Françoise Madeleine Hardy (born 17 January 1944) is a French singer, actress and astrologer. Hardy is an iconic figure in fashion, music and style. She grew up in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, the daughter of an unmarried mother. She received a guitar on her sixteenth birthday as a reward for passing her baccalaureat. After a year at the Sorbonne she answered a newspaper advertisement looking for young singers. Hardy signed her first contract with the record label Vogue in November 1961. In April 1962, shortly after finishing school, her first record "Oh Oh Chéri" appeared, written by Johnny Hallyday's writing duo. Her own flip side of the record, "Tous les garçons et les filles" became a success, riding the wave of Yé-yé music in France. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc…
La Pluie Sans Parapluie is the singer's new album, revealed in 1962 with 'Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles'. It has been composed by Calogero & his brother Gioacchino (formerly from Les Charts), Jean-Louis Murat, Arthur H, La Grande Sophie, Fouxi, Pascale Daniel, Ben Christophers, Thierry Stremler & her friend for 20 years, Alain Lubrano. The first song written by Francoise Hardy & Calogero was 'Une Derniere Chance', for 'C'Est Dit' singer's album in 2002. A nice return. The album has been produced by Dominique Blanc-Francard, it'll be the follow-up of Tant De Belles Choses, released 6 years ago (#7 in 2004), excluding her duet album Parentheses (#7 in 2006). An event in the singer's discography, so many projects became rare.
2007 album written and composed by Pascal Obispo, David Gategno, Didier Barbelivien. Includes 'Partir quand meme' (with Francoise Hardy). These are the words that truly embody Julio Iglesias - the most successful Latin singer ever. Garnering more than Platinum and Gold certifications and selling over 250 million records around the world, the legendary artist has performed with everyone from Frank Sinatra to Willie Nelson. Julio is the first and only performer to receive one of the most stunning achievements in musical history - the Diamond Record Award by the Guinness Book of World Records - for selling more records in more languages than any other musical artist in history.
The exceptional nature and high artistic quality of this performance justify publication of this video even though the filming was done only to preserve the performance for Teatro Regio's archives and therefore offers few close-up shots and occasionally unclear lighting.