Jacques Brel

War dead  Male  Born 8/4/1929  Died 9/10/1978

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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