Jacqueline Taïeb

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Jacqueline Taïeb (born 1948 in Tunis, Tunisia)[1] is a French singer and songwriter of Tunisian descent. She achieved her greatest success as a pop and yé-yé singer in France in the 1960s.

Taïeb arrived in France with her parents at age eight. She began composing songs with her guitar at 12[1] and in 1966 was discovered by a talent scout while Taïeb was singing with friends. After arriving in Paris, she was signed to Impact Records and released the song "7 heures du matin" in 1967, which became her biggest French hit. She was subsequently voted Best Newcomer at the inaugural Midem music festival in Cannes for the song.[2] The song was about a teenage girl who fantasizes about Paul McCartney.[3]

In the early 1970s, Taïeb took a break from recording. In 1988, she penned the song "Ready To Follow You", which became an international hit for American singer Dana Dawson. The single sold more than 500,000 copies, and the album sold 300,000 in France alone.[4]

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  1. ^ a b The Yé-Yé Girls Website[dead link]
  2. ^ Concerts.fr by Cityvox. "Concerts.fr". Concerts.fr. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "',Jacqueline Taieb – 7 Heures du Matin'". Alpha Public Chalk. 30 June 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Interview with a yé-yé girl; Jacqueline Taïeb". Dansmoncafe.blogspot.com. 23 August 2006. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 

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