Alain Souchon, his father who died when he was 14: "It’s not very funny in my family …"

In the splendor of the capital, Alain Souchon prefers the peace and quiet of the countryside. It is in the Loir-et-Cher that the singer flourishes, with his wife Françoise, when he is not on tour throughout France. This region is dear to his heart. It was there that he came to meditate, when he was little, in this refuge that was his grandparents’ house. And for good reason. The childhood he lived in Paris was not all rosy.

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I grew up until the age of 7 with the one I thought was my father …

The young days of Alain Souchon were indeed marked by a heavy family secret. “My mother has been married twice, with two associate professors, explains the father of Pierre and Charles in the columns of the JDD of November 14, 2021. I grew up to the age of 7 with who I thought was my dad, then we moved on to live with my biological dad until he was killed in a car accident. I was 14 years old. In short, it’s not very funny in my family.”

He continued his education at a boarding school in Switzerland, but ended up returning to his homelands. Paris for work, Loir-et-Cher for pleasure. It is there that he basks with his wife, there that he embarks on endless hikes, or that he invites his great friends. Laurent Voulzy, his other half, had also taken advantage of this life in the countryside to bring, to his friend, a curious present. “One Sunday, he came to give me a donkey, he remembers, laughing. When it was time to ride the animal, it started to kick, I waltzed in the air … Result, two broken ribs while I was on tour.

Speaking of tours, Alain Souchon is preparing to find his audience as he will travel the country before finishing his list of concerts on March 27, 2022 at the Philharmonie de Paris. At the beginning of November, he released a best-of entitled (New collection

Find the interview with Alain Souchon in the JDD of November 14, 2021.

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