Lyricist and academic Jean-Loup Dabadie is dead

Artist and academic Jean-Loup Dabadie died on Sunday in Paris 81 years, announced his agent Bertrand de Labbey. We owe him the script for movies like “César and Rosalie” as well as lyrics for pipes like “We Will All Go to Paradise” by Michel Polnareff

The President of French Academy No. 19 is now vacant. Its occupants, artist Jean-Loup Dabadie died Sunday, May 24 in Paris at the age of 81, his agent Bertrand de Labbey announced to AFP. He has used his many talents in various areas such as literature, journalism, film and song.

“Jean-Loup Dabadie died today at 13. He was a complete artist, he had succeeded in all the arts: the sketch with Guy Bedos [pour lequel il avait écrit de nombreux textes, NDLR] ; the song with Polnareff [“Lettre à France”] and Julien Clerc [“Femmes je vous aime”] ; and also film as a screenwriter and adapter, ”said his agent.

Song lyrics that marked a generation

Born in Paris in 1938, Jean-Loup Dabadie had started as a writer and journalist, before becoming a very successful sketch writer, then a tremendous lyricist and scriptwriter noted for his lyrics full of tenderness and nostalgia.

In particular, he signed the script for Claude Sautet’s films including “César et Rosalie” and “Les choses de la vie”, and signed the lyrics to songs that rocked an entire generation, including “We Will All Go to Paradise” (Michel Polnareff) to ” Women I love you “(Julien Clerc).

Jean-Loup Dabadie had just finished adapting to the cinema in a novel by Georges Simenon, “The green shutters”, whose first role was to be played by Gérard Depardieu.

With AFP