All inducted songs
"Ton visage En me fermant les yeux Je le devine au creux Des nuages"
Ton Visage
  • Year Inducted: 2007
  • Written In: 1960
Songwriters
Paul de Margerie Songwriter
Artists
Félix Leclerc
Céline Dion
Renée Claude
Ton Visage is one of Jean-Pierre Ferland’s earliest songs. Recorded in 1961 on his second album, it helped make Ferland a household name in Quebec and was covered by the legendary Félix Leclerc – a major accolade and an early professional acknowledgement.

The song was written at the beginning of the ‘Chansonniers’ movement in Quebec when a troupe of actors, writers and singers, Les Bozos (Jean-Pierre Ferland, Clémence DesRochers, Claude Léveillée, Raymond Lévesque and Hervé Brousseau), were performing in their own venue, Quebec’s first ‘boîte à chanson.’ The need to vary the intimate theatre’s comedy and musical fare was the push Ferland needed to start writing songs. Les Bozos, named after a Félix Leclerc song, remained active for a year, and left a deep imprint on Quebec culture as stage pioneers.

Besides Félix Leclerc, Céline Dion also adopted Ton Visage as one of her favourite songs, performing it on several occasions.

Related News
October 13, 2018

Spirit of the West’s “Home for a Rest” inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

CSHF News
September 06, 2018

Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame to induct 70’s country hit “Paper Rosie” at 2018 CCMA Legends Show

CSHF News
Our Partners