about music, André Crudo is also a
French photographer. When he wins a
camera at a raffle organized by his
school, it's the beginning of a long
passion that will make him the
privileged witness of an era of artistic
mutations in France. In 1960, he is
working as an assistant at Vogue France
when he meets the young and
inexperienced Johnny Hallyday, who will
become later the greatest singer of his
generation. At the same period, he is
also hired in the same band as the
novice guitarist named Jacques
Crudo will also witness the advent of
the mythical Golf-Drouot in Paris, a
club where all Parisian youth would
come, dance and listen to the new French
or international talents. He will also
photograph them all performing at the
Paris Olympia Hall: The Kinks, Roy
Orbison, Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys,
Ella Fitzgerald, etc.
a period of 10 years, from 1964 to 1977,
the photographs of André Crudo tell the
story of the rock explosion in France
and the emergence of a counter-culture
guided by a youth eager for freedom.
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