Here’s a gorgeous change from our usual Brazilian music…
Tous les garçons et les filles is the debut LP of the French singer Françoise Hardy, initially released in November 1962 when she was 18 years old.
Like many of Hardy’s earlier albums, it was released with no title, except for her name on the cover, but has become known by the title of the most successful song on the album, Tous les garçons et les filles.
On its belated release in the USA the LP was given the swingin’ title The “Yeh-Yeh” Girl From Paris!
(Incidentally- in Joao Kartoshka’s opinion Françoise is one of the most beautiful women of all time).
Here also is a portrait of Françoise painted by Tretchikoff:
Tretchikoff met Françoise Hardy when she was touring South Africa, and realised that she was an ideal model for a subject that he had long wanted to paint. Tretchikoff said of this picture: It was inspired by the knowledge that there is a rainy day in every young girl’s life, a day when she feels insecure, imprisoned within herself, and the world seems wet and bleak…