Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Arlette Zola

Swinging Swiss mademoiselle Arlette Zola was born Arlette Jaquet in the city of Fribourg on April 29, 1949. Her mother and stepfather ran the Restaurant de la Grand-Fontaine there. Still a child, she already sang for the guests, accompanying herself on the guitar. The driving force behind her career was her stepfather, René Quazzola, from whose surname Arlette’s stage name is derived. He financed Arlette Zola’s first record and built up contacts with the music industry. Soon, Arlette Zola adorned the front pages of teenie magazines, appeared in many TV programs and gave live performances at home and abroad. Her 1967 guest appearances in Brazil and in Bulgaria, where she won an international song contest, deserve special mention. She also aroused interest in Germany and made a considerable number of recordings there. But there were no more major hits. As of 1970 Arlette Zola gradually withdrew from show business. Arlette resurfaced in 1982 as Switzerland's entrant in the Eurovision Song Contest singing 'Amour on t'aime' which finished 3rd. Today, Arlette Zola lives in Fribourg, works in a restaurant, owns a fashion boutique, and as I can see from a concert calender on her website, she still performs to this day.

8 comments:

Charly said...

Thank you, I was looking for "Deux garçons pour f une fille" for a long time. Bonne année.

Lush said...

Hey Charly! I'm glad, hope you like it. I will post some other rare songs by her soon! Now feed me some mix cd's! :-)

Charly said...

Ah ah, I have no more yé-yé songs for a mix cd right now. And I'm more in an "eighties" mood these times. But maybe I will post some individual songs on my blog, do you know Anne Sylvestre ? She was doing adult and children songs with wonderful orchestrations.

Heather said...

I was just about digitalize my records and I came across this. Woohoo, no painstaking digitalization! Thanks for posting "Deux Garcon Pour Une Fille" online, you have made me a happy girl.

Anonymous said...

I love it, thanks!!! :-)

Lush said...

aah Charly, I love the 80s as well!

Hey Heather, I'm glad, no problem! :-)

RICK said...

Arlette Zola !!
Je l'ai découvert sur TV Melody et j'ai apprécié de suite ,pourtant j'aurais du la connaitre avant, puisque je suis à quelques années près de sa génération
Merci pour les info

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