Jacques Brel

Person   Born 8/4/1929 Died 9/10/1978

Categories: Music, Poetry & Song, Seriously Famous

Born Brussels. Songwriter/singer of French chanson. Died of lung cancer in Bobigny, in the suburbs of Paris. Is buried on the Island of Hiva Oa in the Marquesas, French Polynesia. Click on external link for the excellent official web site. The Fondation Jacques Brel (run by his eldest daughter, we are told) in Brussels at Vieille Halle aux Blés, 11, is well worth a visit, admirably evoking the times in which he lived.

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Jacques Brel

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