Etienne Daho

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Étienne Daho
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Étienne Daho (born January 14, 1956 in Oran, Algeria) is a French singer who has racked up an extensive number of synth-driven and rock-influenced pop hits in the French-speaking world since 1981. He ended up in the city of Rennes during the 60s when his mother got a job in a local hospital. As a teen, he hung around with Guillaume Israel from the band Modern Guy, but also some members of Marquis De Sade. During the fall of 1979, he recorded his first songs with Richard Dumas on guitar, then in June 1980, he performed 5 songs live at MJC La Paillette, in Rennes. His first LP was released in 1981 with some fellow musicians of MdS. The release of his single Tombé Pour La France in 1985 created a real "Dahomania" all around the country. In 2010, Daho celebrated 30 years of career and is still around.

He sings in a low, whispery voice somewhat akin to Leonard Cohen or Benjamin Biolay, and his music videos establish his innovative and creative flair visually. He cites Françoise Hardy as one of his main influences.

2020, Etienne Daho is the French Ambassador for The French Record Store Day
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201 887 Mythomane — Etienne Daho Etienne Daho Mythomane (Album) Virgin 201 887 France 1981 Sell This Version
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70232 La Notte, La Notte... — Etienne Daho Etienne Daho La Notte, La Notte... (Album) Virgin 70232 France 1984 Sell This Version
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50429 Pop Satori — Etienne Daho Etienne Daho Pop Satori (Album) Virgin 50429 France 1986 Sell This Version
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30175 Pour Nos Vies Martiennes — Etienne Daho Etienne Daho Pour Nos Vies Martiennes (Album) Virgin 30175 France 1988 Sell This Version
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30288 Live Ed ! — Etienne Daho Étienne Daho* Live Ed ! (Album) Virgin 30288 France 1989 Sell This Version
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50895 Paris Ailleurs — Etienne Daho Etienne Daho Paris Ailleurs (Album) Virgin 50895 France 1991 Sell This Version
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724383927982 DahOlympia — Etienne Daho Etienne Daho DahOlympia (Album) Virgin 724383927982 France 1993 Sell This Version
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VISA 8151 Eden — Etienne Daho Etienne Daho Eden (Album) Virgin, Virgin VISA 8151 France 1996 Sell This Version
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VISA 6013 Corps & Armes — Etienne Daho Etienne Daho Corps & Armes (Album) Virgin VISA 6013 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
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724381129227 Live — Etienne Daho Etienne Daho Live (Album) Virgin 724381129227 France 2001 Sell This Version
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7243 5 920862 6 Réévolution — Etienne Daho Etienne Daho Réévolution (Album) Virgin 7243 5 920862 6 France 2003 Sell This Version
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7243 8 60658 0 3 Sortir Ce Soir (Best Of Live) — Etienne Daho Etienne Daho Sortir Ce Soir (Best Of Live) (Album) Capitol Music 7243 8 60658 0 3 Taiwan 2005 Sell This Version
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50999 5039300 8 L'Invitation — Etienne Daho Étienne Daho* L'Invitation (Album, EP) Capitol Music 50999 5039300 8 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
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5099996491997 Daho Pleyel Paris (Paris, Le 3 Décembre 2008) — Etienne Daho Etienne Daho Daho Pleyel Paris (Paris, Le 3 Décembre 2008) (Album) Capitol Music 5099996491997 France 2009 Sell This Version
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none Le Condamné À Mort — Etienne Daho Jeanne Moreau Et Étienne Daho* Jeanne Moreau Et Étienne Daho* - Le Condamné À Mort (Album) Radical Pop Music, Naïve none France 2010 Sell This Version
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374 619-2 Les Chansons De L'Innocence Retrouvée — Etienne Daho Étienne Daho* Les Chansons De L'Innocence Retrouvée (Album) Polydor 374 619-2 France 2013 Sell This Version
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602537984374 Diskönoir Live — Etienne Daho Etienne Daho Diskönoir Live (Album) Polydor 602537984374 France 2014 Sell This Version
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579 474-8 Blitz — Etienne Daho Etienne Daho Blitz (Album) Virgin, Universal Music France, Mercury Music Group 579 474-8 France 2017 Sell This Version
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J02363, 978-2-07-513565-8 Le Vilain Petit Canard — Etienne Daho Arnaud Valois, Étienne Daho* Arnaud Valois, Étienne Daho* - Le Vilain Petit Canard (Album) Gallimard Jeunesse, Gallimard Jeunesse J02363, 978-2-07-513565-8 France 2019 Sell This Version
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9530442 Surf (Volumes 1 & 2) — Etienne Daho Étienne Daho* Surf (Volumes 1 & 2) (Album) Parlophone 9530442 France 2020 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

SA 3026 Il Ne Dira Pas — Etienne Daho Etienne Daho Il Ne Dira Pas (Maxi) Virgin SA 3026 France 1981 Sell This Version
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SA 1039 Cow Boy — Etienne Daho Etienne Daho Cow Boy(7", Single, Promo) Virgin SA 1039 France 1981 Sell This Version
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104.737 Le Grand Sommeil / A Quoi Tu Ressembles — Etienne Daho Etienne Daho Le Grand Sommeil / A Quoi Tu Ressembles (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin 104.737 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
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105137 Sortir Ce Soir — Etienne Daho Etienne Daho Sortir Ce Soir (Single) Virgin 105137 France 1983 Sell This Version
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10636 Week-end À Rome — Etienne Daho Etienne Daho Week-end À Rome (Single, Maxi) Virgin 10636 Japan 1984 Sell This Version

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steveinlondon

steveinlondon

January 8, 2022
I agree with maxai. It's a bit bizarre that this man, once considered the most British of French singers, has so few comments. Etienne Daho is still turning out interesting work, sometimes reworkings and remixes of old tracks (such as "Il ne dira pas"), sometimes left field ("La Condamné à mort" with Jeanne Moreau), sometimes on the button ("Virus X" with Italoconnection - in its various remixes). He is a feature of French pop music and his concerts rock. Eden is also my favourite album. Catch him while he's still with us!
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maxal

maxal

September 28, 2018
Etienne Daho has been around for almost four decades so it is a bit strange there are no comments. At his best Daho provides good, sparkly French pop and chansons d'amour.

Eden is my favourite Daho album. L'Homme Qui Marche is a good anthology of his whole span of work (and the double, clear vinyl version is immaculately produced).
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