Francis Cabrel, singer-songwriter-composer
Francis Christian Cabrel born 23 November 1953 is a French singer-songwriter-composer and guitarist. 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," "Petite Marie," "Je l'Aime à Mourir", and "La Corrida," have become enduring favorites in French music. Cabrel is considered one the most influential French musical artists of all time. His first hit song was "Petite Marie", in 1974; since then he has sold 21 million albums.