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Beau Dommage is a 1970s rock band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, who achieved great popular success in Quebec and France. The group's style included rich vocal harmonies and elements borrowed from folk and country music.
"La complainte du phoque en Alaska" ("Complaint of the seal in Alaska") and "Ginette", among others, have become classics.
Beau Dommage started in 1972 as an offshoot of the creative association "La Quenouille Bleue". Pierre Huet, Robert LÃ©ger and Michel Rivard were soon joined by Pierre Bertrand. The next year, RÃ©al and Marie-MichÃ¨le Desrosiers also joined the band.
The group's first album, Beau Dommage, was released in 1974 and broke sales records at the time. The next year, OÃ¹ est passÃ© la noce reached oro on its first day of sales. The group met with considerable success on its yearly tours of Europe between 1975 and 1978, and also performed on numerous occasions in Quebec and the rest of Canada.