Yes, we love them. The Yé-Yé — translated as Yeah! Yeah!–is a pop music movement primarily given to us by lovely girl singers from France, Quebec, Germany and Spain in the ’60s.
Here’s Gillian Hills from the movie Beat Girl, and also known for her brief scenes as Alex’s pick-up in A Clockwork Orange and a party girl in Blow-Up!
We remember how Serge Gainsbourg fooled teenage Lolita France Gall into crooning about sucking lollipops.
We recall the lovely Chantal Goya singing in Jean-Luc Godard’s Masculin-Féminin.
Have you seen the striking yé-yé video where Brigitte Bardot rides a motorcyle around a sound stage?
What about Jane Birkin posing with Gainsbourg as we hear the thrillingly sexy number Je T’aime?
And who can forget Francoise Hardy in that motorcycle jacket?
Yeah Yeah. The Yé-Yé story will be coming this Fall as an illustrated Feral House book written by Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe with a Foreword by none other than Lio.