Today marks the 63rd birthday of French chanson legend Renaud, the occasion being marked by a new documentary being broadcast on France 3 tonight
Entitled "Renaud, on t'a dans la peau", the film features tributes from artists including Patrick Bruel, Elodie Frégé and Nolwenn Leroy.
Renaud has been in poor health for a number of years, but his status as an artist remains undiminished.
The recent La Bande à Renaud albums showcased his work by artists from a younger generation, introducing him to many and raising his profile.
While his voice has been silent in public, he has been missed from the stage and the documentary will no doubt inspire hopes that some day he might eventually return.