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Groovy Friday – In Line With Katty Line

I’ve discovered that the “Ye-Ye” scene is a rich vein of grooviness worth mining.

It’s Friday!

Looking back, I realize that we’ve been focusing solely on women artists here for the past few weeks.

That’s not going to change.

Several months ago we featured Sylvie Vartan.  She was the queen of the “Ye-Ye” scene (pronounced “Je-Je” in French.)   We’ve highlighted other “Ye-Ye “ artists here.  Just a few weeks back we featured Audrey Arno, a German born “Ye-Ye” girl.  Since then I’ve discovered that the “Ye-Ye” scene is a rich vein of grooviness worth mining.  We’ll be mining that vein for the next few weeks.

This week it’s Katty Line.  Like so many artists we’ve featured here, she started with hits in her home country (in this case, France) before she achieved her greatest fame in another country, Italy.

In Italy, she was promoted by Groovy Friday alumnus Adriano Celetano and became a European star.

She never charted in the U.S.

In this first clip there are no back-up dancers, but Katty can shake it like a whole line of dancers.  How groovy is this?

Here she is with dancers.

Have a groovy weekend!

If you want to know more about Katty, have at it.  She’s still alive, but the story of her career took a tragic turn in the late 60s.


André Dupuy

Andre Dupuy is the youngest of five children, a fourth-generation Californian and he knows how to drive a Model-T Ford.

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