Maxime Le Forestier Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More
|Real Name||Bruno Le Forestier Gala|
|Profession||Singer, Music composer|
|Famous For|| His Song 'San Francisco'
|Physical Stats & More|
|Hair Color||Salt and Pepper|
|Debut||Albums: 1970: Maxime Le Forestier
|Awards, Honors, Achievements||1988: Music awarded for Original Song of the Year for Born Somewhere.
1996: Music Winner for Male Performer of the Year.
2000: Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters (December 15, 2000).
2020: Music of Honor Victory.
|Date of Birth||February 10, 1949 (Thursday)
|Age (as of 2022)||73 Years|
|Educational Qualification||Literature Copains d'avant L'internaute|
|Controversies||• With Juliette Gréco, Pierre Arditi, and Michel Piccolian, he signed an open letter, published on May 4, 2009, for the attention of Martine Aubry, the first secretary of the Socialist Party, encouraging the Socialists to adopt the Hadopi law. As we reported on Marc-Olivier Fogiel's May 5, 2009, broadcast, Maximum Le Forestier told us that those who were not opposed to piracy were Petainists. It has sometimes been reported that his public speaking was awkward or that he was misunderstood. Some see him as an example of an artist clinging to a disproportionate amount of rent. France 24|
|Relationships & More|
|Children||Son(s): Philippe le Forestier (Production Director; with Bettina) and Arthur Le Forestier (Singer; with Fabienne)
|Parents||Father- Robert Le Forestier
Mother - Genevieve
|Siblings||Sister- Annette & Catherine (elder)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Maxime Le Forestier
- At the age of 16, Maxime fell in love with horse riding and did it regularly. He said it helped him on stage more than mime and acting lessons.
- Maxime Le Forestier is a fan of Georges Brassens whom he discovered when he was in school. In October 1972, Maxime Le Forestier opened for his idol at the Bobino in Paris. He covered many hits by Brassen and released a complete tribute in 2005 and 2006, “Le Forestier Chante Brassens”.
- Maxime Le Forestier has participated in Les Enfoirés, the annual concert to raise money for the charity Restaurants du Cœur, since 1995.
- Maxime Le Forestier collaborated with Élie Chouraqui in 2004, for the musical “Spartacus le Gladiateur”. He composes the music and then wrote the texts of the show, while Elie Chouraqui took care of its staging.
- He performed on stage with his older sister, Catherine. They formed a duo Cat et Maxime and traveled through the cabarets of France.
- He began “San Francisco”, one of his most famous songs, with the line “It’s a blue house leaning against the hill”. Young Le Forestier lived in a blue house at 3841 18th Street in San Francisco when it was built by a hippie commune called “Hunga Dunga” in 1971. As a tribute to Le Forestier’s hippie roommates and friends, the anthem song pays homage to real people by mentioning their names. Phil Polizatto, who recalls Le Forestier’s stay in the blue house in his critically acclaimed book, Hunga Dunga: Confessions of an Unapologetic Hippie, echoes that sentiment. An official plaque acknowledging the song’s cultural significance was unveiled by the French consul in the summer of 2011 on Le Forestier’s house, which was repainted from light green to its original shade of blue.