France Gall, French pop singer and Eurovision winner, dies at 70

France Gall, who represented Luxemburg in the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest and won, has passed away at the age of 70.
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French pop singer France Gall, who led Luxemburg to victory at the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest, has died at the age of 70.

Gall's singing career was launched in the early 1960s. As a teenager, she began to collaborate with legendary singer and songwriter Serge Gainsbourg in hits such as N'écoute pas les Idoles and Laisse Tomber les Filles.

Their biggest hit, Poupée de Cire, Poupée de Son from 1965, went on to win the Eurovision of that year despite being criticized for straying too far from the style of music traditionally heard in the contest at the time.

Watch: Gall's performance in the 1965 Eurovision

Gall briefly regained worldwide fame more than 20 years later with the 1987 hit Ella, Elle L'a, written by her husband, Jewish composer Michel Berger.

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