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Jacques Brel

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Lehi Cano

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Jacques Brel singer, writer, actor, director Ne me quittes pas Jacques Romain Georges Brel
(8 April 1929 – 9 October 1978) was a Belgian singer-songwriter. Brel composed and recorded his songs almost exclusively in French. Born in Brussels, but spent half of his life in Paris,
Made it big in Europe in 1956 with "Quand on n'a que l'amour" (When we only have love)
Began as a Catholic-humanist troubadour and evolved into a comedic, and eventually more emotional poet and songwriter Starred in the musical L'Homme de la Mancha (Man of La Mancha) which he also translated into French and directed.
Continued directing and acting in his own films until he was nominated for the Palm d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973 Who? That guy: Creative Genius He made movies too. He wrote beautiful songs:
La Lumière Jaillira (Light Sparkling)
Au Printemps (Springtime)
Dites, Si C’était Vrai (Say if it Was True)
Les Filles et les Chiens (Girls and Dogs)
Les Amants de Cœur (Lovers of the Heart) also: His influence continues in more modern music. Some artists that have paid homage to him by singing his songs are:
Scott Walker
David Bowie
Nina Simone

Brel's work has been translated into over 22 languages, and there are at least 400 different versions of "Ne me quittes pas" alone. Jacques Brel is
alive and well Jacques Brel 8 Avril 1929 – 9 Octobre 1978
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