Mike BRANT

Mike Brant is an internationally popular Israeli singer of the early to mid-'70s who was especially successful in France, where his recording career began with the breakout success of his best-known song, "Laisse-moi T'aimer," in 1970. Born Moshe Brand on February 1, 1947, in a Jewish internment camp on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, he and his family settled in Haifa, Israel, within a year of his birth. His Jewish parents were Holocaust survivors who had fled Poland. In the 1960s he began performing as a vocalist and, in order to enhance his international marketability, billed himself Mike Brant. Though he spoke only Hebrew at the time, he sang phonetically in English, French, and other languages. Encouraged to emigrate to France by the French pop singer Sylvie Vartan, Brant arrived in Paris in 1969 and was refer...

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