If he is known to have written songs for many artists, especially for Celine Dion, Jean-Jacques Goldman does not seem to want to lend his pen to everyone. A famous French singer has indeed assured that he would have refused this request.
singer-songwriter, Jean Jacques Goldman has several strings to its bow. Throughout his career, he has given several French and international artists the benefit of his different skills. Known for his generosity, he agreed to numerous collaborationswhether for write hits or compose songs. Of Celine Dion to Johnny Hallyday, via Marc Lavoine, Ray Charles or Florent Pagny, he delivered works, sometimes anonymously, to famous singers. But it seems to be a bygone era for the performer The music is good. Indeed, in 2018, Dadju asked him to write a title for him and got…a refusal!
Guest this Wednesday, May 11 in the show As an asidepresented by Natahlie Lévy on Canal +, the little brother of Maitre Gims returned with honesty to this moment. “I had the chance to speak with Jean-Jacques Goldman and I asked him if it was possible to write me a title”he said, before specifying that his request dates from 2018. “He answered me very kindly, telling me that he really liked what I was doing, in particular Queenbut that, unfortunately, he had stopped composing and writing”, explained the father of three children, adding that Jean-Jacques Goldman only continued to collaborate with his close friends. Even if he was refused his request, Dadju does not seem to retain any bitterness vis-à-vis the 70-year-old artist, on the contrary. “He was so frank and sincere with me that I wanted to say, ‘I’m sorry to have disturbed you Mr Goldman'”he assured.
Jean-Jacques Goldman, support of the new generation
If the new generation of French song can therefore give up on a song by Jean-Jacques Goldman, it nevertheless has the right to his admiration. After Dadjuis the singer Amir who was entitled to a nice word from him last March. While he had sent her his autobiography, Amir’s storythe former Eurovision contestant received a warm response by mail. “Thank you for your touching word Amir, I will get to know you better in this book. May health, inspiration and happiness be with you. Sincerely”wrote by hand on a white paper the interpreter ofFly Me. Apparently very proud, Amir had photographed this letter before sharing it in his Instagram story. “Moment of grace coming home tonight”could we read in the caption.
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