architects and heroes: Throwback Monday – 11-21-11 – "Laisse Tomber Les Filles" – France Gall

France Gall (born Isabelle Geneviève Marie Anne Gall on 9 October 1947 in Paris, France) is a popular French yé-yé singer. Gall was married to, and had a successful singing career in partnership with, French singer-songwriter Michel Berger.

The first airplay of France’s first single “Ne sois pas si bête” (“Don’t Be So Stupid”), occurred on her 16th birthday. It was released in November and became a hit. Serge Gainsbourg, whose career was faltering although he had released several albums and written songs for singers including Michèle Arnaud and Juliette Gréco, was asked by Bourgeois to write songs for Gall. Gainsbourg’s “N’écoute pas les idoles” (“Don’t listen to the idols”) became Gall’s second single; it reached the top of the French charts in March 1964 and stayed there for three weeks.

Taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France_Gall

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