Chantal Kelly — “Notre Prof’ D’anglais”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — May 21, 2022

456) Chantal Kelly — “Notre Prof’ D’anglais”

Fab ‘66 yé-yé single by Chantal Kelly. As to Chantal:

One of the lesser-known yé-yé girls is French singer Chantal Kelly, who had a short-lived music career, but made her mark during the movement nonetheless. She debuted in 1965 with “Caribou,” a song with a world music vibe. While many of the pop singers of the ’60s sang covers of UK and US hits, Chantal had an upperhand with her personal songwriter Cris Carol, a known singer-songwriter. But she retired from the music industry after five EPs and a full-length album.

A Google translation of a French wiki page adds that:

Chantal Bassignani, eager to work in the entertainment industry, takes singing lessons from Cris Carol's mother, who then sent the recordings of her vocal exercises to the Philips record company.  She began her career in 1965 recording, under the pseudonym Chantal Kelly . . . .  The songs are written and composed by Cris Carol . . . .   Chantal subsequently went on several tours accompanied by Michel Delpech, Jacques Dutronc and Johnny Hallyday. At the same time, she is approached by the Bella company to appear in several advertisements for their successful dolls. . . .  After five records and a full album, Chantal Kelly quits the music world, declaring that she despises all her recordings from the 1960s.

Here is a live performance:

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