Carla Bruni takes us round the carousel of French chansonmain
When I made a documentary for the BBC on Barbara, I tried to solicit the participation of the then-First Lady. Inconveniently, she was having a baby that week, after greeting world leaders, so I directed my attentions elsewhere.
Now, no longer in the Elysée, Carla has volunteered to guide the BBC around some of the great makers of chanson – Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Barbara, Francoise Hardy, Charles Trenet and Serge Gainsbourg. You can hear the show on BBC Radio 2 tomorrow night at 10pm. Click here for details.
I get to provide some background commentary. Should be fun. Click here.