The French singer France Gall, who rose to pop fame in the 1960s, has died at the age of 70, after suffering from cancer for two years.
She was taken to a hospital near Paris last month for a severe infection.
Gall won the Eurovision song contest in 1965, representing Luxembourg with the song Wax Doll, Rag Doll (Poupée de cire, Poupée de son).
She enjoyed more international success in 1987 with her tribute to the jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald, Ella, Elle l’a.
The vesicle was born in October 1947, into a family of musicians, his father was a singer and songwriter Robert Gallo, who wrote songs for legends of the music of Edith Piaf and Charles Aznavour, among others.
She was known for her childish smile and sweet voice and in the words of Le Figaro web site, “embodies the emancipation of French girls in the post-war era”. His career spanned 50 years, and the Minister of Culture, Françoise Nyssen, described it as “a timeless icon of the French song”.
He was only 16 years old when his first single, ” don’t Be So Stupid (Ne Sois Pas If Bête), sold 200,000 copies.
But it was Gall’s Eurovision victory with Poupée de cire – written by Serge Gainsbourg, one of the great figures in French popular music – that helped to catapult his fame and make her a star in France’s Yé-yé (yeah yeah) pop scene, so named because of its nod to English music at the time.
His death comes a month after the loss of another giant of French music, Johnny Hallyday – widely seen as the leader of the Yé-yé singers.
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The gall of the collaboration with serge Gainsbourg, later came under scrutiny, however, after she admitted that she had been too young to fully understand the double meanings of some of their songs.
One of his greatest successes was Les Sucettes (Lollipops), which tells the story of a girl who is “in paradise” every time “that little stick is on her tongue”.
Once he realized its significance, the Gallbladder, refused to play the song and vowed never to work with Gainsbourg again.
Her 1987 album Babacar, which included her tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, saw her shoot to international fame.
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There has been a flood of tributes to the singer on social networks.
Eurovision song contest praised the Gall of the contribution to the contest, and will be credited your winning entry for being the first pop song to win the show.
The song “had a significant impact on the musical style of the songs that were entered into the contest in the years that followed,” it said in a statement.
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The French President, Emmanuel Macron tweeted: “She goes behind the songs that everyone in France knows this and has set an example of a life dedicated to others.”
The gallbladder had been previously diagnosed with breast cancer in the mid-1990s, not long after the death of her husband and fellow singer Michel Berger at the age of 44 years in 1992. He had written the music and lyrics of his Babacar album.
She retired from her musical career after the death of the eldest of their two children, Paulina, cystic fibrosis in 1997. The gallbladder spent the last years of his life working on various humanitarian projects.