Téléphone is a French group formed in 1976 by a quartet of Jean Louis Aubert, singer, Richard Kolinka, drummer, Louis Bertignac, singer guitarist and Corine Marienneau, bassist.
The adventure begins on November 12 of the same year, when Aubert and Kolinka are looking for an evening concert for 2 musicians in an emergency and they meet Bertignac and Marienneau.
Alchemy works immediately. The concerts follow one another successfully.
The first single "Hygiaphone" was released in 1977 and is a hit.
The group signed in stride with the Pathé-Marconi label. This allows the group to release their first album which will become a gold record.
Then there is the album "Crache ton venin" which was released in 1979, album which contains what will surely remain as one of their greatest composition namely "La bombe humaine".
In 1980 the album "Au coeur de la nuit" was released, which contained the single "Argent trop cher". It is the year 1981 which will prove to be the year of the consecration with the signing at a new label namely Virgin.
The fourth album "Dure limite" was recorded in Toronto and received exceptional promotion.
Over 700,000 copies will be sold. In particular thanks to flagship titles like "Ca (c'est vraiment toi"), or "Cendrillon".
In 1982, supreme luxury, they provided the first part of the Rolling Stones at the Hippodrome d'Auteuil.
Under the impulse of Branson, CEO of Virgin, the group tries to export abroad : it is a failure.
1984 is the year too many : the group is tired.
This does not prevent them from releasing the album "Un autre monde which reflects their sullen mood at the time.
The album is still a success, especially thanks to the clip directed by Jean Baptiste Mondino.
A last single was released in 1986: "Le jour s'est levé", a single which would be their last success.
Téléphone will always have a special place in the hearts of the French, as much by its status as a pioneer group in French rock, as by the personality of its members, 2 of which are still active and one which is particularly prolific even today (Jean Louis Aubert).
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
• Hygiaphone 1977
• Anna 1978
• Métro c'est trop 1978
• La bombe humaine 1979
• Un peu de ton amour 1979
• Argent trop cher 1980
• Au cœur de la nuit 1980
• Le silence 1981
• Dure limite 1982
• Ca c’est vraiment toi 1982
• Cendrillon 1982
• Jour contre jour 1983
• Un autre monde 1984
• New york avec toi 1984
• Le jour s’est levé 1986
1977 ... they arrive ! Little kids coming out of nowhere. How to imagine at that time the monumental suite that awaits them ...
1978 ... a very innovative sound for the time in France and which positions the group as one of the biggest revelations of the moment. Case to follow ...
1978 ... the rise in power is linear and we suspect that something huge will happen to them. It remains to be seen when ...
1979 ... the incredible title that will reveal them and change their destiny forever. But that, they don't know it yet ...
1979 ... they go from a rock sound to a funky sound in a very surprising way. This especially shows their great musical versatility rather auspicious for the rest of the events
1980 ... and everything becomes incredibly easy for the 4's. It's a flood of hits that will follow and that will make them one of the biggest phenomena of the moment. Starting with this title which will literally explode their notoriety and which will remain as one of their biggest successes. HU-GE !
1980 ... a HUGE 80s who literally sees them walking on water. The group becomes really essential and imposes a style and a sound unique in their kind. All good !
1981 ... we thought they would be unable to get out of their rock fundamentals. It was very bad to know them. They will quickly show skills in the Intimist also out of the ordinary ...
1982 ... no limit! Especially in the ascent to glory. The Téléphone style becomes literally essential and makes them real stars !
1982 ... this is really them! The hit which definitively consecrates them and makes them enter in a completely legitimate way into the musical legend of the 80s on the French side. MAS-TER-FUL !
1982 ... a very pretty Cinderella. A sumptuous title that still takes them a step in popular recognition. HU-GE !
1983 ... of the Téléphone Pure Juice. Not necessarily the best but good, can not be on top 24/24 and 7/7 !
1984 ... surely the title which will remain as their Masterpiece. Surely one of the biggest hits of the 80's on the French side. At the height of their art. MO-NU-MEN-TAL !
1984 ... a light and airy suite, which nevertheless spins at the speed of light. A paradox that works my faith very well. But with them, everything works, it's not complicated !
1986 ... in truth, it is the sun that will set on this extraordinary adventure. Adventure that will have consecrated the group as one of the biggest French rock groups, if not the biggest !
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