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Is pink eternally
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Here are several songs by the wonderful Régine, France's most famous "realist" singer of the modern era.
Born Régine Zylberberg in 1929 in Belgium, to Polish-Jewish parents, she moved to France when she was young, started life hiding from the Nazis in occupied wartime France and later, gifted with a rich voice, became a singer in the great tradition of the realist singers of the early XXth century, such as Fréhel or Damia, but with her own touch, and very well served by great composers and writers, such as Barbara, Charles Aznavour or Serge Gainsbourg. Also at ease with disco music, she even had a hit single with the French version of Gloria Gaynor's "I will survive".
A very good actress, she also played in a few movies, such as "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution" (1976) by Herbert Ross, with Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Duvall, and Laurence Olivier.
She is also known for her famous night-clubs all around the world (she created in 1953 the concept of the discotheque and imported the twist in France). The American press dubbed her the "Queen of the Night".
Enjoy Régine's style in its many dimensions!

My montage: Qu’est-ce que vous voulez que j’en fasse / Pas de pinson

Nounours (1965)

Ne fais pas d'l'œil à Lili (1966)

Il a vingt ans (1967) (2 versions)

Les petits papiers (1967)

Mon amour ne fait jamais rien (1967)

La java, dis donc (1967) (2 versions)

Mille fois par jour (1967)

Si t'attends que les diamants te sautent au cou (1967)

Ouvre la bouche, ferme les yeux (1967)

Raconte-moi, dandy (1968) (2 versions)

Les cafés (1968)

Les boules de gomme (1969)

Patchouli chinchilla (1969)

Bye bye Barbara (1969)

Azzurro (1969)

De toutes manières (1969)

Des comme toi (1969)

Le jour où tu te maries (from "Mazel Tov ou Le mariage", 1970)

English version: Marry me, marry me

Italian version: Oggi tu ti sposi

L'aspire à cœurs (1970)

Le temps du borsalino (1970)

Un jour, je quitterai tout (1970)

Il s'appelle reviens (Top à Régine, 1972)

Rue des Rosiers (1970) (an autobiographic song)

Another version from 1972

Azoy (1972) (another autobiographic song)

Ça s'est passé un dimanche

Un gars comme ça (1975)

Je dis tu, tu dis you (1977) (with Paul Anka)

My way (1979) (with Paul Anka)

Les femmes, ça fait pédé (1978)

J'ai toujours porté bonheur aux hommes


Jamais tra la la

Gueule de nuit

Tic Tac Toe (1978)

Retiens la vie (1982)

Super super Dupont (1982)

La grande Zoa / La vie by night

Reine de la nuit

Le bonheur, c'est pas la joie

New York Magazine, 12 Jan. 1970

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