Bill Wyman (born William George Perks; 24 October 1936) is an English musician, record producer, songwriter and singer best known as the bassist for the English rock and roll band the Rolling Stones from 1962 until 1993. Since 1997, he has recorded and toured with his own band, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings. He has worked producing both records and film, and has scored music for film in movies and television.
“(Si Si) Je Suis un Rock Star” was a solo hit for Bill Wyman in 1981. It was placed on his eponymous album of the same year, through A&M Records.
Wyman originally recorded the song as a demo for Ian Dury. He was happy to hand it over to someone else because at that juncture he did not want to make solo records. The problem was no one would play it to Dury and it would not be played to other artists because they all thought Wyman should do it himself, so he reluctantly cut the track himself, using an accent he later described as “Cockney French”.
The song’s highest chart position in the UK was at #14 spending nine weeks in total in the Top 40.
(Si SI) Je Suis Un Rock Star (Special Edited Version) 7:24
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