Patrick Hernandez - Born To Be Alive (TopPop)

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Patrick Hernandez - Born to Be Alive • TopPop

Patrick Hernandez ( 6 April 1949 in Le Blanc-Mesnil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France) is a French singer who had a worldwide hit with "Born to Be Alive" in 1979. At the time he wrote this hit, he lived in Aalbeke (Vlaanderen, Belgium). It became a big hit worldwide. The single grossed about 25 million dollar. More than 20 million copies were sold. It became a #1 hit in France in April 1979. In the Netherlands Top 40 it reached #5 in 1979.

At the time 'Born To Be Alive' was a hit, a very young Madonna at the age of 19 was in the entourage of Patrick Hernandez in Paris. She told in an interview that she worked with him in Paris.

This video was recorded by TROS TV Program Rock Planet on 10 March 1979

Broadcast date: 10 March 1970

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