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They are Gerard Krawkzinki "Krapou", on lead, Christian Padovan on bass, Alain Delaby on rhythm and Daniel Bodonon on drums.
They started in 1962 and cut their first record under the name of The Challengers, and then a second record enjoyed good success.
Years later they founded Système Krapoutchik who enjoyed a lot of success in the 67-71.
Krapou played with Les players on their last EP, les guitaresz du dimanche, Jacques Dutronc, Hair with G Lenormand, Veronique Sanson, Magic Circus, France Gall, Michel Berger, Michel Sardou, Alain Jonasz, Françoise Hardy, Maxime Leforestier, he also wrote the music for Julien Clerc songs, backed him, and now plays in the jazz outfit Crapou & Labbe.
They recorded an album.
He is also working in a recording studio and plays from time to time Shadows music in some Parisian clubs.
Claude Putterflam, a record company (Vogue) managing director, in 1981 they made les Nostalgics: Destination X was the theme of radio program on France Inter (French BBC).
The album achieved little success so there was no follow up.
The line up: Jean Schultheis on drums plays with Maxime Leforestier a well known singer, Haddi Kalafat (former Fantômes, Fingers) on rhythm, Christian Padovan on bass.
They played with Burns guitars.
On the Jazz album 'Crapou & Labbe' they play Sleepwalk, Red River Blue, The Last Day, Enfin Seuls, That'll B as all Right, 7/12/41 Pétoncle, they also recorded Sweet Georgia Brown on a compilation CD.