Hardy's dreamy, languid, melancholy, angelic, elegant and
seductive 1962 debut album featured the winsome ‘Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles’
(All the Boys and Girls), a hit single all across Europe that sold more than
two million copies.
just eighteen when she recorded this remarkable collection of (mostly) original
songs. The public were captivated by her charm, responding in part to some of
the same qualities they had found in the emerging bossa nova; a singular,
understated voice, intensity, intelligence, the simplicity and sophistication
of the songs.
original classic album is augmented by Italian versions of these and other
songs recorded under the auspices of Ezio Leoni.
In 1963 Hardy
was invited to represent Monaco at the Eurovision Song
Contest where she performed her own composition, the lovely L'amour S'en va.
She came sixth. (Nana Mouskouri and Monica Zetterlund were among the
competition and they didn't win either). She re-visited the UK singles chart in
1965 when her ‘Dans le Monde Entier’ (All Over the World) reached the Top
been described as "Liz from Billy Liar
made real”, "Garbo meets Greco” and "The
Epitome of the Modern Woman”. Bob Dylan dedicated a poem to her (At the
"I was for a very long time passionately in love
with her, as I'm sure
she's guessed. Every male in the world,
and a number of females also were, and we all still are" David
"She was the ultimate pin-up of most hip, Chelsea,
beat bedroom walls, and I know for a fact, many of the groups who were notorious
and slowly becoming successful, such as the Rolling Stones, Brian Jones and
Mick Jagger, the Beatles, John Lennon,
Paul McCartney, and many other groups were all desperately interested in having
Françoise Hardy become their girlfriend in some way.” Malcolm McLaren
Release Date: 7/1/2013
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