French singer Michèle Torr shot to fame in 1964 but struggled to maintain her momentum, despite recording top-quality material by Serge Gainsbourg and others.
Even following France Gall into Eurovision for Luxembourg didn’t help. The singer and had to wait until the 1970s for massive success.
Mina is one of Italy’s most successful singers of all time – and also something of a bad girl.
She was banned from TV in 1963 because of an affair with a married actor. She returned to Italian screens in 1964 performing È l’uomo per me, a cover of a US non-hit for Jody Miller. The song became the biggest-selling single of 1964.