A glossy, gossipy history of Gallic female pop icons
[Deluxe’s book] is not just pleasing on the eye, though, and there is substance in both the text and the music it highlights. David Hutcheon, Mojo Magazine
This is the book fans of France’s yé-yé sound have been waiting for. The main course is a generous helping of all the singers we love. From the big four’ to the second division of singers with a generous dusting of foreign femmes, funny girls and folk mademoiselles for good measure this book has them all. Ready Steady Girls
Deluxe’s volume is not a glorified pin-up book or fashion tome. If you really want to learn about the lives and music of yé-yé’s leading and lesser-known lights, you won’t find a more informative English-language account than this one. The National
Even without hearing a note of the music celebrated in Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe’s collection Yé-Yé Girls of ’60s French Pop,” it’s impossible not to be seduced by the mesmerizing melodies of Françoise Hardy, Sylvie Vartan, Zouzou and their sorority of chanteuses. Chicago Tribune
Fact: Everybody's coffee table can use an extra dose of eye candy. Especially when it comes in the form of Ye-Ye Girls of '60s French Pop, the new color-drenched tome that serves up style inspiration as well as an in-depth look into music history. Nylon Magazine
The Internet has long been the hub for English-speaking ’60s French-pop fans seeking out obscure facts about their favorite records, but finally the country’s female-side of ’60s pop has been given its very own English-language bible in printJean-Emmanuel Deluxe’s Yé-Yé Girls of ’60s French Pop. Cha Cha Charming
This lavishly illustrated compendium is like a passport to another time and place
a window into an era in which one could switch on the TV & see Bridget Bardot singing about Harley Davidson motorcycles while wearing thigh-high boots and a black leather mini-skirt. This book may well be the Bible of Yé-Yé. Boyd Rice
From the Back Cover
Yé-yé is a delightful style of pop music featuring young female
singers that influenced France, Québec and other European countries with its
camp” style throughout the 1960s.
This collection by pop music expert Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe includes many
interviews with the original singers and producers, and hundreds of visual
examples of record covers, magazines, and a teenaged fan’s scrapbook from
This book includes the famous Yé-Yé practitioners Sylvie Vartan, France Gall, Françoise Hardy, Chantal Goya, Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin and dozens of others, including perverse Serge Gainsbourg.
Yé-Yé had secondary explosions in the 1970s and 1990s in Japan and Europe
through the likes of Lio (who provides this book’s foreword), and in the
United States through singers like April March, whose Yé-Yé number Chick
Habit” was heard in the Quentin Tarantino film Death Proof. Interest in Yé-Yé
exploded again when Megan Draper sang the Yé-Yé number Zou Bisou Bisou,”
originally made famous by Gillian Hills, in the 5th season of Mad Men.
Be prepared to be immersed in this beloved but cruelly neglected pop