Essential New Music: Françoise Hardy’s “Tous Le Garcons Et Les Filles,” “Le Premier Bonheur Du Jour,” “Mon Amie La Rose,” “L’Amitie,” “La Maison Ou J’ai Grandi”

By the mid-’60s, Françoise Hardy was a star, although a reluctant one. The shy singer and songwriter had a huge hit in France with “Tous Le Garçons Et Les Filles” from her first EP, released in 1962 when she was 18. That song—still her best known, but by no means her best—launched a career that continued … Continue reading Essential New Music: Françoise Hardy’s “Tous Le Garcons Et Les Filles,” “Le Premier Bonheur Du Jour,” “Mon Amie La Rose,” “L’Amitie,” “La Maison Ou J’ai Grandi”