Eddy Mitchell

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Legal name: Claude Moine

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Claude Moine (born July 3, 1942 in Paris), better known by his stage name Eddy Mitchell, is a French singer and actor. He began his career in the late 1950s, with the group Les Chaussettes Noires (The Black Socks), taking his name from the American expatriate tough-guy actor Eddie Constantine (later the star of Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville). The band performed at the Parisian nightclub Golf-Drouot before signing to Barclay Records and finding almost instant success; in 1961 it sold two million records.

Heavily influenced by American rock & roll, Mitchell (who went solo in 1963) has often recorded outside France, at first in London, but later in Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee. Guitarist Big Jim Sullivan, Jimmy Page and drummer Bobby Graham were among the British session musicians who regularly supported him in London. For his American recordings he employed session men such as Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Kenneth Buttrey, Reggie Young, David Briggs, Charlie McCoy and others.

A great lover of American films, he hosted "La Dernière Séance", a TV show about American cinema from 1981 to 1998 on FR3 (later France 3). Its format was like an old-fashioned double-feature picture show, with two movies, cartoons, newseels and stage attractions.

He is the voice of Flappy in the French version of the 2005 film of The Magic Roundabout.

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Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1963 Eddy in London 2
1963 Voici Eddy… c'était le soldat Mitchell 2
1964 Panorama 2
1964 Toute la ville en parle, Eddy est formidable 2
1965 Du rock'n' roll au rhythm'n' blues 2
1966 Perspective 66 2
1966 Seul 2
1967 De Londres à Memphis 2
1968 7 colts pour Schmoll 3
1969 Mitchellville 2
1971 Zig-Zag 3
1972 Dieu bénisse le Rock'n Roll 2
1974 Ketchup électrique 2
1974 Rocking in Nashville 3
1975 Made in USA 3
1976 Sur la route de Memphis 4
1977 La Dernière Séance 3
1978 Après minuit 3
1979 C'est bien fait 2
1980 Happy Birthday 3
1982 Le Cimetière des éléphants 3
1984 Fan album 2
1984 Racines 2
1986 Paris 2
1987 Mitchell 3
1989 Ici Londres 2
1993 Rio Grande 1
1996 Mr Eddy 2
1999 Les Nouvelles Aventures d'Eddy Mitchell 3
2003 Frenchy 1
2006 Jambalaya 2
2009 Grand Écran 2
2010 Come Back 1
2013 Héros 2
Curiosités 1963 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1988 Tout Eddy... ou presque : 1960-1964 1
1988 Tout Eddy... ou presque : 1965-1970 1
1988 Tout Eddy... ou presque : 1971-1975 1
1988 Tout Eddy... ou presque : 1976-1979 1
1988 Tout Eddy... ou presque : 1980-1986 1
1990 Tout Eddy 2
1995 Tout Eddy 1
1998 Eddy Lover Rocker 3
2002 Collection 1
2003 Anthologie : La musique a une histoire 1
2006 Artistes de légende 1
2007 Les 100 Plus Belles Chansons 2
2008 Triple Best Of 1
Le Best Of 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1991 Au Casino de Paris 2

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