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Posts Tagged ‘The 1970s’

1979, Francis Cabrel – “Je l’aime à mourir” (with an exercise)

Francis Cabrel (1953-) is a popular French singer-songwriter and guitarist. Since the late 1970s, he has released a number of albums  falling mostly within the realm of folk, with occasional forays into blues or country. Several of his songs, such as “L’encre de tes yeux” and “Petite Marie” have become enduring favourites in French music. […]

1978, Claude Nougaro – “Tu verras” (with an exercise)

Claude Nougaro (1929-2004) was a French songwriter, singer, poet and painter.  He was widely regarded as the singer who fused the traditions of the French chanson with the energy and verve of American jazz. Nougaro made his first recordings in 1958, although the vogue was to sing in pure French, he performed with a pronounced […]

1976, Claude François – “Cette année-là” (with an exercise)

Claude François (1939–1978), usually nicknamed Cloclo, was a French pop singer, songwriter and dancer. He notably wrote and composed “Comme d’habitude“, the original version of “My Way” and “Parce que je t’aime mon enfant“, the original version of “My Boy.” He sold some 70 million records during his career (and after his death) and was […]