EDITOR’S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis):  I think we need a break from the depressive reality around us.  What better than taking a trip to the past? Yours truly is known for his love for oldies, in any language… One of the most beloved songs of all time was the 1965 French song “Aline” by Christophe… It is a song that fit its time as perfectly as the Beatles songs and was loved by millions around the globe.  I have to admit that between 1973-79 I learned English and French not only from wonderful teachers in an exceptional public middle and high school in Piraeus Greece but mostly by listening to and singing simple songs like this… 

For years I thought that Aline, the lady – object of Christophe’s desire – at the center of the song, was a product of his imagination… Reading a Greek blogger recently I realized she was a real person, Aline Natanovich, a woman of Polish descent. She lived in a small apartment in Paris and worked as a dentist’s assistant during the day, while at night was a wardrobe manager at club “Orpheon”… Cristophe met her at a dentist’s appointment, where the romance started…  When he composed the song, Aline’s parents did not like the fact that it mentioned their daughter’s name and asked him not to publish it… Thank God, he did not listen to them…

ENJOY IT IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH SUBTITLES – FOLLOWED BY THE GREEK BLOGGERS POST WITH PHOTOS OF THE REAL ALINE…

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  1. It’s very important for each one of us to feel, to love, to laugh, to cry…to hear music, feel the warmth of sun on our face and the wind on our backs. We must never allow the psychopaths in power to take our humanity away from us. We are made of flesh and blood – not artificial intelligence.

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