Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The Return of Françoise Hardy...

The French 60's icon, Françoise Hardy, is back in the news with the release of her 26th album, La pluie sans parapluie. The first single from the album, Noir sur blanc, produced in collaboration with Calogero, shows that La Grande Dame de la chanson française is back on brillant form.

I've always had a soft spot for Françoise Hardy. I clearly remember the day back in Junior High School French class when my teacher, Mme Barber, first put on the scratchy record of Tous les garçons et les filles. Sitting in class in South Dakota, I was suddenly transported to Paris, an exotic country full of lovers and romance, of rain-splashed streets full of couples walking hand in hand. I even chose 'Françoise' as my name in class for the rest of the year. Forget Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot, I wanted to be Françoise Hardy.


7 comments:

La Mom-an American Mom in Paris said...

I saw her the other night on Le Grand Journal. What an amazing-looking woman with her snow-white hair. She's like a fine French wine -- just gets better with age.

La Mom
An American Mom in Paris

The Duchess said...

LaMom- I know! Some women just have 'it', no matter what age.... le sigh

Sara Louise said...

And I want Francoise's t-shirt!

The Duchess said...

Hi SL- It's cool isn't it? Very classic. I just bought one very similar for one of the little ladies; too bad they didn't make it in my size!lol

Linda said...

I've always liked her,was in HMV in London and they were playing 'Chansons d'Amour'. Only cost around £6. Can you wear out a CD? l.o.l.

The Duchess said...

Hi Linda- She has such a cult following, these days. But I bet half the people 18 and under that where in the same HMV that day had NO idea who she was!lol

daniela rota nodari said...

Hi,
I LOVE Francoise Hardy!!!!
Kisses :)
Daniela
"DREAM SHABBY CHIC" MILANO