Françoise Hardy | Artist

Françoise Hardy | Artist

Tags: Era_1960s, Gender_Female, Genre_Pop_Rock, Origin_France, Type_Artist

Françoise Hardy is a French singer-songwriter born 1944 in Paris, France. She made her musical debut in the early 1960s on Disques Vogue and found immediate success with her sultry voice at the hight of the yé-yé era. in the '60s she became "France's most exportable female singing star", recording in various languages, appearing in movies, touring throughout Europe, and gaining plaudits from musicians such as Bob Dylan, Miles Davis and Mick Jagger. Hardy has remained a popular figure in music and fashion and has a superb body of work. She has released 35 studio albums and countless EP's and Singles. Outstanding albums include Mon amie la rose, Ma jeunesse fout le camp, Comment te dire adieu, La Question and Françoise Hardy (1972). The Vogue Years compilation from 2001 is also highly recommended. Hardy sings in French, English, Italian, German and has two interpretations in Spanish and one in Portuguese. Her recordings in Italian, completed in Paris in 1963 under the production of Ezio Leoni, remain highly acclaimed. In 1963 she represented Monaco in the Eurovision Song Contest, finishing fifth with "L'amour s'en va".

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Featured Albums: Françoise Hardy

Related Artists: Jacques Dutronc, Serge Gainsbourg

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