Ye-Ye - meaning Yeah Yeah! - is a delightful style of pop music featuring young female singers that influenced France and other countries, with its particularly 'camp' style throughout the 1960s. It had secondary explosions in the 1970s and 1990s in Japan and Europe thanks to the likes of Lio and April March. This collection by French pop music expert and head of the Martyrs of Pop label Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe includes many interviews with the original singers and producers, visual excerpts of record covers and remarkable excerpts from a child fan's diary of the period.
Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe is a pop culture specialist, activist, writer and performer. He's written for several US, UK & Aussie magazines (Roctober, Shindig, Outre !) along with several publication from his homeland (Rock n Folk, Technikart, Standard & Playboy). He's written several books including, ''Cinepop'' (the ultimate & subjective pop film guide), ''La Confiserie Magique'' (on US & european sunshine & bubblegum pop) & ''JX Williams Les Dossiers Interdits. He runs the label Martyrs of Pop which featured April March who recorded with Bertrand Burgalat and Brian Wilson and was included in Tarantino's Deathproof soundtrack. Lio took her stage name from pages of Jean-Claude Forest's comic serie, Barbarella. Just a few years later Jean-Claude Forest himself told Lio she was the incarnation of all the dream womens he drew. Lio is a pop icon that has fans as diverse as Debbie Harry, Lux Interior, The Sparks and Phil Oakey. To this very day she still draw crowds of thousands wherever she performs.