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Anne D.: "Sacha, the Prince....... Charming!"

Tell us about your first memory of Sacha?
I wasn’t 15, but about 18 months (I was already talking fluently) and it’s my first childhood memory. My grandfather had taken me for a walk in the forest, I fell in ecstasy in front of magnificent tree shouting: “Look Pépé! Scoubidous!!! Full of scoubidous!!! A scoubidou tree!!!” In fact it was a hazel tree in flower! From then in the family hazel flowers are called " scoubidous". This happened in 1959 and today in 2008, I’m still just as much a fan of Sasha.

Have you met him?
I had the great pleasure of meeting Sacha 14th July 1974, in his dressing room before his show. He was with Gerry Bruno. Wow!!! What a lovely man is our SACHA!!! Good looking!!! Charming!!! Kind!!! Patient!!! Funny!!! And very modest on top of all that. For around 45 minutes he looked through and commented on my school file full of all the photos I had of him, as well as those of his family and stage. And this artist of immense talent, before I left, had the kindness to say: “Bravo!"

Which is your favourite of Sacha’s songs?
Horrible question for a fan like me!!! Sacha’s repertoire is so huge and varied that it’s really hard to make just one choice. But I have a "soft spot" for the songs which express feelings that anyone can have at any moment of one’s existence.
"ALBUM D’UN AMOUR", "CE TOUT PETIT POINT SUR LA NEIGE", "MA FEMME", "MON P’TIT BOUT D’CHOU", "MON FILS", "PLEURE PAS", "LA VIEILLE DAME", "AU BOUT DU COMPTE", "POUR DIRE JE T’AIME", "CES MOTS STUPIDES", "LE VOYAGE A VENISE"... And so many others as well!!!

Which is your favourite side of Sacha’s personality?
Sacha being an all round artist, I love all sides of his personality. One regret, being totally objective, a film career too short. However he’d proved himself several times and he was so genuine!

If you had to describe Sacha… What words would you use?…
Oh! The smile, the look, magnetism, kindness!!! The friend, brother, father, the man of a lifetime that each of us dreams of being like for all his human and good and his legendary good temper qualities humaines et morales et cette bonne humeur légendaire.
SACHA, THE PRINCE...........CHARMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anne D.
Saint Amand les Eaux (59) France