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May 12, 2006

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horst

dear scott,

nice video, you might want to check this out:
http://www.artchive.com/artchive/G/gericault/raft_of_the_medusa.jpg.html.

by the way, i just read in my mother's copy of "die neue post" (prime source of made up gossip about all kinds of celebrities) that vicky (53) is very lonely these days and that nobody loves her any more.
a vicky leandros revival in nyc might cheer her up mightily.

keep on rocking!

Stephen

The image in the clip is "The Raft of the Medusa" by Gericault

zoe

You forgot to mention that her 1967 entry was "L'amour est bleu".

Baccara sang for Luxembourg in 1978!

Brian C

Doggone it, thought I was special in recognizing the homage to "Raft of the Medusa." (And Prof. Birnholz gave me back-to-back C's in art history way back when!) It's unclear to me how Ms. Leandros figures into a story of murder, cannibalism, and Algerian immigrants--guess I wasn't paying enough attention to the video.

However, I did find 3 Brigitte Bardot mp3s linked to a page on that same site, http://user.tninet.se/~fuf828e/brigitte_bardot_songs.htm including the fmu mega-hit "Je t'aime... moi non plus". That's gotta count for something!

Scott

> You forgot to mention that her 1967 entry was "L'amour est bleu".

Nope, didn't forget, just didn't mention it. What I did forget is to link to 2 more fab mp3 downloads! I've since atoned for that error and posted the link as an update to the post.

bs69

Found a Leandros version of WIndmills Of Your Mind - in FRENCH
illfolks.blogspot.com

Hemaworstje

holy shit man , you people digg deep.

Les

When I saw her name I instantly remembered her from my early teenage years, but didn't know what for, though I assumed it must have been for a song, or just being so pretty. I grew up here in London. I think she was quite popular on TV in late 60's, I recognised her as soon as I saw her picture anyway. Well thanks for these links, they are so wonderful, esp the vids, which I have downloaded. I must follow up on these, plus see if I can find some old recordings of her's. She has/had a lovely voice. Thank you so much for this post. My youth has returned and for a while I will be 15 again, instead of 50!

Albgardis Ungvarsky

Oooooh, thanks for the nostalgic songs of Vicky! I am from Germany, and my veryfirst 7"Single I ever bought in my life was by her, "Ich hab' die Liebe geseh'n" 1973!! You don't happen to have that file, do you?
Now living in the US I never met anyone who knew her.

Just some corrections to "Theo", if I may:
it was in 1974, not 73, and "Murmeltier" is german for Groundhog, it is a metapher for someone sleepy.

Thanks again, you made my day!

Paul Aijtink

Dear Scott, by coincedence I stumbled over this story about Vicky Leandros. Nice to know -even though little according to your own story- that Vicky does get some attention on your radio station.
Some extra information for you: In 1972 Vicky Leandros was the best selling artist world-wide. Her Eurovision-entry "l'Amour est bleu/Love is blue" is the most covered and best sold Eurovision-song ever.
Further: Vicky released a several singles and albums in the USA and worked there with the producers Brad Shapiro and Kim Fowley.
More information is available on her homepage! Kind regards, Paul Aijtink (Webmaster Vicky Leandros)

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