Jean GUIDONI

Jean Guidoni started recording in 1975, and in 1977, recorded his first album with a song written by Jacques Lanzmann. But he didn't feel fit in this repertoire. He found a daring author in Pierre Philippe, who wrote for him the album Je Marche Dans les Villes ("I walk in the cities") released in 1980.[1] The major themes were homosexuality and BDSM, and the album was awarded the prestigious Grand Prix du Disque for French Song by the Académie Charles Cros in 1981.

In 1987, he wrote the lyrics of his album Tigre de Porcelaine, which received one more award from the Académie Charles Cros. In a series of shows, he performed in drag.

In 1995, the famous film-composer Michel Legrand composed the music for his album Vertigo, containing a song about dealing with AIDS, N'Oublie Jamais Qui Tu Es. Juliette...

Jean Guidoni lors du gala donné au Zénith au profit d'Amnesty International contre la torture le 18 mai 1984.
Photos © Tony Frank