Frida Boccara

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Danielle Frida Hélène Boccara (29 October 1940 – 1 August 1996) was a Moroccan-born French singer of Italian descent who performed and recorded in a number of languages, including French, Spanish, English, Italian, German, Dutch and Russian.

Frida Boccara was born in Casablanca, Morocco, from a Jewish family of Italian origin that lived in Tunisia before they settled down in Morocco. In the late 1950s, she moved from Casablanca to Paris, France, and then she started her artistic career as a singer. She submitted the song "Autrefois" to the French Eurovision Song Contest selection panel in 1964, but she was unsuccessful. At the Eurovision Song Contest held in Madrid, Spain, in 1969, she represented France and performed "Un jour, un enfant" (A Day, a Child) – music by Emile Stern and text by Eddy Marnay. Her song (along with the entries from Netherlands, the UK, and Spain) shared first place.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1969 Un jour, un enfant 1
1989 Expression 1

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