Jacques Dutronc, The Beatles, Bob Marley, Francoise Hardy, Stevie Wonder, Serge Gainsbourg. It was always a joy to tune in when in France and catch that peculiarly Gallic cultural balancing act.
But we can now enjoy Nostalgie online – their website is HERE.
On the Rock'n'Roll London Walk yesterday – a group of French students – we came upon the plaque at the old 2 I's coffee bar in Soho marking the birthplace of British Rock'n'Roll. When the narrative turned to aged British rocker Cliff Richard, the students – from Normandy – looked blank. Thinking of how to explain Cliff, I suggested that he was "the British Johnny Halliday". Instant looks and nods of recognition spread through the group, and one of the students (a big Sex Pistols fan) put up his hand with a question:
"Is he as uncool as Johnny Halliday?"
Answers on a postcard…
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