Claude Dubois - Singer-songwriter, born in Montréal on 24 Apr 1947. He began his career at 12 in the country-western band Les Montagnards, with whom he recorded the LP Claude Dubois et ses montagnards in 1959. Dubois was an early star of the francophone musical Starmania. He was a vocalist in the Canadian famine relief song "Tears Are Not Enough" and was nominated Most Promising Male Vocalist at the Juno Awards of 1985. Claude Dubois is considered as one of the great Quebecois artists for more than 40 years. Besoin pour vivre is among of his best hits.
Francis Cabrel (born 23 November 1953 in Agen, France) is a French singer-songwriter and guitarist. Inspired heavily by Bob Dylan, he has released a number of albums falling mostly within the realm of folk, with occasional forays into blues or country. Several of his songs, such as "L'encre de tes yeux" and "Petite Marie" have become enduring favourites in French music. In 1989, Cabrel's album "Sarbacane" was released. "Sarbacane", undoubtedly one of Cabrel's finest works, proved an enormous hit with the public, selling almost 2 million copies. The singles "Sarbacane" (dedicated to his daughter) and "C'est écrit" also did incredibly well in the charts. By now Francis Cabrel had become one of the most popular recording stars on the French music scene and his life was one busy whirl of TV and radio interviews, autograph signing and promotion. (Other titles: Animal, La cabane du pêcheur, Encore et encore, Je t'aimais, je t'aime et je t'aimerai, Quand j'aime une fois, j'aime pour toujours)