Michele Torr is 75 years old. An iconic singer of the ’70s, she released many successful albums and became a key figure in the French repertoire. Privately, she knows several romances, including one with the singer Christophe in the 1960s, in which a lot of ink was spilled. A look back at the men in life and the incredible journey of the performer of “Take me to dance tonight”.
Michele Torr is one of the emblematic figures of French song. As her 60-year career begins, Michelle Tort continues to fill theaters. Born Michelle Tort, April 7, 1947, in Pertuis in the Vaucluse, the young woman is Discovered by Jacques Brel in Avignon. Seduced by its romantic melodies, Claude Francois offered him to open for the Olympia in 1964. The beginning of a long career that was punctuated by unforgettable hits I am in lovereleased in 1977 or Make me dance tonight, published the following year. Here are the secrets and everything you didn’t know about Michèle Torr.
Michèle Torr took part in the Eurovision Song Contest twice
In 1964, Michèle Torr made herself known to the general public with her first 45 laps It’s hard being 16, chart topper. She was 16 years old then. That same year she made her debut at the Olympia to open for Claude François. Success is on the way. In 1966 she was then selected to represent Luxembourg at the Eurovision Song Contest. where she gets the 10th place of the classification. The singer repeats the experience eleven later. She represented Monaco in 1977 with the song A french girl and gets the 4th place on the podium.
Michèle Torr, 450 songs: her hits and successes
Michèle Torr sings about love. Her powerful voice never left her. With 30 million records sold 30 gold discs and 1 platinum, his career is dizzying. Michèle Torr has recorded more than 450 songs including Take me, my name is Michèle, a little French, I appeal to tenderness, him, a blue wave… So much famous refrains who marked the history of French song and who still sing in the cottages today.
Michèle Torr and Christophe: words that hurt
Michèle Torr was 19 when she fell in love with Christophe, whose real name was Daniel Bevilacqua. After a passionate love story, the singer leaves the young woman. That’s when she discovered she was pregnant. Unfortunately, the dandy refuses to recognize the child. The interpreter of Aline who had died of Covid in April 2020, had come back to this rupture in his memoir entitled Live the night, dream the day, Posthumously published by Denoël Editions, on the initiative of his wife Véronique. A story without gibberish that lifts the veil of this separation.
“Some time later I found out that she was pregnant. She probably thought that this kid would bind us a little bit more. That’s probably why she kept it. But it didn’t bring us closer, quite the opposite.‘ says his book. Shocked by these statements, Michèle Torr wanted to restore the truth. “The passages that concern me are completely wrong and absolutely do not reflect the truth about our relationship. and I do not believe that these memoirs are by Christophe‘ she assured Gala. Harsh words that hurt the legendary ’60s singer.”Read in this memoir that one day I thought having a child with Christophe “would bond us a little bit more”… Those lies hurt“she regretted.
Allegations rejected by the publisher Dorothée Cunéo, who also spoke up Gala. “Christophe is of course the author of his memoirs. Of course, I have all my correspondence with him on the subject. Véronique Bevilacqua, Christophe’s wife, also opened the couple’s photo album to me, but did not interfere with the text.”she had assured.
Michèle Torr: her son Romain Vidal, who has multiple sclerosis
Romain Vidal was born from the idyll between Michèle Torr and Christophe. Unfortunately, the singer ofA line never acknowledged his paternity. Suffering from multiple sclerosis since 2007, Romain Vidal, now 54, revealed the difficult medical journey he is undergoing on his Facebook account in November 2021. “I’m back in rehab and it’s not over yet!” he wrote. Fortunately, the late singer’s son can count to the tireless support of his mother, Michèle Torr.
“He’s exceptional. You know, sick people mostly don’t complain and are examples of life. He gives me strength, he is positive‘ she confided people without end Early 2021. Together they founded in 2013 the Union Multiple sclerosis, Pays d’Aix. Determined to advance research to help patients with multiple sclerosis, Mother and son regularly organize benefit concerts for the benefit of the association.
Who is Jean-Vidal, Michèle Torr’s ex-husband?
Michele Torr lived 22 years with Jean Vidal, French journalist and director. If the singer never recognized Christophe Romain, son of Michèle Torr, Jean Vidal adopted him after marrying the singer in 1969. From their love story was born a daughter, Emilie, in 1973.
After twenty happy years, Michèle Torr discovers this Jean Vidal owes five million francs. “My husband, Jean Vidal, was very close to my most important collaborators. When I got divorced, I also lost my producer, my record company. I discovered that I was in debt. We had a lot of money, we lived in palaces, we bought houses. I didn’t care. After that I sold a lot, I was refunded the equivalent of 5 million francs‘ she explained in the columns of the Parisian. Jean Vidal died in 2003.
Who is Jean-Pierre Murzilli, Michèle Torr’s second husband?
After several sentimental failuresMichele Torr married Jean Pierre Murzilli in 1995. Finally she thinks she has found the rare pearl. But past the euphoria of the beginnings, Their relationship is rapidly deteriorating. Her spouse changes his behavior and constantly belittles her. Under the influence of itnarcissistic pervert“, the singer could not leave him, she explained We both in August 2020. But one day she decides, “stop accepting the unacceptable, humiliation, insults” and to leave Jean-Pierre Murzilli.
In 1997, two years after saying “yes,” the couple divorced. But the interpreter My name is MicheleIn doing so, he finally does not draw a line under his former companion. The couple then gives each other a second chance.
“We exchanged vows of love again and met in person until the day we realized it We were even more in love than the first day We lived together again, bought the house of our new found happiness and even decided to remarry. Like a vital need to prove to ourselves that our divorce was a massive mistake‘ she confided France Sunday.
When everything seems fine on the surface, rumbling in intimate maid scenes. In 2010, Michèle Torr reported domestic violence. They separate in 2019. Far from being resentful, the singer had confided We both got along well with her ex-husband. “We speak to each other today. You know I can’t be mad at someone I love. Love is different, love changes, but it’s still there. That’s how I see things.” And to add: “That’s life, that’s how it is. We’re doing our best, we’re doing what we can.” she closed.
Michèle Torr in the face of illness
Michèle Torr’s beautiful career was hampered by illness. after a Due to a serious health problem in 2016, Michèle Torr had to temporarily give up the stage. A painful experience that she had confided in back then France Sunday. “For the fourth time in a few months I’ve been the victim ofCardiac arrhythmias, more specifically atrial fibrillation. I usually have a slow, athletic heart, but every once in a while it races. So I was hospitalized (…). I received electric shocks to restore a normal heartbeat, but since this is my fourth time getting it, I am no longer entitled to it‘ she reported.
In 2018, she was hospitalized again on tourtender age. “I was lost for a few minutes. I’ve read everywhere that I’ve lost my mental abilities, that’s not true“, reassured her on the RTL microphone. Michèle Torr was back on his feet and able to continue her tour and find her audience. Happy Birthday !