Fascinating news -
two French singers by the name of Michèle Arnaud and Bernard Stéphane recorded back in 1965 a 45`gramophone
record (maxi) consisting of four songs - one of them was called: Il suffit
d'un amour, Catherine ma mie.
This text was written on the Press page of the
Catherine de Montsalvy website on December 16, 2009
The song was
composed by Paul
AMAR and texted by Juliette
At that time, only two « Catherine » books were
Il suffit d'un amour I and Il suffit d'un amour II (One Love is Enough
The third of the series BELLE CATHERINE was yet to be published 1966.
For me this was another evidence that the Catherine series were
an enormous success. I do not remember what other Bestseller has had
the honour to get a chanson of its own...!
I was able to bid for the record on the Net, convert it to MP3
and listen to it
together with Juliette Benzoni and my friend at Juliette's home in Saint-Mandé
2010. Juliette had remembered the song, but not this beautiful version
of Bernard Stéphane, but that of another French singer called:
From the material Juliette shared with us, there are now even the
music sheets to look at, the journal had as cover the image of the first
Catherine book, or rather the second version from 1965.
There is also a short article which had
been in a newspaper back in 1965.
The song can be listened to if you click on the
little nostalgic radio above.