France Gall - Did You Know?

France Gall - Did You Know?February 4, 2019

Music facts, music trivia, interesting stories and much more. Introducing the "Did You Know" page about French singer, France Gall.




France Gall (real name: Isabelle Geneviève Marie Anne "France" Gall) was a French singer. In 1965, when she was only 17 years old, she won the Eurovision Song Contest, and between the years 1973-1992, she collaborated with singer and songwriter, Michel Berger.

One of France Gall's most popular songs is "Ella, elle l'a". It is a tribute song to Ella Fitzgerald, but also a protest against racism and an anthem to personal empowerment.

The song "Ella, ella l'a" achieved great success between the years 1987-1988, reaching the top of the Austrian and German charts. The song also won two Victoires de la Musique and was also certified as silver disc by the SNEP in France.

France Gall died at the American Hospital of Paris in Neuilly-sur-Seine on 7 January, 2018, due to an infection after a two-year battle with a cancer of undisclosed primary origin. She was 70 years old.


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