French Child Singers: France Gall, Vanessa Paradis, Priscilla, Jean-Baptiste Maunier, Ilona Mitrecey, Jordy, Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Marc

French Child Singers: France Gall, Vanessa Paradis, Priscilla, Jean-Baptiste Maunier, Ilona Mitrecey, Jordy, Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Marc

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Chapters: France Gall, Vanessa Paradis, Priscilla, Jean-Baptiste Maunier, Ilona Mitrecey, Jordy, Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Marc. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 44. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: France Gall (born Isabelle Genevieve Marie Anne Gall on 9 October 1947 in Paris) is a popular French ye-ye singer. Gall was married to, and had a successful singing career in partnership with, French singer-songwriter Michel Berger. Her father was lyricist Robert Gall, and her mother, Cecile Berthier, was the daughter of Paul Berthier, co-founder of Petits Chanteurs a la Croix de Bois. (This made her cousin to the guitarist Denys Lable and the composer Vincent Berthier de Lioncourt, as well as niece to Jacques Berthier.) In spring 1963, Robert Gall encouraged his daughter to record songs and send the demos to a musical publisher, Denis Bourgeois. That July, she auditioned for Bourgeois at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris, after which Bourgeois wanted to sign her immediately. France was subsequently signed to Philips. At the time, Bourgeois was working for the label as Artistic Director for Serge Gainsbourg and assumed this role for Gall as well. He encouraged her to record four tracks with French jazz musician, arranger and composer Alain Goraguer. The first airplay of France's first single "Ne sois pas si bete" ("Don't Be So Stupid"), occurred on her 16th birthday. It was released in November and became a hit. Serge Gainsbourg, whose career was faltering although he had released several albums and written songs for singers including Michele Arnaud and Juliette Greco, was asked by Bourgeois to write songs for Gall. Gainsbourg's "N'ecoute pas les idoles" ("Don't listen to the idols") became Gall's second single; it reached the top of the French charts in March 1964 and stayed ...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=308404