French band Ophiucus was formed back in 1971, consisting of brothers Alain and Bernard Labacci, Jean-Pierre Pouret and Michel Bonnecarrere. This quartet opted to have their base of operations in the small town of Flagy, where they wrote material that was deemed interesting enough to land them a deal with Barclay Records. Their debut album Ophiucus was issued the same year, but a planned English version of this album was shelved. These alternate language versions would later surface as bonus tracks on reissues.
Ophiucus issued one more album, Salade Chinoise, in 1973. There are no records of activities from them after this point, and it is assumed that they disbanded soon after. (Source).
A few days ago, Cameleon Records reissued 300 copies of this excellent and very hard to find 7", originally out in 1982 on Le Kiosque D'Orphée (KO/82.0702). Repulse was a band from Quimper (Cardiff in fact), and played a fuzzy low-fi garage psych punk (what else ?)... More infos here.
I found no informations about Jessy Et Le Virginia. Perhaps the band was from Belgium (the 7" was produced by Belgian producer Constant Defourny). Crocodile rock is a french adaptation of Elton John's succes...
Billy Bridge, of its true name Jean-Marc Brige, born with Cherbourg (Handle) it December 17 1945 and died in Paris it November 21 1994, is one singer French.
With the whole beginning of years 1960, Billy Bridge is noticed by Kurt Mohr, who works for the Odéon discs. It publishes, under this label, its first disc “Party” in 1962, where it profits from the contribution of the American guitarist Mickey Baker. The same year, it imports into France it Madison (American dance). It connects several successes: The great M, Madison flirt... It is then called “the Small Prince of Madison”. It occurs in September 1962 withOlympia of Paris, with its group Mustangs, in first part of the English group The Shadows. It appears in an English film Just for fun (1963), of Gordon Fleming.
Billy Bridge knows an eclipse and disappears, under his name, of the hit-parades since 1964. It is devoted then to the writing of songs for the others and is again success.
Billy Bridge consequently starts again spectacularly his career in England. In 1971, under the pseudonym of Black Swan, it sells a million specimens of its song Echoes and rainbows. It finishes its life while giving, in France, in the concerts which cultivate the nostalgia of its beginnings. (Source).