FORT CHABROL

Latest update on 02/03/2018

Artist: Tritons
Author: Jacques Dutronc/Thomas Dean Noton
Label: demo
Year: 1961

Jacques Dutronc's first band. Ventures-alike instrumental. Fort Chabrol became a French expression since an incident in the summer of 1899 in the wake of the Dreyfus case, when Jules Guérin, leader of the Ligue Antisémite, barricaded himself with quite a few followers in the Rue de Chabrol in Paris. For more than a month they resisted the siege while they were supplied provisions thrown by supporters from neigboring roof tops.

Covers:

1962:

Fantômes [for Vogue; Eddie Mitchell's future band, without author Dutronc, then member of El Toro et les Cyclones, who'd also cut a version, also for Vogue where they disliked confusion; B-side of Le Diable en personne (Shakin' All Over)]

1962:

José Salcy et ses Jam's [first vocal version, as Le Temps de l'amour; lyrics by André Salvet, who's original title (Le Temps des copains) was outvoted by Lucien Morisse, program director of Europe 1, who feared confusion with the eponymous TV series; his alternative (the first lyric line) landed him co-credits]

1962:

Colette Rivat [second version]

1962:

Françoise Hardy [idem; also in Italian as L'Eta Dell' Amore]

1963:

Jean-Claude Pascal [idem]

1981:

Jacques Dutronc [author; idem]

1995:

April March [as While We're Young]

2007:

Sylvie Vartan [as Le Temps de l'amour]

2010:

Vanessa Paradis [idem]

2015:

Miossec [idem]

Dutronc was an art director at Vogue when newcomer Françoise Hardy was in need for some new songs. Not to be confused with Marc Aryan's Le Temps de l'amour ('64).

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