Friday, June 30, 2006
The peak of her popularity was in the 1960's, where Michèle, in her late teens and early twenties, brought miniskirts and go go boots to french Canada. Michèle's success lay in her ability to deliver the mod sound of the swinging sixties to her teen Quebecois audience. Her hits included french covers of such artists as the Beatles, Sonny and Cher and the Supremes, to name a few. These songs were pure 60's pop, dealing with boyfriends, break-ups, and having fun. She could be seen every week performing these hits on the teen variety show, "Jeunesse d'aujourd'hui" (inspired by the "American Bandstand" concept).
Michèle won the coveted award of Miss Radio and Television at the Gala des Artistes, in 1967 and, as a result, was asked to sing the official theme song of Expo 67. The 45 record included the original french version "Un jour un jour" on side A as well as it's english counterpart, "Hey Friend Say Friend" on the B side.
Michéle Richard - Les boîtes à go go
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Thursday, June 29, 2006
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Sheila - Vous Les Copains
Sheila - Les Rois Mages
Sheila - Bang Bang
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Christie Laume - Rouge Rouge
Christie Laume - Agathe ou Cristie
Christie Laume - L'Adorable Femme des Neiges
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Here is some really nice songs and a cover of Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood's Sugartown.
Les Milady's - Monsieur Dupont
Les Milady's - Avec toi je vivrais ma vie
Les Milady's - Sugartown
THIS IS FAB.
The Castaways - Liar Liar
Monday, June 19, 2006
Debuted in 1960 when they were only 10, 9 and 12 years old. Their tracks feature pre-pubescent saprano crooning from brothers Torben and Jørgen Lundgreen. On the song "Do You Know (How Much I Love You)" they sing, "I want to be your man boy, oh yeah!"
The Lollipops were introduced to the Swedish audience by the pirate station Radio Syd. In record time they had received idol worship and fan hysteria never experienced before.
The Lollipops - Lollipop Shake Shake that lollipop!
The Lollipops - Do you know (How Much I Love You) Clearly a lot of inspiration from The Beatles.
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Friday, June 16, 2006
Also starring in the clip: Peter Sellers, Capucine, Robert Wagner, David Niven, Claudine Cardinale.
Adorable Claudine Longet playing Michele Monet in the 1968 Peter Sellers movie, The Party (directed by Blake Edward). She sings the strangely hypnotic song 'Nothing To Lose' which was released as a single on A&M that year.
Download mp3: Claudine Longet - Love is Blue
Requested by Flunkyrat!
Friday, June 09, 2006
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
She started her TV career in the Dorothée et Blablatus show.
She also had a brief cinema career, playing in 1978 in L'amour en fuite, François Truffaut's last film in the Antoine Doinel series, and in 1981 in Pile ou face by Robert Enrico.
From 1982 to 1987, she presented the Récré A2 TV show on Antenne 2, then the Club Dorothée show (TF1) until 1997.
Here is some cute songs from Dorothée's singing carrer. Very childish and 80's!
Dorothée - Rox et Rouky
Dorothée - Qu'il est bête
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Already as a teenager she won a talent competition at the National Scala Theatre in Copenhagen, sang as solist with Bruno Henriksen's Orchestra at Tivoli and made her first recording. She was named "Denmark's Doris Day" and recorded "Que sera sera" in 1956.
After qualifying in the Danish Melodi Grand Prix to represent Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest, she participated in Eurovision Song Contest 1957 where she sang ’’Skibet Skal Sejle I Nat’’ (literal translation, The Ship is Leaving Tonight) with Gustav Winckler. They ranked number 3, and stunned television audiences with a 32-second long kiss at the end of their performance.
She also participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 1959 where she sang solo ’’Uh-Jeg Ville Ønske Jeg Var Dig’’ (”'Oh - I wish I were you”'). She ranked number 5.
Birthe Wilke - Pepito
Birthe Wilke - Uh, hvor ville jeg ønske jeg var dig
Birthe Wilke & Gustav Winckler - Skibet skal sejle i nat