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Patrick Hernandez

Biography

Vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist Patrick Hernandez, given birth to to Spanish parents inside a northeast suburb of Paris, was one-third of Paris Palace Resort (aka PPH), a trio who also released a small number of post-glam and pop singles through the mid-’70s. Later on signed like a single designer to Aquarius, a Paris-based label that experienced released PPH’s “Back again to Boogie,” Hernandez partnered with maker Jean Vanloo and experienced tremendous success along with his 1st single, “Given birth to to become Alive.” The traveling, peppy Euro-disco quantity, released in past due 1978 as well as the title tabs on his debut recording, became a worldwide hit — number 1 in a number of countries, including France and Italy, TOP within the U.K., and Best 20 within the U.S. (For this time, among Hernandez’s history dancers was a pre-fame Madonna Ciccone.) Hernandez continued release a two albums, Crazy Day’s Secret Night’s (1980) and Great Bye (1981), and a couple of singles spread with the 1990s, but non-e of the result stood a potential for regaining his early industrial momentum. Hernandez ultimately retreated from your industry.

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Full Name Patrick Hernandez
Profession Singer
Nationality French
Spouse Luisa Fernandez
Children Victoria Hernandez
Music Songs Born to Be Alive, Nacido para Vivir, Disco Queen, Back to Boogie, Show Me the Way You Kiss, Loosing Sleep Over You, I Give You Rendez-Vous, Changer le monde avec l'amour, Por Fin Es Viernes Megamix, Crazy Days, Can't Keep It Up, Down on Easy Street, L.A. Shakedown, Mystery Nights, Born to Be Alive 2004, It Comes So Easy, Born to Be Alive 'max Usa', Slow Down, Goodbye, Think I Can Feel It, Children of Circumstance, Get Ready, Down on the Corner, Born to Be Alive '99 Remix', Ballerina, You Turn Me On, Someone Stepping on My Mushrooms, Por fin es viernes Radio, You Really Got Me, Borno to Be Alive, Born to Be Alive ’88, Lover Identity Card
Albums Born to Be Alive, Best of Patrick Hernandez, The Best of Patrick Hernandez: Born to Be Alive
Nominations Juno Award for International Single of the Year
Movies Stars 80


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tu cara me suena 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stars 80 2012 performer: "Born To Be Alive" / writer: "Born To Be Alive"
Le Skylab 2011 writer: "Born to be alive"
Immaturi 2011 writer: Song; "Born to Be Alive"
Getaway TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
La prima cosa bella 2010 performer: "Born To Be Alive" / writer: "Born To Be Alive"
Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever 2009 performer: "Born To Be Alive" / writer: "Born To Be Alive"
State of Play 2009 writer: "Born to Be Alive"
Banda sonora TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Pour le meilleur et pour le rire: La croisière du rire 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mania 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Idool 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Steve + Sky 2004 performer: "Born To Be Alive" / writer: "Born To Be Alive"
Die Hit-Giganten 2003 TV Series documentary performer: "Born to be Alive"
The Wog Boy 2000 performer: "Born to be Alive" / writer: "Born to be Alive"
Tohuwabohu TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1996 - 1998 writer - 2 episodes, 1996 - 1998
Coming In 1997 TV Movie performer: "Born To Be Alive" / writer: "Born To Be Alive"
Kiss Me, Guido 1997 performer: "Born To Be Alive" / writer: "Born To Be Alive"
Vegas Vacation 1997 performer: "Born To Be Alive" / writer: "Born To Be Alive"
Direktion City 1980 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Polizeiinspektion 1 TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1979 writer - 1 episode, 1979
Skatetown, U.S.A. 1979 performer: "Born To Be Alive" / writer: "Born To Be Alive"
Top of the Pops TV Series performer - 4 episodes, 1979 writer - 4 episodes, 1979
Roti Kapada Aur Makaan 1974 performer: "Born to Be Alive" / writer: "Born to Be Alive"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stars 80, la suite 2017 filming Patrick Hernandez
Stars 80 2012 Patrick Hernandez

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Van-Hellhessian 2009 Video short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
New American Bandstand 1965 1979 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Music-Hall à Provins 1979 TV Series Himself
Sacha Show 1979 TV Movie Himself
Seaside Special 1979 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1979 TV Series Himself
Numéro 1 1979 TV Series Himself
Village départ 2013-2015 TV Series Himself
Un soir à la Tour Eiffel 2015 TV Series Himself
Les années bonheur 2015 TV Series Himself
Du côté de chez Dave 2014 TV Series Himself
Salut les Terriens 2014 TV Series Himself
Signé Mireille Dumas 2013 TV Series Himself
C à vous 2013 TV Series Himself
Chabada 2012 TV Series Himself
Vivement dimanche 1999-2012 TV Series Himself
A Minha Geração 2008 TV Series Himself
Génération duo 2008 TV Movie Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Les grands du rire 2007 TV Series Himself
Podium 2006 TV Series Himself
Idool 2004 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Das ZDF-Sommerhitfestival 2000 TV Series Himself
Tapis rouge 1998 TV Series Himself
Les nouveaux rendez-vous 1980 TV Series Himself
Les rendez-vous du dimanche 1979-1980 TV Series Himself
Disco 1979 TV Series Himself
Collaroshow 1979 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Banda sonora 2008 TV Series Himself
Queens of Disco 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Footy Show 2006 TV Series Himself
Driven 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Top of the Pops 1979 TV Series Himself

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