This weekend sees a whole host of French acts play at the The Great Escape festival in Brighton, an…
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Françoise Hardy is a French singer, actress and astrologer. She grew up in Paris and received a guitar on her sixteenth birthday as a reward for passing her baccalaureat. After a year at the Sorbonne she answered a newspaper advertisement looking for young singers. Hardy signed her first contract with the record label Vogue in November 1961. Her own flip side of the record, "Tous les garçons et les filles" became a success, riding the wave of Yé-yé music in France. It sold over one million copies, and peaked at #36 in the UK Singles Chart in 1964.
In 1981, she married her long-time companion Jacques Dutronc, with whom she had had a son, Thomas Dutronc, in 1973.
In 1994, she collaborated with the British pop group Blur for their "La Comedie" version of "To The End". In May 2000, she made a comeback with the album Clair Obscur. Her son played guitar and her husband sang the duet "Puisque Vous Partez En Voyage." Iggy Pop and Étienne Daho also took part.
La fille avec toi
Song, 06/02/1962, 06min48s
Age tendre et tête de bois
Song, 13/05/1964, 02min48s
Qui peut dire
Interview and song, 10/07/1967, 04min47s.