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9 JUL 2014 | VIA CELINEDION.COM

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. read more

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