The Bozos

The Bozos. Informal collective of chansonniers who in May 1959 established, and in subsequent months performed at, an early boîte à chansons in Montreal, Chez Bozo (1208 Crescent St). They took their name from the Félix Leclerc song 'Bozo'.

The Bozos

The Bozos. Informal collective of chansonniers who in May 1959 established, and in subsequent months performed at, an early boîte à chansons in Montreal, Chez Bozo (1208 Crescent St). They took their name from the Félix Leclerc song 'Bozo'. Principals were Jacques Blanchet, Hervé Brousseau, Clémence Desrochers, Jean-Pierre Ferland, Claude Léveillée and Raymond Lévesque. Though short-lived, the Bozos are seen in retrospect to have signalled the emergence of the chansonnier as the dominant figure in music during the 1960s in Quebec (see also Chansonniers).