Global Notes: Celebrating French Yé-Yé music

Global Notes: Celebrating French Yé-Yé music
Global Notes: Celebrating French Yé-Yé music

Global Notes: Celebrating French Yé-Yé music

France Gall will celebrate her 67th birthday on Thursday. She is France’s most well known Yé-Yé singer. Yé-Yé music first became popular in France in the 1960’s. The pop genre was essentially French translations of American songs. But Gall’s style distinguished her from the pack. She was perhaps most well known for her collaboration with well known musicians such as jazz singer Serge Gainsbourg. Radio M and Morning Shift host Tony Sarabia tells us all about Yé-Yé. (photo: “France Gall” by Philips Records - Billboard, page 1, 24 April 1965. via Wikimedia Commons.)