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Genres: World
Decades: 1990s 2000s


Isabelle Gall, 9 October 1947, Paris, France. Gall’s grandfather, Daniel Berthier, was a choirmaster and her father, Roger Gall, a composer whose output included songs such as ‘La Mamma’ for Charles Aznavour, ‘A Bientot Nous Deux’ for Hugues Auffray - and the litany ‘Sacre Charlemange’, his flaxen-haired daughter's first hit parade entry. She would owe continued record success to Serge Gainsbourg, a family friend who wrote the typically suggestive ‘Poupée De Cire, Poupée De Son’ and ‘Les Sucettes’ for her ‘little girl’ mezzo soprano. Her singing career was stabilized by a victory (under the Luxembourg banner) in 1965’s Eurovision Song Contest singing the former. Gall’s other Gallic chartbusters include ‘N’Écoute Pas Les Idoles’, ‘Attends Ou Va T’En’, ‘L’Amérique’ and ‘La Petite’, the latter a coy duet with...

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