Montreal (Qc) CANADA - 1995 File Photo -
Michel Louvain (born Michel Poulin on July 12, 1937) is a French Canadian singer most popular in the 60s and 70s among women. His first hit, "Buenas Noches Mi Amor", launched his career, and his biggest hits include "La Dame en Bleu" and "Je Déclare l'Amour au Monde Entier". He has also worked as a host for a varieties of shows on television and radio.
In the next 20 years, thanks to his numerous recordings and to his work as host for a succession of CFTM (Montreal) and CBC TV variety shows, Louvain was one of the reigning matinee idols of Quebec; his success was compared with that of Presley in the USA. His performances attracted mostly young female fans. He first performed in nightclubs, and, when his following grew more mature, in entertainment theaters. In the 1980s, he staged grandiose music-hall shows, with female dancers and scenery, at the PDA and across Quebec, including 'Autour du monde' in 1984.
These days he still tours Quebec, having played 2 soldout shows at the Bell Center in Montreal, May 31st and June 1 2008. He will tour till 2009.
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