Showing posts with label Isabelle Aubret. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Isabelle Aubret. Show all posts

Saturday, 19 November 2011

La source - Isabelle Aubret

'La source' was the French entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1968, performed in French by Isabelle Aubret. This was Aubret's second appearance on the Eurovision stage, in 1960 she had won the Contest with 'Un premier amour'. At the close of voting, 'La source' had received 20 points, placing 3rd in a field of 17 competitors.

The song deals - unusually for songs at the time, especially in the Contest - with the topic of rape, with Aubret describing such an event in some detail. Aubret also recorded the song in German, then under the title 'Such' mich dort, wo die Sonne scheint'.

My collection: 7" single no. 5224
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, November 19, 2011
Cost: 0,5 euro
Tracks: 'La source', 'La rose fanée' / 'Pleur' pas Stephanie', 'Le malheur d'aimer'

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Un premier amour - Isabelle Aubret

Isabelle Aubret was born as Thérèse Coquerelle on July 27, 1938 in Lille, France. Before starting a career in music, she won the French national gymnastics championship in 1952. Ten years later, she represented France during the Eurovision Song Contest, singing 'Un premier amour'. With sixteen countries participating, she was the one who won the competition with 26 points. The runner-up only had 13 points, so it was a convincing win.

When I decided I wanted to have all the winning songs of Eurovision as a single, the early years were of course the hardest to find. I'm still searching for 'Refrain' (1956) for instance....

My collection: 7" single no. 3771
Found:, received June 17, 2009
Cost: 3 euro
Tracks: 'Un premier amour', 'La-bas' / 'Petit bonhomme', 'Ces deux la'

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