Gilles Vigneault

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Birthday
27, 1928
Birthplace
Natashquan, Canada
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
27, 1928 (age 91)
Birthplace
Natashquan, Canada

About

Canadian poet, musician, and publisher associated with the development of the Quebecois chanson (song). His numerous chanson recordings include A la Comedie-Canadienne, Mon Pays, and Le Nord du Nord.

Before Fame

He studied at a seminary in Rimouski before opening a publishing house in 1959.

Trivia

His song "Mon Pays" -- included on the soundtrack of a 1965 film -- built his reputation as a singer/songwriter.

Family Life

His seven children were named Louis, Pascale, Michel, Guillame, Francois, Jessica, and Benjamin.

Associated With

He and fellow poet Emile Nelligan were both born in Quebec.