A great voice from Europe 1 has died out.
Christian Barbier, presenter of the nocturnal program "Barbier de nuit", died on Thursday at the age of 82, blue radio announced.
"From 1967 to 1998, the host had presented programs, especially in the second part of the evening, such as" Barber at night ", which marked several generations", recalled the station.
"RIP Christian Barbier the unforgettable voice that helped me fall asleep when I was a teenager with his legendary "Night Barber" on Europe 1", reacted on Twitter the host Florian Gazan.
RIP Christian Barbier the unforgettable voice that helped me fall asleep when I was a teenager with his mythical "Barbier de Nuit" on Europe 1 :(
— Florian Gazan (@flogazan) August 4, 2022
A whole career at Europe 1
From his real name Christian EspItalier, Christian Barbier had also animated “The night is ours”, the “Club Kriter” or “Enter without knocking”.
For the credits of his shows, Christian Barbier (namesake of the actor who died in 2009) used "Where the rainbow ends" by the Tony Hiller Orchestra, which has become cult.
His career at Europe 1 began in 1963, a few years later he posed his voice in the program "Thank you for coming".
Until becoming a figure of the chain, in particular thanks to its daily program “Service de nuit”.
From 1970, Christian Barbier obtained a wider time slot for
La nuit est à nous
and hosted the show until three in the morning.
Three years later, Europe 1 decided to stop the program but the host returned to the air and resumed the nocturnes with
Barbier de nuit
in 1980 until 1998. Little media, his last public appearance dates from 2017 at the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival.