Early in his 50-year career, French singer Eves Duterte wanted to write his autobiography. He talks about the importance of independence, his love for his profession, the encounters he has had over time that have made him great, and above all his unconditional love for his wife Noel.
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“I wanted to send a love declaration to my wife, Noel,” the singer-songwriter immediately admits to Ives Dutail. “He is at the heart of all my songs. A
Noel Leonor Mallard whom he married in 1975 and with whom he had a daughter, Martin. From the first page of his book, written with a sigh, like a long poem, we can understand all his love for her.
Even the suffering of these two relatives did not get better. Moreover, the trigger was through his wife’s great ordeal: in 1999 he was diagnosed with cancer. If he came out of it, he would write a book to show her his love. Why should we wait for people to die to honor them?
Then in 2013, after a fall and hospitalization, the singer learned that he had a heart defect and needed open-heart surgery; He had to shut everything down. Of course, there will always be people who will be able to show resilience and benefit from suffering. “It brought us together and made us big,” admits Yves Dutail.
For singers, deprived of program presentations, Epidemic had the opportunity to write this book and compose new ones, as well as revisit some songs. Driven by balance, even if music is ubiquitous in his universe, he also supports silence.
“It’s a cradle of inspiration,” said the 72-year-old singer. I am very intuitive in writing. A
The importance of choice
Yves Duteil talks about the importance of choice in his book, That True Freedom.
“I chose the best work in the world,” said the man who got his first guitar at the age of 15.
In addition to professional choices, there are choices we make on a daily basis
“I chose politeness, not cruelty, not slander, but politeness which is an important choice for me, even if I am rebellious and resistant”, considering the singer who mentioned that you have to be very resistant even after we have chosen gentleness. The choice of softness is everywhere, even say things.
She also chose to cultivate respect and humility, although 30 schools in France bear her name, and in 1988 she became the most beautiful singer of the 20th century. Hold a baby’s hand.
He also chose to go into politics to become mayor to defend projects close to his heart, even if it represents a challenge for the man of an artistic spirit, far removed from the Cartesian profile with which most politicians. He has also used his power to help liberate the Tibetan people, and he has sponsored many causes like the little prince who make the dreams of sick children come true. It’s a lot like all these ways of freedom.
Yves Duteil carries Quebec to his heart, like a beautiful love story, and he talks about it in his book. There are his Quebec fans, his Quebec public whom he considers extremely sensitive public, and there are also Quebec singers who have made him tremble, those who have portrayed it so well, let it grow. Among them is Gilles Vigneault, whom he considers a master of the pen, like Felix Leclerc, whom he met at his home in Ile d’Orlance. He has fond memories of the days when he sang with them, with Jean-Pierre Ferland and Claude Levili.
Before going into print, as he was re-reading his manuscript, he realized that there was a song within him on virtually every page of his book. “The songs complement the book,” says the singer. Thus, he decided to launch four CDs in the name of his book.
Yves Dutail is not about to stop, he is still just as enthusiastic about what he does. She loves to create passion with her songs, a work she has done for a lifetime to express beauty.
“As long as there is life, there will be songs,” he concluded.
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- The singer will be touring the Outremont Theater in Quebec, Montreal on March 23, 2023, and the Salle Albert-Russo in Quebec City on March 19, 2023.
- For all dates: productionsmartinleclerc.com/yves-duteil-2/
- With his book, he published, The way of liberation – song from the book4 CDs, a box set of 75 songs.
- You can follow him on his blog: blog.yvesduteil.com/blog/