MIL-OSI Translation: Disappearance of Françoise Hardy.

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MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English –

“How to say goodbye to him”? The velvet voice of Françoise Hardy, eternal interpreter of “Time of love, friends and adventure”, died this Tuesday.

Born in 1944 in the Paris of the Occupation, she grew up in this exalted post-war France, surrounded by her mother and her sister, cruelly feeling the absence of her father. Shy and sensitive, she spent most of her time locked in her room, writing a little, reading a lot, dreaming passionately, and listening madly to the radio: the voices of Tino Rossi, Luis Mariano and Charles Trenet rocked his childhood before pop music and rock’n’roll animated his adolescence.

At 16, as a gift for passing her baccalaureate, she asked her mother for a guitar, so she could start composing her own songs. With barely more than three chords in mind, she managed to enroll in the “Petit Conservatoire de la chanson”, a famous televised singing course, which she followed for two years.

At the dawn of the 1960s, she signed her first contract with the Vogue label, where Johnny Hallyday was debuting at the same time. Her first big success did not take long: she was 17 when “All the Boys and Girls” was released, the lament of a young woman who had not yet known love and who was saddened that “no one ‘love “. But soon all of France, all of Europe even, fell under his spell. Her song became the hit of the year, with five hundred thousand records sold in a few months, and made her a new idol of young people, praised by the front pages of Paris Match.

In the “photo of the century” of Salut les Copains, taken by Jean-Marie Périer in 1966, she poses alongside the biggest stars of yéyé, Johnny Hallyday, Sylvie VARTAN and France Gall. An icon among icons, she imposes her essential fringe, her Courrèges, Yves Saint-Laurent or Paco Rabanne outfits, her mini-skirt and her white boots. The whole world hums his hits, “Le Temps de l’amour”, Personal Message” or even “My Friend the Rose”, a vanity about the transience of life.

The one that Jean Gabin nicknamed “the discreet one”, of such a reserved, almost fierce elegance, did not hesitate to lay herself bare, with emotion on full display, in sentimental ballads of which she often carved the details herself. melodies. She sang about dreamed loves, deceived loves, wounded loves, as in “Comment te dire adieu”, to a text by Gainsbourg, with this tone of heartbreaking confidence which she had made her trademark. With Jacques DUTRONC, whom she married in 1981 in Monticello, Corsica, she formed one of the most tormented and legendary couples of the 20th century.

Finding it increasingly difficult to cope with the jitters of shows and the absence of tours, she left the stage at the end of the 1960s to devote herself to television sets, recording studios, and occasionally to cinema. But she never stopped looking for an outlet in music to express herself and put the world into words, until her very last album, Nobody else, in 2018, before cancer forced this voice to silence. incomparable.

The President of the Republic and his wife salute her as an idol of young people who has become an icon of French song, and send their sincere condolences to her family and loved ones.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and/or sentence structure not be perfect.

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