Brigitte Fontaine is celebrating her 81st birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, she is one of the most acclaimed singers of her generation.
Popular singer-songwriter-author Brigitte Fontaine (Prohibition, Le goudron, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of herself hidden from view. At 81st birthday, she remains a woman of many facets.
Fontaine, a cultural icon
Born in Morlaix on June 24, 1939, Brigitte Fontaine's career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in French history. Fontaine's not just a great singer, she's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business woman. At this point in her career, there seems to be little Brigitte hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Brigitte Fontaine as she promises more to come. After all, she's only 81.
Happy Birthday, Brigitte, you're the best!
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