Stars of the Ye-Ye Movement
The ye-ye phenomenon led to the emergence of a great number of singers and groups, most of whose careers were short-lived. For others, however, the ye-ye period marked the beginning of a long adventure in the world of showbiz. Michèle Richard was among them. She was the female discovery of the year at the Gala des artistes in 1963, Miss Radio-Television in 1967 and a queen of ye-ye in the 1960s. Her success was due not only to her songs, but to an appearance that inspired teenage girls. Compared to Michèle Richard, Tony Roman was a shooting star in the world of pop music. A brilliant performer, Roman inspired crowds and young girls found him particularly attractive. After a few years, he left the stage for a career as producer.
Myriad groups emerged in the 1960s in Quebec. The best-known is undoubtedly the Classels. With their immaculately white hair, clothing and musical instruments and their unique voices and many original songs, this group was in a class of its own. Over the years, this group attracted both a youthful audience and their parents.