Anything in common?

Françoise Hardy: La maison ou j'ai grandi (1966)

David Crosby - If I Could Only Remember My Name (1971)

Françoise Hardy - La Maison Où J’ai Grandi (1966)

1 - Je Changerais D'Avis
2 - Si C'est Ca
3 - Rendez-Vous D'Automne
4 - Je Serai La Pour Toi
5 - Peut-Etre Que Je T'Aime
6 - Il Est Des Choses
7 - Comme
8 - Mes Jours S'en Vont
9 - Qu'ils Sont Heureux
10 - Surtout Ne Vous Reournez Pas
11 - Tu Es Un Peu A Moi
12 - La Maison Ou J'ai Grandi


Francoise Hardy - En Resume (2000)

1.Tous Les Garcons Et Les Filles (3:09)
2.Le Temps De L'amour (2:25)
3.Mon Amie La Rose (2:18)
4.L'amitie (2:24)
5.All Over The World (2:31)
6.La Maison Ou J'ai Grandi (3:39)
7.Comment Te Dire Adieu ? (2:26)
8.La Question (3:02)
9.Message Personnel (4:14)
10.J'ecoute De La Musique Saoule (4:11)
11.Brouillard Dans La Rue Corvisart feat J. Dutronc (3:09)
12.Tamalou (3:54)
13.Tirez Pas Sur L'ambulance (3:41)
14.Moi Vouloir Toi (3:46)
15.VIP (3:39)
16.Partir Quand Meme (4:00)
17.La Sieste... (3:53)
18.En Resume... En Conclusion (4:40)
19.Je Ne Suis La Pour Personne (3:22)
20.Si Ca Fait Mal (4:13)
21.Revenge Of The Flowers (4:07)


Some things that people have said about Françoise Hardy

Jean-Christophe AVERTY
Elle tranchait avec toutes les autres souris qui défilaient dans la production des 45 tours des années 60. (She stood out clearly from the procession of young girls producing singles in the Sixties.)

Mon transistor s'illuminait quand elle passait à la radio. (My transistor lit up when she was on the radio.)

I was for a very long time passionately in love with her, as I'm sure she's guessed. Every male in the world, and a number of females also were, and we all still are.

Elle est un peu givrée, j'en suis la preuve vivante; le meilleur duo que nous avons fait c'est Thomas; ce qui compte, c'est de durer, point! (She is a little daft, I am the living proof; the best duet we have done is Thomas; what counts, is to last, not!)

Françoise HARDY
Si j'avais mesuré 1m20 et pesé 100 kilos, je n'aurais certainement pas fait la même carrière.
(If I had been 4 feet tall and weighed 15 stone, I would certainly not have followed the same career.)

Malcolm McLAREN
She was the ultimate pin-up of most hip, Chelsea, beat bedroom walls, and I know for a fact, many of the groups who were notorious and slowly becoming successful, such as the Rolling Stones, Brian Jones and Mick Jagger, the Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and many other groups all were desperately interested in having Françoise Hardy become their girlfriend in some way.

La fille idéale, belle, romantique, sexy et fière. (The ideal girl, beautiful, romantic, sexy and proud.)

Sweet Françoise

Francoise Hardy - La maison ou j'ai grandi (1966)

French version of "Il ragazzo della Via Gluck" by Adriano Celentano

Francoise Hardy - Il ragazzo della via Gluck (1966)

In Italian


Françoise Hardy: The Yeh-Yeh Girl From Paris

"The Yeh-Yeh Girl From Paris" & "Ce Petit Coeur" VOGUE LPs

1. Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles - All The Boys And Girls
2. Ca A Raté (It Failed)
3. La Fille Avec Toi (The Girl With You)
4. Oh Oh Chéri
5. Le Temps De L'Amour (The Time Of Love)
6. Il Est Tout Pour Moi (He'S All For Me)
7. On Se Plait (As You Please)
8. Ton Meilleur Ami (Your Best Friend)
9. J'Ai Jeté Mon Ceour (I Threw Away My Heart)
10. Il Est Parti Un Jour (He Left One Day)
11. J'Suis D'Accord (I Agree)
12. C'Est A L'Amour Auquel Je Pense (I Think About Love)

1. Ce Petit Coeur
2. Il Se Fait Tard
3. Tout Ce Qu'On Dit
4. L'Amitié
5. En T'Attendant
6. Je T'Aime
7. Ce N'Est Pas Un Rêve
8. Quel Mal Y A T-Il A Ca
9. Tu Peux Bien
10. Le Temps Des Souvenirs
11. Je Pendais
12. Dis-Lui Non


Françoise Hardy - Find Me A Boy (1964)

This is the english version of "Tous les garcons et les filles". Released on the 1964 EP, "Francoise Hardy Sings In English". Also released on a 1965 single in the U.S., as the b-side to "Catch A Falling Star".

Find Me A Boy (1964)

So many friends that I happen to see have told me they're in love
oh how I wish it could happen to me
and I'm asking the stars up above
won't you find me a boy, just a nice looking boy
who will show me the way, who will teach me to say"I love you, yes I do",
and who'll promise me too
that he'll always be true, so that I'll never be blue
I just wish for a gentle boy
someone who's sweet and kind
just a nice sentimental boy
that's all that I'm really longing to find
so many friends that I happen to see
have been telling me all about love
oh how I wish it could happen to me
is the only thing I'm thinking of
so I'll find me a boy, just a nice looking boy
who will show me the way, who will teach me to say"I love you, yes I do",
and who'll promise me too
that he'll always be true,
so that I'll never be blue
so I'll find me a boy, just a nice looking boy
who will show me the way, who will teach me to say"I love you, yes I do", and who'll promise me too
that he'll always be true, so that I'll never be blue.

Francoise Hardy: The garden of Jane Delawnay (1972)

This is from her 1972 Album If You Listen. It was written, and the music composed by Tobias Boshell of the Trees, a British folkrock group of the time. It was first released in 1970 as part of their album, and called after the song. It's haunting and sung beautifully, though it's hardly necessary to say that. One good thing is that unlike some other of her albums from this time, it can be got readily enough from any online store.

The Garden of Jane Delawnay

The poet's voice lingers on
His words hanging in the air
The ground you walk upon
Might as well not be there
Might as well not be there

I'll take you through my dreams
Out into the darkest morning
Past the blood-filled streams
Into the garden of Jane Delawnay
Into her garden now

Through the rose if there
Don't pluck it as you pass
Or the fire will consume your hair
And your eyes will turn to glass
Your eyes will turn to glass

In the willow's shade
Don't lie to hear it weep
Or its tears of gold and jade
Will drown you as you sleep
Will drown you now

Jane Delawnay had her dreams
That she never did discover
For the flow that feeds the streams
Is the lifeblood of her lover
Is the lifeblood of her lover
And the purifying beams
Of the sun will shine here never
While the spirit of her dreams
In the garden lives forever
Lives forever now

Françoise Hardy - Il pretesto

Francoise Hardy: Il Pretesto (1969)

LP 1969 CGS FGS 5052


Françoise Hardy on Press

Françoise Hardy From Wikipedia

Françoise Madeleine Hardy pronounced (born January 17, 1944 in Paris) is a French singer, actress and astrologer. Hardy is an iconic figure in fashion, music style and personality in the Francophile world.

Françoise Hardy signed her first contract with the record label Vogue in November 1961. In April 1962, shortly after finishing school, her first album Oh Oh Chéri appeared, the title song 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, with two million sales.
Hardy sang in French, English, Italian, Spanish, and German. In 1963 she came fifth for Monaco in the Eurovision Song Contest with "L'amour s'en va". In 1968, she was awarded the Grand Prix Du Disque of the Charles Cros Academy.
In 1981, she married her long-time companion Jacques Dutronc, with whom she had had a son, Thomas Dutronc, in 1973. In 1994, she collaborated with the British pop group Blur for their "La Comedie" version of To The End. In May 2000, she made a comeback with the album Clair Obscur. Her son played guitar and her husband sang the duet "Puisque Vous Partez En Voyage." Iggy Pop and Étienne Daho also took part. Hardy lives near Paris and Dutronc lives in Monticello, Corsica, although they remain a couple.

Influence in pop culture
Hardy is mentioned in a poem by Bob Dylan "Some other kinds of songs" on the cover of his LP "Another Side of Bob Dylan", released in 1964.
Hardy's style also influences Nicolas Ghesquière, head of the couture house, Balenciaga.
Her song "L'Amitié" plays during the end credits of Denys Arcand's The Barbarian Invasions (Les Invasions barbares) which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2003.
In a scene from director John G. Avildsen's film Save the Tiger (1973), Jack Lemmon's character Harry Stoner makes a reference to Hardy during a melancholy telephone call to his wife.

Selected songs
"Tous les garçons et les filles" (1962)
"J'suis d'accord" (1962)
"Le temps de l'amour" (1962)
"Le premier bonheur du jour" (1963)
"L'amour s'en va" (1963)
"Only friends / Ton meilleur ami" (1964)
"Mon amie la rose" (1964)
"L'amitié" (1965)
"La maison où j'ai grandi" (1967)
"Voilà" (1967)
"Comment te dire adieu" (1968, lyrics by Serge Gainsbourg)
"Message personnel" (1973, lyrics by Michel Berger)
"J'écoute de la musique saoûle" (1978)

Selected discography
Tous les garçons et les filles (1962)
Le premier bonheur du jour (1963)
Mon amie la rose (1964)
L'amitié (1965)
Françoise Hardy in Deutschland (1965)
La maison où j'ai grandi (1966)
Françoise (1966)
Françoise Hardy in English (1966)
Ma jeunesse fout le camp (1967)
Comment te dire adieu (1968)
Françoise Hardy en Anglais (1969)
Germinal (1970)
Soleil (1970)
One-Nine-Seven-Zero (1970)
Alone (1970)
Träume (1970)
La Question (1971)
Et si je m'en vais avant toi (1972)
If You Listen (1972)
Message Personnel (1973)
Entr'acte (1974)
Star (1977)
J'écoute de la musique saoûle (1978)
Gin Tonic (1980)
À Suivre (1981)
Quelqu'un qui s'en va (1982)
Décalages (1988)
Le Danger (1996)
Clair Obscur (2000)
Ricordati di me- Des ronds dans l'eau(Soundtrack) (2003)
Tant de belles choses (2004)
(Parenthèses...) (2006)

Selected filmography
Château en Suède (1963)
What's New Pussycat? (1965, uncredited appearance in final scene)
Une Balle au Cœur (1965)
Grand Prix (1966)

This Is Francoise Hardy


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