Stephen Rowland (46 years) - Leeds/UK
I am big fab Of Timi Yuro But now i'm big of the both of them (Dalida & Yuro) I frst heard Dalida round about 1999 in a gay hotel i was staying at in Amsterdam. The barman was playing the cd L'AN 2005 and the song Femme (Smile) came on and knowing Yuro did the song in 1962 it sounded fab. I tryed to the cd in Amsterdam but could not so the barman but it on tape for me to take back to Leeds UK. Thats was thats for 2 or 3 years just this tape untill friends went to Paris for weekend and came back with the cd for me. They started telling me all about the cd's they had seen and videos. Then i started looking for stuff on Ebay and my god now have 100 45's single and EP's and still going up 20 cd's 1 DVD box set and 4 10inch Lp's Soon i'm off Paris to where she lived. It's just ashame she did not come to uk or was on the Uk TV or did she ????? Not many peole know of her here in the uk, and record shop like HMV have never heard of her unless u shop in the BIG HMV shop in london. How when i'm in Europe i look for her stuff at 2rd hand markets etc, but trying to fine stuff she did in english it's like trying find gold.I have told lots of friends all about her My tops 5 songs are Pepe, J'attendrai,Gigi L'amoroso (i do have this song in english too)Amore scusami, Italian Restaurant
Mac Castro (28 years)
I suppose being a Petula Clark fan, I'd heard the name Dalida a few times; especially as she's expressed such an admiration for her. So, I decided to find out who this woman was. It was earlier this year...in Paris that I came across the cd 'The Queen' and the DVD 'Passionnement'. I decided to buy them...give it a go. I'm not quite sure what happened the moment I heard her voice. One of the most incredible voices I have ever heard. I was hooked and now I have the great adventure at finding different songs, learning about her life. It hasn't been the easiest couple of months, but her music has kinda been there and I'm so incredibly glad that we 'met'. Rather late.
Thierry Granus (37 years)
In 1979, at the age of 14, I bought my first Dalida vinyl record 45 EP in Reunion Island where I lived with my parents. I will soon be 37 and am still a fan of the Great Lady. The lyrics of her songs often reflect moments of my adult life... She will always stay my Idol amid my favourite popular singers. For me she is : The voice, look, beauty, emotion, regrets, tears, heartache, grief, joy, true love, true life, reality, irreplaceable, unforgettable, eternity...
Salvatore Boemi (45 years)
Tohear her sing it is like the sun is shining.she is a wonderfull artist .I will never forget her live shows in paris.never an artist gave me so greit emotions. I do miss you a lot. You were aperfect artist you made me laugh;and cry.you were a perfect love;i will never forget
Steve (30 years)
I have just fallen under the spell of this remarkable woman. I was recently in Paris and went and paid my respects to Dalida at her resting place and I thanked her for being so unique and special. Her voice simply touches me. The way she sings 'Je Suis Malade' makes my heart ache. I've also just bought the DVD of her various TV performances and I am so sad that I will never witness one of them for myself. What a star this woman is and one that will shine forever.
Me and my brother live in the uk and are big Dalida fans. She is truly unique. Too bad we will never be able to see her perform live. Our favourite song is Gigi Paradiso.
Denis Lownds (65 years)
I was only introduced to Dalida this year by a CD from a friend in the USA, what does she mean to me, the moment I played the CD I was captured by her voice, I don't know French, but it is not important, because Dalida like Edith Piaf sings from the heart, and you feel all the emotions of life, love, sorrows, wonderful Dalida, if only she were alive now, and then she would see how loved she is.
Jones Andrew (38 years) London
came accross Dalida about 2 years ago after being introduced by a French friend and I fell in love immediately. Something about her life, her beauty, talent and her tragedy touched my soul and continues to do so to this day. Such a terrible shame but a wonderful legacy