Wednesday, January 27, 2010

After Hours

Françoise Hardy. Il est tout pour moi

Although I'm not crazy about those "aftermarket" videos on the YouTube, I make exceptions from time to time. This is some very, very early FH, back when she was merely one "ye-ye" among many. That was all to change in the years to come (along with the fortunes of fellow "ye-yes" Sheila and France Gall), but it gives you a good idea as to where she started. It seems that the French discovered rock 'n' roll only around 1961. And this is what it sounded like until about 1965, when Serge Gainsbourg invented a practical version for his countrymen. Anyhow, from the very start FH had a nice voice and cool white boots. Enjoy.

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