The French Yé-Yé icon Jacques Dutronc turns 79 today

He was one of the most popular artists emerging from the 1960’s French Yé-Yé scene

The French Yé-Yé icon Jacques Dutronc turns 79 today



One of the most popular artists emerging from the 1960’s French Yé-Yé scene, Jacques Dutronc was born on April 28, 1943 in Paris, France. Due to his sense of fashion, his looks, style and original music compositions, he quickly became an Icon, filling pages of the French magazine “Salut Les Copains” with stylish photographs. His debut album from 1966, self-titled “Jacques Dutronc” on Disques Vogue, and unlike other Yé-Yé artists at the time, filled with original compositions from Dutronc and Jacques Lanzmann, was a best seller and it’s one of the most relevant Yé-Yé references. During that period his popularity spread all over Europe including England where he befriended people like the Rolling Stones. His second and third album, also o Vogue, were also best sellers. Though his music style changed drastically after the 60’s, Dutronc remains one of the most important artists and Icons of the Yé-Yé, he married in 1981 with his longtime companion Françoise Hardy. Among his most well known songs were “Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi”, “J’Aime Les Filles”, “La Fille Du Père Noel”, “Les Cactus”, “Les Play Boys” , Il Est Cinq Heures, Paris S’éveille” “and the timeless and purposedly political “L’Opportuniste”. Dutronc turns 79 today.

 

Browse through Jacques Dutronc stylish pinups from the 1960’s printed on the magazine Salut Les Copains



Look back at Jacques Dutronc 1968 music video “L’opportuniste”

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