World music performer whose 1960s singles "J'ai Quitté Mon Pays," Les Filles de Mon Pays," and "Entre l'orient et l'occident" catapulted him into international stardom. He recorded songs in a number of languages, including French, Hebrew, and Arabic.
He was born Gaston Ghrenassia, and he adopted his stage name after recording his first single in 1962.
He made his American debut in a sold out performance at Carnegie Hall in 1968.
He was married to Suzy Leyris from 1962-2008.
He was photographed with fellow singer Louane Emera in late 2016.