With her gutsy vocal delivery, teenage singer Jocelyne was France’s answer to Brenda Lee. In true yé-yé girl style, she enjoyed successes with covers of international hits and a sprinkling of original compositions. She was born Jocelyne Journo on 14 August 1951 in Tunisia. Her family moved back to France while she was still a young girl, and settled in Champs-sur-Marne, in the Parisian suburbs. Her potential was spotted by Mya Simille, the lyricist for French rock star Dick Rivers and she was offered a contract with the Polydor label at the age of just 12.