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.

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