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Thursday, May 04, 2006

French music video a gogo : Dalida

Dalida, the beautiful, tragic French chanteuse born in Egypt to Italian parents, was active in the film and music world beginning in the 1950's. She first worked as a double for Joan Collins in The Egyptian, after which she travelled to France, where she was quickly signed to Barclay records. Her output during her Barclay years (1956 through 1970) consisted largely of French versions of American, British, Italian, and occasionally German hits.
Speedy Gonzalez and Itsy-Bitsy-Teeny-Weeny-Yellow-Polka-Dot-Bikini (Itsy-Bitsy-Teeny-Weeny-Tout-Petit- Petit-Bikini) are particularly amusing in French. After changing labels in 1970, she began to record more originals, having even greater chart success in France and other countries. Dalida left us on 3 May 1987. (courtesy davdmock)
Here's a great performance by Dalida from the 1961 French/Italian movie "Parlez-moi d'amour/Che femmina... e che dollari!"


Itsi bitsi petit bikini vid

7 Comments:

  • At 9:52 AM, Anonymous YEYEOHYEAH said…

    A very nice little early 60s song from Dalida.
    She was a very good singer and most of her songs were great but on a few i found her voice was a little too deep for my taste.
    Nonetheless a terrible waste of a life and its sad that she was so desperately unhappy that she took her own life.
    YEYEOHYEAH

     
  • At 10:13 AM, Anonymous robert said…

    i think first everybody around her commited suicide, then she commited suicide herself, talk about tragic indeed.

     
  • At 9:35 AM, Blogger Bruno said…

    Hi yeyeohyeah,hi robert,yes very tragic indeed,such a shame...

     
  • At 2:25 AM, Anonymous natasha said…

    Dalida bit:
    http://fillessourires.blogspot.com/2005/11/dalida.html

    Not only did she kill herself because the people she loved were dying, but she was also losing her eyesight from all the spotlights. In other words, she couldn't continue to sing for people. There's a very tragic and literally feel to her suicide that's different than other ones IMHO.

     
  • At 7:44 AM, Blogger Bruno said…

    Hi natasha,nice to see you here and thank you for the info,much appreciated!

     
  • At 7:01 AM, Anonymous natasha said…

    Thanks! I finally added your super blog to my list :) Cheers!

     
  • At 9:03 AM, Blogger Bruno said…

    Thanks for adding me! ;)

     

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