Françoise Hardy
Françoise Hardy

Françoise Hardy

About Françoise Hardy

Immensely popular in her native France, Françoise Hardy is owed more of an influence to pop/rock than she's given credit for. Inspired early in life to pick up guitar, Hardy sang her own compositions in French clubs at the age of 17 before successfully auditioning for Vogue Records in France in late 1961. Her debut EP appeared the following year, inaugurating a series of successful EPs and albums that would be released throughout the '60s. Her recordings from that era draw from French pop traditions, lightweight '50s teen idol rock, girl groups, and sultry jazz and blues, sometimes in the same song. She has remained popular in France. ~ Richie Unterberger

    Paris, France
  • BORN
    January 17, 1944

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