Music: Pop Records

A French rendering of rock 'n' roll sometimes sounds like a musical accompaniment to Jean-Paul Sartre's La Nausée. While U.S. rockers chant wide-eyed changes on adolescent love, requited and otherwise, their French counterparts in the cellars of Saint-Germain-des-Prés are inclined to peer through their existentialist glasses darkly. The most successful of the Parisian rock 'n' rollers is a 31-year-old self-styled gypsy who goes by the name of Mac-Kac (real name: René Reilles). A jazz drummer, Mac took to rocking after the U.S. film called Rock Around the Clock (starring Singer Bill Haley) caught...

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