Luc Plamondon

Inducted in 1999

Outside of Quebec he is perhaps best known for writing songs for Céline Dion. But Luc Plamondon’s career as a lyricist has spanned many decades, artists and countries.

Plamondon was born March 2, 1942, in St-Raymond-de-Portneuf, near Quebec City. As a child he studied piano and listened to the “turlutes” of La Bolduc, Canada’s first “chansonnière.” He wrote his first song at age 16 and discovered literature at the Collège des Jésuites, later studying it at the Université de Montréal. He also earned a Bachelor of Education at Laval University.

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Celine Dion and Bruno Pelletier perform “Le Blues du businessman” from Luc Plamondon’s 1979 rock opera Starmania.