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The High Drama of Dalida

He had just turned eighteen It made him almost insolent with certainty And while he was getting dressed Already defeated, I found my loneliness I wanted to hold it Yet I him go Without making a move He told me "it wasn't so bad" With the infernal candor of her youth I put my hair in order A little more black on my eyes By habit I just forgot That I was twice eighteen

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by Anonymousreply 52February 12, 2024 3:40 AM

She looks like drag queen with a good wig.

by Anonymousreply 1July 7, 2022 4:40 AM

Seriously, why isn’t Dalida more well known among English speaking people?

by Anonymousreply 2July 23, 2022 4:34 AM

Who’s this whore?

by Anonymousreply 3July 23, 2022 4:39 AM

R3 you are an ignorant an ugly person.

by Anonymousreply 4July 23, 2022 4:41 AM

Dalida was one of the most talented singers ever. She also had a lot of pain and struggle throughout her life. Despite that, she had a good heart, which is hard to encounter in France. At a time when gay people were oppressed beyond belief, they identified with her struggles and she theirs.

by Anonymousreply 5July 23, 2022 5:14 AM

Dalida was no Yma Sumac.

by Anonymousreply 6July 23, 2022 5:17 AM

R3 idiot.

by Anonymousreply 7September 1, 2022 2:31 AM

Dalida et Delon!

I have the French 45 of this song.

Delon was a hawt piece.

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by Anonymousreply 8September 1, 2022 2:42 AM

R8 mmm yes. Such a sexy song

by Anonymousreply 9September 1, 2022 2:44 AM


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by Anonymousreply 10September 1, 2022 2:54 AM

You should be so revered, r3

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by Anonymousreply 11September 1, 2022 2:55 AM

If DL had a disco, it would look like this:

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by Anonymousreply 12September 1, 2022 3:04 AM

R12 for real

by Anonymousreply 13September 1, 2022 3:05 AM

She really dared you to look away.

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by Anonymousreply 14September 1, 2022 3:15 AM

Her life shout and success is quite remarkable

by Anonymousreply 15September 1, 2022 3:35 AM

Story* not shout. Sheesh.

by Anonymousreply 16September 1, 2022 3:36 AM

Dalida invades NYC

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by Anonymousreply 17September 2, 2022 1:56 AM

Where have all the flowers gone?

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by Anonymousreply 18September 2, 2022 3:25 AM

I’m living the song and outfits at r12!

by Anonymousreply 19September 2, 2022 4:14 AM

R12 gives me life

by Anonymousreply 20September 6, 2022 9:50 PM

Dalida recorded the dreary "The Way of Love" years before Cher.

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by Anonymousreply 21September 6, 2022 10:31 PM

I was such a little queen already that I cried the day her death was announced. Then I used a pencil to dial my best friend on the phone.

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by Anonymousreply 22September 6, 2022 11:02 PM

I adore her biopic available to stream on Amazon. It didn't get great reviews but who cares? It's Dalida! And the lead actress is very good.

Dalida and Petula Clark were friends for decades which I learned from the biopic. They met at the San Remo Song Festival.

by Anonymousreply 23September 7, 2022 1:57 AM

BBC documentary featuring Petula Clark

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by Anonymousreply 24November 13, 2022 10:58 PM

Je suis malade Complètement malade Comme quand ma mère sortait le soir Et qu'elle me laissait seule avec mon désespoir

by Anonymousreply 25November 13, 2022 11:00 PM

She deserves to be a massive gay icon for this camptastic anthem alone

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by Anonymousreply 26November 13, 2022 11:53 PM

Dalida was a tortured goddess. Leave her be.

by Anonymousreply 27November 14, 2022 2:44 AM

Dear old Dalida, I saw her show in Paris in ... 1981 ... it was lame. Basically she was not good enough, was over-sold and she knew it and that made her suicidal. RIP

by Anonymousreply 28November 14, 2022 3:22 AM

R28, do tell more. What was lame about it? Did you see her at the Olympia?

by Anonymousreply 29November 14, 2022 1:41 PM

Ich habe R18 gern.

by Anonymousreply 30November 14, 2022 1:47 PM

She wasn’t suicidal because she wasn’t “good enough” for God’s sakes

by Anonymousreply 31November 14, 2022 1:59 PM

Her shrine at Montmartre cemetery

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by Anonymousreply 32November 14, 2022 2:44 PM

Une grande dame de chanson

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by Anonymousreply 33November 14, 2022 8:40 PM

[R29] the performance was flat/tired and she seemed old (I was 16). My friends and I went because she was rather notorious. I have no recollection of L'Olympia; I think the venue was in the south of Paris (France).

by Anonymousreply 34November 15, 2022 2:32 AM

R33 that is enough to show that she was a woman with high standards which she couldn't meet.

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by Anonymousreply 36November 15, 2022 1:36 PM

R35 speak truth.

by Anonymousreply 37November 16, 2022 1:03 AM

The first major tragedy came with Luigi Tenco, an Italian singer to whom she was engaged. The couple competed at the Sanremo Festival and, following their elimination, Tenco shot himself in the head in their hotel room on January 27th, 1967. One month later, Dalida attempted suicide for the first time with a drug overdose at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Paris. She spent five days in a coma and several months physically recovering.

By the end of the year, she had also been left infertile by the botched termination of a pregnancy conceived with an 18-year-old student. In September 1970, Lucien Morisse, whom she had amicably divorced, shot himself in the head. Five years later, her friend Mark Brant, whose singing career she had nurtured, jumped off an apartment building in Paris. The fourth of her loved ones to commit suicide was Richard Chanfray, a former boyfriend, who gassed himself with his Renault 25 car in July 1983. The following year, Dalida unusually declined the Légion d’honneur.

On the night between May 2nd and 3rd, 1987, Dalida took an overdose of barbiturates. Her note simply read: ‘Life has become unbearable for me…Forgive me’. Her funeral was held at La Madeleine and she was buried at the Cimitière de Montmartre.

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by Anonymousreply 38November 16, 2022 1:27 PM

R37 speak nonsense

by Anonymousreply 39November 16, 2022 11:13 PM

Dalida is amazing.

by Anonymousreply 40December 29, 2022 3:20 AM

Does Dalida know Davida?

by Anonymousreply 41December 29, 2022 3:23 AM

I have literally never seen anything like that R12. I still look kinda shocked 10 minutes later.

by Anonymousreply 42December 29, 2022 3:54 AM

R42 discovering Dalida is like finding a treasure trove. Her catalog is a gift that keeps on giving

by Anonymousreply 43December 29, 2022 4:11 AM

[quote] Dalida was no Yma Sumac.

And no Umm Kalthoum, either!

by Anonymousreply 44December 29, 2022 4:13 AM

This remix album was my 1997-8 soundtrack

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by Anonymousreply 45December 29, 2022 6:22 PM

One of my favorite Dalida songs. I find her hypnotic in this clip.

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by Anonymousreply 46January 1, 2023 5:56 PM

R46 love that song!

by Anonymousreply 47January 1, 2023 6:49 PM

She was basically revered in my neighborhood in Paris. I remember seeing her brother Bruno out and about in Montmartre when I lived there for a few years. I lived only a few blocks from her mansion, which looked imposing. Some of my neighbors discussed her fairly dismissively, but would get very angry if an expat joined them in disparaging her music. She was theirs to admire, critique, etc.

by Anonymousreply 48January 1, 2023 7:27 PM

How would they discuss her dismissively?

by Anonymousreply 49January 1, 2023 7:56 PM

Her version of The Godfather theme is fucking epic

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by Anonymousreply 50January 2, 2023 7:43 PM
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by Anonymousreply 51February 12, 2024 2:22 AM

Iolanda Gigliotti

by Anonymousreply 52February 12, 2024 3:40 AM
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