Jean Guidoni (3 May 1951 in Toulon, Var) is a French singer and songwriter.
|Born||3 May 1952|
|Labels||Universal Music Group, Wagram|
Jean Guidoni started recording in 1975, and in 1977, recorded his first album with a song written by Jacques Lanzmann. But he didn't feel fit in this repertoire. He found a daring author in Pierre Philippe, who wrote for him the album Je Marche Dans les Villes ("I walk in the cities") released in 1980. The major themes were homosexuality and BDSM, and the album was awarded the prestigious Grand Prix du Disque for French Song by the Académie Charles Cros in 1981.
The Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla composed the music for the next album, still with lyrics by Pierre Philippe, Crime Passionnel. His 1985 album Putains ("Whores") was considered "scandalous".
In 1995, the famous film-composer Michel Legrand composed the music for his album Vertigo, containing a song about dealing with AIDS, N'Oublie Jamais Qui Tu Es. Juliette Noureddine, who formerly worked with Pierre Philippe, participated in the writing of the 1999 show Fin de Siècle.
His next album was only released in 2004, with lyrics by writers Marie Nimier and Jean Rouaud, on music by new Francophone singers such as Daniel Lavoie and Édith Fambuena. La Pointe Rouge saw the participation of Dominique A, Philippe Katerine and Jeanne Cherhal, among others.
- Guidoni 77 (1977)
- Guidoni 78 (1978)
- Je marche dans les villes (1980)
- Crime passionnel (1982)
- Le Rouge et le Rose (1983)
- Putains (1985)
- Tigre de porcelaine (1987)
- Aux tourniquets des grands cafés (1990)
- Cas particuliers (1993)
- Vertigo (1995)
- Trapèze (2004)
- La Pointe rouge (2007)
- Chante Prévert - Étranges étrangers (2008)
- Paris - Milan (2014)
- Légendes urbaines (2017)
- Chromos (1986)
- Jean Guidoni à L'Olympia (1988)
- Concert 1989
- Fin de siècle 1 & 2 (1999-2000)
- Crime passionnel (2001)
- Fenêtre sur cœur (1997)
- Long Box (2003)
- Scènes de vie (2004)