Jacques Brel

Jacques Romain Georges Brel was a Belgian singer, songwriter, actor, poet and director who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following—initially in Belgium and France, later throughout the world. He is considered a master of the modern chanson. Although he recorded most of his songs in French and occasionally in Dutch, he became an influence on English-speaking songwriters and performers, such as Scott Walker, David Bowie, Alex Harvey, Marc Almond and Rod McKuen. English translations of his songs were recorded by many performers, including: Bowie; Walker, Ray Charles; Judy Collins; John Denver; The Kingston Trio; Nina Simone; Frank Sinatra and Andy Williams.
Brel was a successful actor, appearing in ten films. He directed two films, one of which, Le Far West, was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973. Having sold over 25 million records worldwide, Brel is the third best-selling Belgian recording artist of all time. Brel married Thérèse "Miche" Michielsen in 1950 and the couple had three children.

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Les blésBest of Paris, Vol. 511:54
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Il peut pleuvoirYoung Forever : Jacques Brel, Vol. 11:42
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Sur la placeIn the 50s: The Birth of Genius2:48
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La MortLe Chanteur2:51
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Ne me quitte pas (Remastered)Superfrench Connection (Remastered 2017)3:49
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Les flamandesQuand on a que l'amour (Les éternels - Classic French Songs)2:38
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Pourquoi faut-il que les hommes s'ennuient ?Brel : les plus belles chansons3:12
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La tendresseVoir3:14
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Les FlamandesJacques Brel Vol. 22:37
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Quand on a que l'amourJacques Brel: Essential 102:22
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