“I Was A Thing,” Corinne Marino (Former Phone) Talks About The Toxic Relationship With Louis Bertignac That Turned Her Into An Addict

Singer and guitarist Corinne Marino was part of the “Téléphone” group at the time. The remarkably beautiful brunette won the heart of Louis Bertinac during this period. A look back at the iconic love story of the musicians.

If “Téléphone” was one of the most popular rock bands of the 80s in France, its ending was not entirely happy. In fact, while the three members founded another boy by the name of “Les Insus”, Corinne, she was not a part of it.

Corinne and Louis Bertignac’s relationship during “The Phone”

It is a group that has distinguished an entire generation. Comprised of Louis Bertinac, Jean-Louis Hubert, Richard Kolinka and Corinne Marino, “Téléphone” was founded in 1976 and quickly became a success. Together, these four musicians have managed to sell more than 6 million albums by pooling their talents.

Members of the “Téléphone” group on a Cannes beach in May 1980. | Photo: Getty Images

But if their songs were marginalized by all of France at the time, the group was also distinguished from others by the romantic relationship between two members. Obviously, it’s Louis Bertignac and Corinne Marino.

For the record, the two stars were friends first before moving to a higher level. However, the couple haven’t fallen in love right away since according to Corinne, though she found the singer “cool” from the moment she saw him, she never thought of marrying him.

The musical telephone group standing in the bathtub from left to right Jean-Louis Hubert, Louis Bertignac, Corinne Marino and Richard Kolinka in January 1978 in Paris. | Photo: Getty Images

But fate would have it otherwise. Over time, Lewis and the guitarist began to get closer and closer, and they even maintained a beautiful romance. In an interview, the musician claimed that at that time, they were always “stuck”.

Madly in love, Corinne began relying on toxic substances during their relationship. The person who admitted to having fallen into “Louis’s “amorous submission and quiet heroin addiction” said:

“It’s the heart of our trilogy, Lewis, the heroine and me.”

Photo of Corinne Marino from the telephone set; Corinne Marino. | Photo: Getty Images

At that time, since he was at the peak of his career, Louis Bertignac was also the object of interest of many girls, who did not please his ex-girlfriend at all. A condition she herself described as “humiliation”.

“I went through being a brave, liberated and revolutionary woman, a kind of adventurer (…) In fact, I was a target. I was there for love”,

revealed it.

Corinne Marino and the Télephone band in concert in Paris in 1987, France. | Photo: Getty Images

The singer, for his part, confirmed that Corinne, who was an “exclusive and possessive lover”, slowed down the “Hamas” of some of the girls who approached him.

Separation and departure from the group

Despite the passionate love they shared, the relationship between Louis Bertignac and Corinne Marino did not last. However, this separation did not prevent the singer from worrying about the guitarist, who at that time made several suicide attempts.

The musical group stands The Telephone in the Bathtub with Jean-Louis Aubert, Louis Bertignac, Corinne Marino and Richard Kolinka from left to right in January 1978 in Paris. | Photo: Getty Images

As a result, Lola Bertignac’s father asked the other members of the group to keep an eye on his former companion. Especially after this request from the singer, Corinne began to approach another member.

In fact, the musician became complicit with Jean-Louis Hubert, a situation “weird” for Louis, he said.

Then, in 1986, the group had shocked more than one by announcing their separation, in the wake of tensions that emerged within the members.

The musical group stands The Telephone in the Bathtub with Jean-Louis Aubert, Louis Bertignac, Corinne Marino and Richard Kolinka from left to right in January 1978 in Paris. | Photo: Getty Images

After that, Corinne together with Louis Bertignac decided to form the “Visitors”. The latter was a private composer, in addition to the two former love birds, Serge Operetta, guitarist, Hafeez Al-Saeedi, drummer as well as pianist Louis Ehrlich.

Despite the success of this new group, Corinne decided to retire there in 1991, in order to focus a bit more on her personal projects.

Corinne’s new life

Since the release of the album “Another World” for her previous group “Telephone” in 1984, Corinne Marino has already started working as a soloist.

Portrait of bassist Corinne Marino of the French rock band Telephone during a concert at the Zenith on October 12, 1984 in Paris, France. | Photo: Getty Images

In fact, with the help of Louis Bertignac and Eric Serra, this beautiful woman wrote two songs for the soundtrack to the movie “Subway”. It is, in fact, “Gun and People” as well as “It’s Just a Puzzle”, which was a huge hit when it was released.

At the same time, Corinne also discovered another passion, entering the world of the seventh art. In fact, in 1985, the musician became an actress by playing alongside Gerard Lanvin, in Patrick Deolph’s “I Want You”. In 2011, she also appeared in several fiction works including “Angel and Tony” and “Monsieur Papa”.

Portrait of Corinne Marino, singer and bassist of the French telephone rock band, wearing an Indian headdress with feathers in front of a fishing port, circa 1980 | Photo: Getty Images

In addition, after leaving “Visitors” in 1991, the singer released her eponymous debut album in 2002. It is an audio work that contains twelve songs that she herself wrote with the help of her former companion Louis Bertignac.

On this album we can also find some covers such as “La marseillaise visit”, titled “Berceuse” in the composition, as well as “You Don’t Have to Cry” by Stephen Stills.

But Corine Marienneau doesn’t forget where she’s coming from since the beautiful woman co-created a double-DVD “Telephone” in 2006, titled “Telephone unlimited.” She also collaborated with Alex Gopher to remake the group’s records.

Members of the telephone group stand in the bathtub with from left to right Jean-Louis Hubert, Louis Bertignac, Corinne Marino, and Richard Kolinka in January 1978 in Paris. | Photo: Getty Images

The aim of this project was to bring together all the albums of “Téléphone” and some performances and especially the titles of the group that were not placed in their composition.

For their part, the other former members of “Téléphone”, Jean-Louis Hubert, Louis Bertignac and Richard Kolinka met in 2015 to form a group under the name “Les Insus”. They performed on stage until 2017 and did not invite Corinne Marino to join them.

After being invited to the set of “We Don’t Lie” on France 2, the president in question gave her opinion on the group’s return without her.

Members of the telephone group stand in the bathtub with from left to right Jean-Louis Hubert, Louis Bertignac, Corinne Marino and Richard Kolinka in January 1978 in Paris, France. | Photo: Getty Images

“When we organize a huge event using azimuths and squares, changing the name to make sure I can’t attend (…) they don’t want me to come! That’s it!”,

She said.

In his defence, Louis Bertinac explained that if he and the other members did not contact his ex-girlfriend to form “Les Insus”, it was to avoid conflicts between her and Jean-Louis. Link.

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