In the forties and much of the fifties, the musical genre known as "Spanish Song" had dominated the Spanish music scene, through radio and disc microgroove. Under a regime of censorship, the regime sought to prevent excessive diffusion of "rhythms foreignizers". Only small groups of elite -usually in Barcelona- enjoyed the purchasing power to buy records in the clandestine smuggling circuits. But it was foreign music which produndamente influenced the change in musical tastes of Spanish society.
In the sixties, the timid process of "opening" policy and cultural (more apparent than real) began to allow the media would echo the European and American musical styles, especially through radio and art publications. It was an adaptation to international tastes without significant alterations, especially by youth. So they started to organize festivals that were to be released this new musical tastes, great influence on Spanish folk music. So in 1962 he established the first Grand Prix of Song by Radio Juventud de Barcelona, being the most renowned events of the Mediterranean, Benidorm and Mallorca. Moreover, Spain's participation in the Eurovison Festival in 1961 was a major victory of the dictatorship at propaganda, about to start negotiations with the regime sought to join the European Economic Community. The Eurovision Festival was an initiative of the European Broadcasting Union, an international organization for twenty-first European broadcasting organizations (including the Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française), eventually establishing its headquarters in Brussels. The creation of this festival in 1956 was a very ambitious project and technology integrator purpose. Spain has only won twice the festival, and he did consecutively. The first in London in 1968, with the song "La, la, la" performed by Massiel (and not by Serrat, as projected by announcing that he would sing in Catalan, amid much controversy). And the second time the following year, with Salome performing "Vivo cantando".
In this context of economic, social and cultural changes, delayed emissions of the Office de Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française, radiated through local Spanish radio stations (like Radio Alcoy), allowed songs by Edith Piaf, Yves Montand and Charles Aznavour (of great international success and strong political overtones) could be heard on the radio. Along with French singer-songwriters like Léo Ferré, Jacques Brel and Georges Brassens, who had much influence in the development of Nova cançó movement and its derivatives.
As a window on the world, ORTF participated in the dissemination of other songs from international and not only French-such as those of the participants in the Eurovision Festival. Moreover, and with songs, emissions also offered biographical information and interviews with the performers.
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Farid Al Atrash
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Head West was an American band consisting of Henry Moore, Bob Welch and Robert Hunt
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René Villard better known by his pseudonym Hervé Vilard, is a French singer. He stressed his success internationally known, the song "Capri c'est fini"
Hervé Watine French singer, retains a song on the program Cita en Paris
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Jean Claude Annoux
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Jean André Jacques Brun known as Jean Dréjac, (1921-2003) was a singer, author and French composer
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Jean Fredenucci is a French singer, brought to market several albums during the decade of the 70
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Jean Paul Cara
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Jean Pax Méfret
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Jean Pierre Doran
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Jean-Michel Caradec (1946-1981) was an author, composer and performer French
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Jean Richards (1921-2001) was a French actor and singer
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Joseph Ira Dassin, known as Joe Dassin (1938-1980) was an American musician and particularly known in French-speaking countries
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Les 3 Ménestrels
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Les Chaussettes Noires
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Les Compagnons de la chanson
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Les Frères jacques
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Les Rover was a group of French music of the decade of the 70
Les Troubadours, French music group
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Liza May Minnelli is an actress and singer
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Lolita Sevilla pseudonym Ángeles Moreno Gómez is a popular singer and Spanish actress
Los calchakis Andean music group
Los Diablos is a Spanish pop music group
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manitas de plata
Manitas de Plata is a French flamenco guitarist
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Marc Hamilton, French singer
Marcel Amont, pseudonym Marcel, Jean-Pierre, Balthazar Miramon, is a French singer and actor
Marcel Mouloudji (1922-1994) was a singer, songwriter and actor French
María Trinidad Pérez de Miravete Mille (1947-2009) known artistically as Mari Trini, was a Spanish singer and songwriter
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Marie Dubas (1894–1972) was a music-hall singer and comedian in France
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Michel Corringe (1946-2001) was a French singer
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Michel Fugain is a singer, songwriter and performer French
Michel Laurent is a singer, composer and French author
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Michel Sardou is a famous French singer
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See Jacques Monty
Miriam de Kova
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Patrice Lamy is a French singer
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Régine, pseudonym Régina Zilberberg
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Salvatore Adamo is an Italian-Belgian singer
Serge Clament is a French singer
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Serge Lama is a French singer who represented France in 1971 in the Eurovision Festival with the song Sur la terre a garden
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Séverine, pseudonym Josiane Grizeau
Sheila is a French pop singer with a huge success during the decades of 60 'and 70'
Swingle Singers was a vocal group formed in 1962 in France
Sylvie Vartan is a French actress and singer
The Beatles was an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960
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The Wallace Collection
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Tino Rossi real name Constantin Rossi (1907-1983) was a French singer and actor
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Valérie Lagrange, pseudonym Danielle Charaudeau, is an author, composer and performer
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