MONTY

Jacques Bulostin (born 18 February 1943), known in his singing career as Monty and later as Jacques Monty, is a French singer, songwriter and record producer.
Born in Chezal-Benoît, Cher, he learned piano and studied at the Conservatoire de Paris and Académie de la Grande Chaumière, but aspired to become a singer and songwriter. In 1963, he signed for the Barclay record label, where he was given the stage name of Monty. He quickly became one of the most successful male singers in France during the era of yé-yé music, touring with Claude François, and had hits from 1964 including "Même si je suis fou", "Un verre de whisky" (based on the Marvin Gaye song "Can I Get a Witness"), and "Ce n'est pas vrai". Many of his hit singles were arranged by Jacques Loussier. Monty often wrote his own lyrics to the tunes of American pop...

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