Catherine Ferry (singer)

Catherine Ferry

Catherine Ferry in 1976
Background information
Born (1953-07-01) 1 July 1953
Ivry-sur-Seine, France
Genres rock, pop, chanson
Years active 1976-2010
Labels Arthanor Productions

Catherine Ferry (born 1 July 1953) is a French singer. In 1976, at the Eurovision Song Contest, Catherine Ferry represented France with the song "Un, deux, trois"(Tony Rallo/ Jean Paul Cara). She ranked second in the contest. Among the backing vocalists was Daniel Balavoine, who wrote the B side "Petit Jean". She worked and was produced mainly by Daniel Balavoine a famous French singer who wrote nearly 30 songs for her.

In 1977, she took part in the Yamaha Festival in Japan. In 1982, she released at WEA the song "Bonjour, Bonjour"(Linda Lecomte/Balavoine). In 1983, she participated in the musical fairy tale "Abbacadabra" by Alain Boublil based on ABBA's songs. In 1984, the album "Vivre avec la musique" was released, produced by Andy Scott, with music by Daniel Balavoine, Joe Hammer and Michel Rorive, lyrics of Daniel Balavoine, Linda Lecomte, Patrick Dulphy, Bernard Balavoine and Francis Wauthers.

Balavoine died in 1986, having failed to finish the French lyrics of a song originally written for Frida of Abba. Jean-Jacques Goldman wrote the lyrics of "Quelqu'un Quelque part". Ferry then took time off to have a family.

In spring 2010, things have come full circle, Catherine Ferry came back to Geneva to record her new single "Petit Jean" with John Woolloff, the guitar player of the late Daniel Balavoine. As her songs became "cult" favourites, one of them, "1,2,3", was selected to appear in the new movie "Potiche", by French director François Ozon, starring Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu.



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    Preceded by
    Nicole Rieu
    withEt bonjour à toi l'artiste
    France in the Eurovision Song Contest
    Succeeded by
    Marie Myriam
    withL'oiseau et l'enfant
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