Édith Piaf

Édith Piaf ( /piːˈɑːf/ or /ˈpiːæf/; ; 19 December 1915 – 11 October 1963), born Édith Giovanna Gassion, was a French singer and cultural icon who became widely regarded as France's national popular singer, as well as being one of France's greatest international stars. Her singing reflected her life, with her specialty being ballads. Among her songs are "La Vie en rose" (1946), "Non, je ne regrette rien" (1960), "Hymne à l'amour" (1949), "Milord" (1959), "La Foule" (1957), "l'Accordéoniste" (1955), and "Padam... Padam..." (1951).

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French Foreign Legion In Popular Culture - Music - Édith Piaf
... in the 1980s, the male voice singing the lyrics made famous by Piaf ... Another of Piaf's songs was "Le Fanion de la Légion" (The Flag of the Legion), describing the heroic defence by the garrison in a small Legion outpost attacked by Saharan tribes ... by Raymond Asso, a Foreign Legion veteran who was Piaf's lover in the late 1930s, with music by Marguerite Monnot ...
Books On Édith Piaf
... The Wheel of Fortune The Autobiography of Édith Piaf by Édith Piaf (originally written in 1958, 5 years before her death), Peter Owen Publishers ISBN 0-7206-1228-4 Édith Piaf, by Édith ... memoirs, written by stepsister The Piaf Legend, by David Bret, Robson Books,1988 ... Piaf A Passionate Life, by David Bret, Robson Books, 1998, revised JR Books, 2007 "The Sparrow – Edith Piaf," chapter in Singers The Song (pp ...
Hymne à L'amour - Édith Piaf
... The lyrics were written by Piaf and the music by Marguerite Monnot ... She first sang this song at the cabaret Versailles in New York on September 14, 1949 ...