Music: Moonlight at Maubeuge

Under normal circumstances, only necessity would draw any Frenchman to Maubeuge (pop. 30,000), a cheerless, Hoboken-like manufacturing center up near the Belgian border, where the moon—or, for that matter, the sun—shines rarely on the River Sambre. But all summer long the roads to Maubeuge have been jammed with moonstruck vacationers, honeymooners and touring rubbernecks, all lured there by what promises to become Europe's next popular hit—a tango called Un Clair de Lune à Maubeuge (Moonlight at Maubeuge).*

Since Moonlight came out last February, it has sold a phenomenal 1,700,000 disks. It has...

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