Haïku 2019
• Use moi 2022
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 1977 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 sumptuous Intimist title 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 ... yet another beautiful Intimist track. An area in which she clearly excels and which will forever remain her 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 year 1985 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 1986, 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 ...
1995...but that's not going to stop her from continuing at all costs. It's clear that the best years are now behind her but it doesn't matter, the main thing is to participate as the good old saying goes...
1995...it is clear that the level of inspiration is no longer what it was a few years ago, but it still remains at a level that is largely sufficient to continue the journey a little further...
2005 ... after a decade of 90 which will have seen her gradually disappear from the radar, she will try to be reborn from its ashes during this decade of 2000. Unfortunately, it's a waste of time ...
2005...a waste of time, but that doesn't discourage her. As long as she takes pleasure in doing what she does, there is no reason for her to throw in the towel prematurely...
2005... it is clear that she still has things to offer and especially to sing. Anyway, we'll be happy with that...
2009...on the other hand, it is clear that it is not with this kind of musical register that she risks attracting the younger generations. Afterwards, everyone pursues their career as they wish...
2009...it's clear that she doesn't really stick to the latest musical trends of the moment. Too bad she doesn't make more effort than that to stick to it...
2012...here she begins her 5th decade of career, which is not nothing. And what is certain is that she is still there, which is not the case for a bunch of artists who started at the same time as her in the 70s...
2012...she is still there and the number of titles produced remains substantial, to say the least, which underlines the performance all the more. And it's not over...
2012...she continues to believe in it anyway and it doesn't matter whether there is success - or not - in the end. A desire to believe in it to the end which undoubtedly commands respect...
2015...and here she is again, still faithful to the post ! Nothing, nor anyone, is able to stop her at this stage and she will continue the adventure as long as she has the strength...
2015... she continues her merry way quietly and above all surely. Far from the star system and glitter, at its speed and above all in its own way...
2019...a 2010 decade that is ending once again with finesse and lightness. Nothing fancy but good work as always...
2019... what is certain is that given the number of titles produced, the will to move forward is almost intact. It is almost certain to find her the following decade...
2019... she continues to ignore the dictates of show business and the obligation to succeed that goes with it. The main thing for her is to simply have fun...
2019...we won't remake her again as they say and until she decides to change anything she will continue the same way. Spread the word...
2022...and another decade, one ! It remains to be seen whether she intends above all to change nothing or not ? The future will tell us...
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