Jean-Jacques Goldman was born on 11 October 1951, in Paris. He is one of 4 children. His mother, Ruth Ambrunn, born in Germany and his father, Alter Mojze Goldman, born in Poland were Resistance heroes.
Jean-Jacques Goldman is a French singer-songwriter who started his career singing as a back up singer before starting in a rock band Taï Phong before starting his solo career. A number of years later he founded the trio Fredericks - Goldman - Jones, with the British Michael Jones and American Carole Fredericks.