Yé-Yé Girls of '60s French Pop

Yé-Yé Girls of '60s French Pop

Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe


Yé-Yé is a pleasant sort of pop track that includes younger lady singers that motivated France and plenty of different international locations, as says Susan Sontag, with its specific “camp” variety during the 1960s.

Yé-Yé pop had secondary explosions within the Seventies and Nineties in Japan and Europe in the course of the likes of Lio (who presents this book’s foreword), and within the usa via singers like April March, whose Yé-Yé quantity “Chick behavior” was once heard within the Quentin Tarantino movie loss of life Proof.

Interest in Yé-Yé revived back lately throughout the 5th season of the mega-popular tv sequence Mad males, while Don Draper’s younger, horny spouse sang the Yé-Yé quantity “Zou Bisou Bisou,” initially made well-known within the Sixties through blonde actress Gillian Hills.

The most renowned Yé-Yé practitioners comprise the glamorous Sylvie Vartan (married to rock celebrity Johnny Hallyday), French lolita France Gall, appealing actresses Brigitte Bardot and Chantal Goya, and the statuesque Françoise Hardy.

This assortment by way of French pop song specialist Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe contains many interviews with the unique singers and manufacturers, visible excerpts of list covers, either 45s and LPs, and memorable excerpts from a children’s fan diary of the period.

Yé-Yé capability “Yeah Yeah” and lots of tune fanatics are prepared for an immersion during this loved yet little-known genre.

“This lavishly illustrated compendium is sort of a passport to a different time and place…a window into an period within which it is easy to activate the television & see Bridget Bardot making a song approximately Harley Davidson bikes whereas donning thigh-high boots and a black leather-based mini-skirt. This publication might be the Bible of Yé-Yé .”

—Boyd Rice

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