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Jacques Brel

Jacques Brel (April 8, 1929 – October 9, 1978) was a Belgian French-speaking singer and author-composer, considered by many as a poet as well, given the power of his lyrics. Known in the English-speaking world mainly through translations of his songs, he is also remembered in French-speaking countries as an actor and director. Brel was born in Schaarbeek, a district of Brussels, Belgium and lived half of his life in Paris. He died in Bobigny in the suburbs of Paris, of lung cancer, and is buried in the Marquesas Islands.

 
 
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