Pierre BILLON

Pierre Billon is the son of singer Patachou and Jean Billon, engineer.
In the early 1970s, he played the percussions for the band Labyrinthe.
During this period, he also worked with Dick Rivers, for whom he wrote songs.
He became artistic director.
A childhood friend of Michel Sardou (since 1963), he joined Tréma and collaborated with him as a songwriter. and a composer on about thirty songs; he also produced the albums "Je Vole"," Verdun" and "Victoria".
His collaboration with Sardou ended in the early 1980s.
He then worked with Johnny Hallyday, for whom as artistic director, from 1982 to 1984, he produced ten albums.
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Pierre Billon en séance photo a Saint-Paul-de-Vence en 1974.
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