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February 7, 2017

Françoise Hardy: The Leading Girl of the Yé-yé Movement in the 1960s

Françoise Madeleine Hardy (born 1944) is a French singer-songwriter. She made her musical debut in the early 1960s on Disques Vogue and found immediate success with her song "Tous les garçons et les filles".

As a leading figure of the yé-yé movement – a style of pop music that emerged from Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain, and Portugal in the early 1960s – Hardy found herself at the very forefront of the French music scene, and became France's most exportable female singing star, recording in various languages, appearing in several movies, touring throughout Europe, and gaining admiration from musicians such as Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger.

With the aid of photographer Jean-Marie Périer, Hardy also begun modeling and soon became a popular fashion icon as well.

Hardy remains a popular figure in music and fashion, and is considered an icon of French pop and the 1960s. The face, the voice, the woman, here is an impressive  color photo collection of talented, unassuming, beautiful Hardy in the 1960s and ealy the 1970s.



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