Sunday, December 02, 2012

French amour for Christmas

Born in Egypt and raised in the UK, Gillian Hills became a celebrity in France, as a similar looking yet better singer than Brigitte Bardot. This was a time when powerful men decided on the fate of starlets, and if French director Roger Vadim felt that Gillian resembled his ex-wife Brigitte Bardot, then it had to be true.

Gillian got a boost in popularity recently when American audiences discovered a cover version of her song 'Zou Bisou Bisou' on TV series Mad Men, Gillian's first single back in 1960.

Here's Gillian covering Bobby Helms' 'Jingle Bell Rock' in French, entitled 'La tête à l'envers', literally, 'My head upside down', which implies being dumbfounded by love.

Gillian Hills - La tête à l'envers