Before meeting France Gall, Michel Berger shared the life of Véronique Sanson. Love was there until the singer decided to end their story. And his way of doing things was not the most classy.
On August 2, a very sad anniversary was celebrated: that of the death of Michel Berger. On vacation in Ramatuelle, the singer and songwriter was swept away by a heart attack after a game of tennis at the age of 44. An immeasurable loss which will plunge France Gall into immense disarray. If the fans of Michel Berger mainly have known their idol with the interpreter of Ella She has, the latter is not the only known woman whose life he shared. His talent as a composer and lyricist, Michel Berger had also put him at the service of other stars of French song. A musical journey that W9 scrutinizes in the documentary Michel Berger, a few words of love, broadcast this Wednesday, August 4. Among her clients was Véronique Sanson. In addition to having composed songs for him, Michel Berger also sang the serenade for him. The couple live a cloudless story, divided between declarations of love and studio work on the singer’s new album. At least, apparently.
“I blamed myself so much”
In 1972, while they were working on new titles, Véronique Sanson was absent to go ” look for cigarettes “. A definitive departure since she will never come back. In reality, the one who will later marry Pierre Palmade is party to find Stephen Stills in the United States, with whom ” the attraction was too powerful According to the main interested party.
Michel Berger does not guess it yet and spends his time worrying and contact hospitals and authorities, believing in a disappearance. Véronique Sanson simply abandoned him, without daring to tell him anything. An attitude she confided to regret in 2015: “I did not feel guilty for having left, but for having had the cowardice not to warn Michel, she revealed in L’Obs. In my defense, I was young, I must have been 20 or 21 years old. So not guilty, but cowardly. Between the two, there is a sacred nuance. I was a coward and I blamed myself so much “. Unfortunately, she never had the time to tell him about her regrets …