F.R. David, whose real name is Robert Fitoussi, is a French artist whose musical career began in the late 1960s.
He began by accompanying his sister as a bass player and then became the singer of the group "Boots".
At the beginning of the 70s, he opened a break by playing guitarists for Vangelis with which he produced the album "Earth".
Then made a jump across the Atlantic with the hard group "Variations" with whom he recorded an album.
He multiplies collaborations notably with artists such as Aerosmith, Toto, Steely Dan, among others.
But it was not until 1981 that he finally knew it was consecrated with his planetary tube "Words" which remained at the top of European Charts for 17 weeks and sold over 8,000,000 copies !
He later released other well-made singles such as "I need you", "Pick up the phone", "Sahara night" and "Girl you’re my song".
But he will never be able to repeat the phenomenal feat of "Words" and will gradually fall back into complete anonymity.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
• Symphonie 1967
• Le bonheur est un cerf-volant 1969
• Louisa, Louisa 1969
• Souviens toi du temps 1972
• Superman Superman 1973
• Words 1981
• Pick up the phone 1982
• Music 1983
• I need you 1983
• Play a little game 1983
• Gotta get a move on 1983
• Dream away 1984
• This time I have to win 1985
• Sahara night 1986
• Girl 1986
• Don’t go 1987
• Sun 1987
• I'll try to love you again 1992
• Tom Tom1998
• Blue planet 1998
• In my mind 2006
• Heart sting 2006
• In case you didn't know 2006
• Some people never learn 2006
• Yasmeen 2008
• Taxi 2008
• Miss you now 2013
• Searching their hearts 2013
• Your love shines 2018
• Paris is her home 2018
1967 ... no, no, you are not dreaming. It's the same singer who 15 years later will release one of the biggest dance hits of the end of the 20th century
1969 ... beginnings completely hallucinating and which do not let presume anything of the amazing continuation of its career
1969 ... come on, we don't sulk about his pleasure. Everything is so Kitsch, the style, the images, the sound. A summary of the 70s !
1972 ... melodies already inspired and which shows the full potential of the artist. And there is potential !
1973 ... after the solo beginnings, here comes the parenthesis "Variations". The official switch from French to English ... things are becoming clearer
1981 ... then comes THIS title ! Who hasn't danced on this HUGE tube ! One of the biggest hits of that year, or even of the decade and which elevated him One Shot to the rank of planetary star. MAS-TER-FUL !
1982 ... a continuation my faith very sympathetic but which cannot compete with the previous steamroller
1983 ... a pretty American quarter of an hour goes somewhat unnoticed ... except across the Channel where he will be popular with the public
1983 ... business resumes, back to Dance. Nothing extraordinary but it still works...
1983 ... melodies always inspired and which make it possible to produce songs of certain quality
1983 ... an amazing change of style. Clearly more rock oriented. Disconcerting ... and above all unproductive !
1984 ... a title that will remain as one of its best. Back to the fundamentals that made him successful and that work every time
1985 ... he will remain in the musical history of the 80s mainly for 1 title. While he will have produced a significant number of titles which would have frankly deserved recognition much higher than it was ...
1986 ... a nice walk in the Sahara that smells of hot sand ... quite simply. What more...
1986 ... a nice title which will not remain as one of its best titles but which works again
1987 ... he continues on his way. Quietly but surely, a perseverance that we can only salute !
1987 ... a discography that is growing year after year. In the end, a career spanning over 20 years. Respect !
1992 ... the change of decade will unfortunately not be a game-changer. A career that is slowly dying out ...
1998 ... and which is reborn 6 years later. We thought the matter folded concerning him but it was very bad to know him. The proof...
1998 ... an album of transition between 2 distinct eras. We feel that the artist is having fun and completely ignores the risk of commercial failure, that's clear ...
2006 ... he disappears again from radars for almost 8 years. Here he is back this time in a much more Charts oriented musical mode ...
2006 ... and even if he will never find his way back to the Charts despite an obvious desire to do well, what he continues to offer frankly holds up. With him, nothing is ever finished ...
2006 ... they are few, very few of his generation to be still active during this decade of 2000. We can therefore only salute the performance ...
2006 ... a humanist ode which allows him to convey a message of peace and fraternity. Afterwards, given the time, not easy to convey this kind of message, especially in music ...
2008 ... and the adventure continues ! After a decade of the 90s when he will have almost completely disappeared, we feel that he still has things to say and especially things to be heard. We take, we take !
2008 ... he tries to make a comeback on the Dance scene with this title. Nice try but the result in the Charts will not really be what he expected ...
2013 ... who would have believed it, here he is again in this decade of 2010. He does not let go and still wants to believe in it. Unfortunately, all he has to do is believe it ...
2013 ... anyway, we will still salute the performance of still being there when most of the others have all disappeared from the radar for a long time ...
2018 ... almost 40 years after its debut, still there ! We don't really know what he's running after, but he does in any case. Isn't that the main thing ...
2018 ... a talent that hardly erodes despite the years and decades. It's just the younger generation that doesn't know he exists. Pity...