European female singers of the 1960s

Biographies, recommendations, sound clips, videos and links for pop’s fabbest femmes




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Actress-cum-singer Christine Delaroche is one of our favourite French stars. And we particularly love this 1967 track.


Christine made her name in the 1965 French TV series Belphégor and, almost inevitably, this led to a recording contract. She remained more successful as an actress, though.


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Christine Delaroche:

Les tigres et les minets

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Corazón contento


France Gall

Made in France


Samantha Jones

Don’t come any closer


Rita Pavone

Il geghegè


Sarolta Zalatnay

Fekete beat



Er ist wieder da

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