On This Day...

2014/07/09 3:00AM Canada (English)

On this day, in 2003, Celine performed on stage alongside several other Quebec artists in Gatineau, Quebec for a special tribute concert to legendary French songwriter, the late Eddy Marnay. Eddy Marnay wrote the first songs that Celine recorded and they made five albums together. Among the songs that Eddy Marnay wrote for Celine are “Tellement j’ai d’amour pour toi”, which won the gold medal at the 1982 Yamaha Music Festival in Tokyo, and “D’amour ou d’amitié”, a song that made Celine the first Canadian artist to receive a gold record in France; the song sold over 700,000 copies. Celine and René named one of their twin boys, Eddy in honour of the famous songwriter, who was also a close friend.

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So glad these two partnered up! Great songs! Some of my favorites of hers!

Congratulations Celine for the awards and selling over 700,000 copies which to me is absolutely amazing!!!!! Laughing out loud you most certainly earned and deserved it!!!!! Laughing out loud
My top favorite songs Eddy wrote for Celine are: Mon Ami M'a Quitte, D'amour Ou D'amitie, Tellement J'ai Damour Pour Toi, and Une Colombe Smile
I love you forever Celine!!!!! Laughing out loud

I am so glad Céline had him as a friend and songwriter! He just knew what Céline needed. Thank you, Eddy Smile