Michel Polnareff is a French singer-songwriter who peaked in popularity in France in the mid-1960s with his penultimate original album, Kma-Stra. He is still critically acclaimed and performs on occasion in France, Belgium, and Switzerland.
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Michel Polnareff Biography
Michel Polnareff (born 3 July 1944) is a French singer-songwriter, who was popular in France from the mid-1960s until the early 1990s with his penultimate original album, Kāma-Sūtra. He is still critically acclaimed and occasionally tours in France, Belgium and Switzerland.
Michel Polnareff Age
He was born on July 3, 1944, so his age was 78 years as of 2022.
Michel Polnareff Height
His height is 1.72 meters
Michel Polnareff Parents
He is the son of Leib Polnareff and Simone Lane. His mother, Simonne Lane, was a Breton dancer, and his father, Leib Polnareff, was a Russian Jewish immigrant from Odessa who worked with Édith Piaf.
Michel Polnareff Career
In 1965 Polnareff won a prize in Paris of recording at Barclay Records, but as part of the counterculture he turned down this opportunity. It was Lucien Morisse, then director at Europe 1, who made him sign with AZ. His first disc, La Poupée qui fait non (1966), was an unexpected success. Its new musical style and Polnareff’s atypical image, crossed borders. During this period, he played concerts in Brussels for one week sharing the bill with Jeff Beck. In France he gained many hits such as “La Poupée qui fait non”, “Love me, please love me”, “Sous quelle étoile suis-je né?”, “Ta-ta-ta-ta”, “Âme câline” (Soul Coaxing), “Mes regrets”, “Gloria”, “Holidays”, and “Tibili”. Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones performed on hit single “Holidays”.
On 8 December 2015, Polnareff announced the release of his new album in the first half of 2016 (between January and April 2016) and a new tour of 50 dates, mostly in France but also in Belgium and Switzerland, split into two legs : a Summer leg due to start on 30 April 2016 in Epernay and to end on 26 July 2016 (including a four-date stay at the Paris-Bercy Arena in early May 2016 and many appearances at Summer Festivals) and an Autumn leg due to start on 4 November 2016 and to end on 10 December 2016 in Bordeaux.
On 18 December 2015, a week before Christmas, Polnareff released “L’Homme en rouge”, the first single from his upcoming album and his first single since 2006 (only as a digital download and on streaming). “L’Homme en rouge” deals with Santa Claus.
In late April 2016, just before the beginning of the tour, Polnareff revealed that the new album was not finished yet, as he’s still working on 3 of the 9 announced tracks due to appear on it, that he has planned to play live during the tour a new song from it entitled “Sumi” about his SM experience with a geisha in Fukuoka, Japan and that a song he wrote about his son Louka – simply entitled “Louka’s song” – will appear on the new album. In december 2016, before the last concert of his tour he suffered a double pulmonary embolism and had to cancel the end of his tour.
On 3 October 2018, Polnareff announced the forthcoming release on 30 November 2018 of Enfin!, his (28-year) long-awaited new studio album. The album received a warm reception from the press and the fans.
Michel Polnareff Wife
had many girlfriends, including his manager Annie Fargue. The two dated for over 20 years but were never married. In 2004, he met Danyellah, a French journalist and model. On 28 December 2010, Polnareff’s girlfriend Danyellah gave birth to a boy, Louka, in Los Angeles; the baby was delivered by Polnareff.
On 21 February 2011, Polnareff announced via a Facebook post that a DNA test had revealed that he was not the biological father of the child. A later post indicated that his girlfriend had disappeared with the baby. They were separated for a few months, but are now reunited with their son, Louka. They lived in a house in Palm Springs where Polnareff had his own recording studio.
Michel Polnareff Net Worth
He reportedly has a net worth of about $275 million.