Pierre Labelle (Pierre Labelle)

Pierre   Labelle

Singer, Comedian. A native of Windsor, Ontario, Labelle moved to Villeray, Quebec with his family at a young age. While still in high school, he joined his friends Rene Angelil and Jean Beaulne to form the music group Les Baronets. With Labelle’s distinct voice as the group’s main vocal, Les Baronets released their first album in 1963. As their popularity grew, they began to earn the reputation as being Quebec’s version of the Beatles due to their choosing to record French versions of songs made famous by the Beatles. Together, they released many hit songs including “Twiste et Chante,” “C’est fou mais c’est tout,” “Johanne,” and “Je suis fou.” With Beaulne leaving the group in 1970 and Angelil in 1972, Labelle left the music business and pursued a successful career as a comedian. After his death in 2000, he was buried unmarked in the Labelle family plot with a funeral paid for by his long time friend, Rene Angelil.

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Born

  • February, 16, 1941
  • Canada

Died

  • January, 18, 2000

Cemetery

  • notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery
  • Canada

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