Jacques Brel

  • Birth name: Jacques Romain Georges Brel
  • Years active: 1953 - 1977
  • Born: 08 - 04 - 1929
  • Birth Place: Schaerbeek, Belgium
  • Death: 09-10-1978
  • Death Place: Bobigny, Ile-de-France, France
Biography: Jacques Romain Georges Brel (French pronunciation: [ʒak bʀɛl] in French) (8 April 1929–9 October 1978) was a Belgian singer-songwriter. Brel composed and recorded his songs almost exclusively in French. The quality and style of his lyrics are highly regarded by many leading critics of popular music.[who?]

Brel's songs are not especially well known in the English-speaking world except in...  [read more]
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