Photograph by Pierre Vauthey/Sygma/Sygma. France’s musical revolution had a start date: June 22, 1963. That was the day that, to celebrate the first anniversary of the magazine Salut les copains (literally “Hello buddies!”), the journal’s parent radio station, Europe 1, organized a free concert in Paris’ Place de la Nation. The line-up of Johnny Hallyday, Sylvie Vartan and Richard Anthony attracted 150, 000 revelers. Some danced on rooftops. Others watched the spectacle from the treetops of the nearby Bois de Vincennes park as they This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Seven Buy Now Related Stories Music Issue 46 Hun Choi DJ Hunee outlines his dance floor philosophy. Music Issue 46 Lil Silva A superstar collaborator steps into the spotlight. Music Issue 44 Sigrid Scandipop's fresh face on stagecraft and The Sims. Music Issue 43 Brendan Yates The Turnstile frontman on hardcore's sweet side. Music Issue 43 Cat Power Musician Chan Marshall opens the door to a different dimension. Music Issue 42 Dev Hynes The boundless potential of being a master of none.