Still busy helping my daughter with her new baby so below is a post I prepared earlier. Do hope you enjoy it and maybe it will transport you back in time and bring to mind your own favourite songs and evoke happy memories.
Music is an amazing medium for generating strong emotions linking the present to the past. I recently took a trip down memory lane and listened to a few of my favourite songs from the 60s. I guess I was into France and the French language even then.
First up was Francoise Hardy, the French singer, actress and astrologer (didn’t know that). She grew up in Paris and received a guitar on her sixteenth birthday as a reward for passing her baccalaureat. After a year at the Sorbonne she answered a newspaper advertisement looking for young singers. Hardy signed her first contract with the record label Vogue in November 1961 and the rest is history. My favourite song is “Tous les garçons et les filles”.
Next the celebrated duo Serg Gainsberg, the bad boy of songwriting of the era, and Jane Birkin, his then girlfriend. The song “je t’aime….moi non plus” was the record that established their notoriety. What I did not know was that the track was originally written for and recorded with Brigitte Bardot. However it was not released due to the objections of Bardot’s then husband. When the Birkin version was finally released, the track was banned in several countries on account of its eroticism which was deemed offensive and it was denounced by the vatican. Despite this it was a massive hit and was only one of a handful of non-English language songs to reach number one in the UK.
PS. Just received a silk scarf from a new site I have discovered. It is gorgeous. I will be photographing it to show you as soon as possible. In the meantime you might like to take a look at Lushscarves as they have a sale on till this Sunday.
Thank you as always for taking the time to read and maybe listen. I do appreciate your time and your comments.
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