Google Doodle Celebrating Michel Berger’s 72nd Birthday – Google doodle is celebrating French singer-songwriter Michel Berger’s 72nd birthday on November 28, 2019 with animated video Doodle.
Google Doodle Celebrating Michel Berger’s 72nd Birthday | Google Doodle On French Singer Michel Berger:
Today’s Doodle honors French singer-songwriter Michel Berger collaborating with Lyon-based animation studio Souviens Ten-Zan (STZ).
The song featured in today’s animated video Doodle, “Celui qui chante,” was composed and performed by Michel Berger and spreads a message of positivity and acceptance that still resonates today.
Born on this day, 1947 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Berger was the son of Jewish parents, Dr. Jean Hamburger and Annette Haas, a concert pianist of Swiss-Jewish origin.
He was trained in classical piano at an early age, taking inspiration from artists like Ray Charles to explore varied sounds and arrangements.
Michel Berger first became known to the French public in the 1960s as singer of hit song Salut les copains, after which he became record producer and songwriter for EMI and where he wrote amongst others Les Girafes for Bourvil in 1967.
Google Doodle On French Singer And Songwriter Michel Berger:
According to Google Doodle, “A record label’s open casting call for young musicians produced Michel Berger’s first commercial success as a singer with the release of his second single, “Tu n’y crois pas,” featured on the radio before he graduated high school.”
In 1974, Michel Berger started working with his future wife, singer France Gall, the former Eurovision winner, Yé-Yé artist and one of France’s highest-selling female singers.
Michel Berger produced all France Gall’s albums from 1975 on, and married her on 22 June 1976.
The pair Michel Berger and his wife France Gall, became household names, producing a number of hit albums together, while Berger continued producing his own popular records in parallel.
Michel Berger also collaborated with notable collaboration with Elton John and the duo produced “Donner pour Donner,” with Gall and John on vocals.
Berger also worked in several film projects over the years, including Mektoub, 1970, Robert Benayoun’s Sérieux comme le plaisir in 1975, Jean-Paul Rappeneau’s Tout feu, tout flamme in 1982 and Rive droite, rive gauche the 1984 film by Philippe Labro.
Michel Berger Cause Of Death:
Michel Berger died of a fatal heart attack at the age of 44, after a tennis match at Ramatuelle on 2 August 1992, just weeks after the release of his first album of duets with France Gall and 6 months after the death of his father.
Michel Berger’s daughter Pauline, who died in 1997 aged only 19 and Berger was also the father of French music supervisor, Raphael Hamburger.
Google Doodle Concludes writing, “Merci et bon anniversaire, Michel Berger!”