Louise Cordet

  • Real Name: Louise Boisot
  • Birth Date: February 8th 1945
  • Birth Place: England
  • Despite the fact that Louise had been born in England, she came over on stage and on record as an archetypal French girl in everything she did. With parents that had a friendship with the British Royal family, she may not appear to have been a likely candidate for a career in pop. However, when she began singing she took her stage name from her mother, Helène Cordet who had adopted the surname early in her own professional career as an actress and TV hostess.

    Louise's recorded work was among the first to benefit from Tony Meehan's arranging expertise- shortly after he had left Cliff Richard's backing group to become an A&R man at Decca. Doubtless, his friendship with songwriter Jerry Lordan- an acquaintance made during his days with the Shadows- was also of great benefit. This enabled Louise to make the Lordan penned song, "I'm Just A Baby" her first release. Her delivery of this number could probably have not been improved on. She came across as a little cheeky and certainly very sexy young French lady with great appeal to young masculine members of the UK population. While at the peak of her short career as a pop recording artist she appeared in the movie "Just For Fun", alongside other UK and American stars of the time.

    Louise's appearance on the scene had coincided with the time that the charts were about to become dominated by the onset of Merseybeat. No doubt this shortened what might have been a longer chart career, but she managed to become accepted as part of the 'beat boom'- though failed to attract much attention from record buyers in the US. Sadly, "I'm Just A Baby" was to be her only hit although she only narrowly missed out with "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying", a song written for her by Liverpudlian friend Gerry Marsden. He would cut a more successful version with the Pacemakers a few weeks later.

    Although Lousie Cordet's spell at the top was very short, she left behind one of the most delightfully feminine pieces of pop music to have come out of the 1960s.

    1950s & 1960s 45rpm UK Discography

    • Listings include UK 45 singles releases only
    • Collector's Items are shown In Red

    Decca F11476 1962 I'm Just A Baby/ In A Matter Of Moments #13
    Decca F11524 1962 Sweet Enough/ Someone Else's Fool  
    Decca F11673 1963 Around And Around/ Which Way The Wind Blows  
    Decca F11824 1964 Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying/ Loving Baby  
    Decca F11875 1964 Don't Make Me Over/ Two Lovers  

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