the man who put a flea in the ear of the French can’t rock knock
The material was often on the weak side, and the rock songs were often on this side of plagiarized (was that “Fortunate Son”?) but Halliday’s absolute conviction on every song was unquestionable.
The hushed female-male voices and the slow pace of the song, everything in this track is trying to imitate the original without the pep, the danger and especially the sexiness. I mean Lulu does what he can to imitate his father – and he sounds quite like him – but something is missing
Charles is 88 years old and had cancelled a gig in Quebec on April 14th… I feared the worse. But then came the statement that started this post: “None of the clauses were respected, and there is no reason for us to take the stage with him owing us so much money already,” he said.
Halliday was a rockabilly take on Francaise pop who grew into a major French balladeer and a legend in his homeland.