Zou bisou bisou

As a huge Mad Men fan I was happy to welcome the show back to the air yesterday. While I was immediately entranced my Don’s new apartment and Megan’s outfits, I was most excited by Megan’s performance of Zou bisou bisou, which was a smash hit for Gillian Hills. Hills found fame as a French pop singer, one of the first yé-yé girls, and who also starred in the British teen film, Beat Girl, in 1959 with Adam Faith.

In 2009 I posted some photographs of Gillian partying at a rave at Eel Pie Island in 1960 – I recommend checking them out as they are really a quite remarkable snapshot of a side of teenage life we rarely think of at that time.

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Gillian Hills (right) at friend at the rave on Eel Pie Island, August 31st, 1960. Photographed by Peter Hill.

The Daily Beast published today a short history of Zou bisou bisou, which is worth a read.

And here is Megan’s fab black mini dress with accordian pleated chiffon sleeves and rhinestone detailing around the neck…

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