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Joe Dassin
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Vocalist
    (November 5, 1938-August 20, 1980)
    Born in New York City, New York
    Died during a vacation to Tahiti at age 41
    Songs include 'Le chateau de sable (Sand castle),' 'A toi,' 'L'ete indien (Indian summer),' 'Et si tu n'existais pas (If you didn't exist),' 'L'equipe a Jojo,' 'Le moustique,' 'Le cafe des trois coulombes (Three doves),' 'Salut les amoureux,' 'L'Amerique,' 'Si tu penses a moi comme je penses a toi (If You Think About Me Like I Think About You)' and 'Le chanteur des rues (Street performer)'
    Albums include 'Les deux mondes de Joe Dassin,' 'Le chemin de Papa,' 'L'Amerique,' 'Joe,' 'Les femmes de ma vie' and 'Blue Country'
    As he proposed a French cover of a Trinidadian calypso song, two other artists beat him to the punch. His version failed while the others were big hits.
    During his first wedding party, at a Russian restaurant, he wound up plastered under a table.
    He delayed his honeymoon two years for the sake of his recording career.
    He was so intrigued by golf he took his clubs wherever he went.
    He became heavily depressed.
    His own death was attributed to drug abuse.
    He was able to perform in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Greek.
    His father was a victim of McCarthyism.
    He managed to get material released in the USSR thanks to his parents' left-wing leanings.
    During a vacation to a coconut forest in 1972, he bought several acres of territory and almost a mile of beach.
    Arnold Palmer was his partner during a Trophee Lancome contest.
    He survived four heart attacks.
    Chinese students performed his material at the Tianamen Square massacre of 1989.
    His musical legacy was taken up by his son Julien, who was born mere months before his fatal heart attack.

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