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La Reine du Music-Hall

French actress and singer Mistinguett was born on April 5, 1875 under the name Jeanne Bourgeois. In her day, she was at one time the best-paid female entertainer in the world. She came from the proverbial humble background. From a … Continue reading

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Un troubadour

French singer Hugues Aufray was born on August 18, 1929. When the Nazi’s occupied the Paris region, the Aufray family fled south, where Aufray developed a love of the natural world. He wanted to become a painter and entered the … Continue reading

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Une Chanson douce

Beloved French singer, songwriter, and guitar-player Henri Gabriel Salvador was born on July 18, 1917 in French Guiana, one of the Départments d’outre mer. (A DOM is a former French colony that is part of France. Those who live there … Continue reading

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Faire bouillir la marmite

French singer Serge Lama was born on February 11, 1943. His most famous song, “Je suis malade” has been recorded by numerous artists including Dalida and Lara Fabian, but I think Lama does it best. His father had to give … Continue reading

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C’est une maison bleue

French singer Maxime Le Forestier was born on February 10, 1949. He came to prominence at the height of the youth protest movement where his folksy style hit all the right notes. Le Forestier moved to a hippie commune in … Continue reading

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Monter au créneau

French singer Michel Sardou was born on January 26, 1947. He left school at 16 to work at his father’s cabaret, which is kind of ironic since I use his 1978 hit “En Chantant” to teach the present participle to … Continue reading

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Bien dans sa peau

Michel Sardou was interviewed on the French news this evening on the occasion of his sold-out series of concerts at Paris’s Olympia music hall. The singer, whose career spans 40 years, just celebrated his 64th birthday last week, has sought … Continue reading

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