Born in Brooklyn – New York City on November (5 or 7), 1938 Joe Ira Dassin (Joseph) was the son of Jules Dassin and Beatrice Launer. After a period of disturbances (involving his family) at home and uncertainty abroad, the family finally got settled in Paris – France. He was a very popular French/American singer(naturalized) with an enviable palmarès. Although his life was short, his musical legacy was nothing but impressive.
To have a more edifying grasp about Joe Dassin’s musical and life story, it would be nice to read his biography.
Salut (salute) is one of the many successful songs in Joe Dassin’s repertory.