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Jacques Brel

Jacques Brel
Born: Apr 8, 1929 in Brussels, Belgium
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Died: Oct 9, 1978 in Bobigny, France
Genre: Pop/Rock, World
Biography: Singer/songwriter Jacques Brel created and performed a catalog of literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that brought him a large, devoted following in France. His audience eventually extended internationally, making him a major influence on English-speaking writers and performers including Leonard ...Read full biography
Jacques Brel 6
Released: 1964
Label: Barclay
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In terms of immediate song recognition, Jacques Brel's sixth studio album is probably his most widely acclaimed. Opening with the somber "Jef," a song which David Bowie had certainly appreciated when he ...Read full review
Released: 1977
Label: Barclay/Polygram
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Jacques Brel's final album, and his first after a decade-long retirement from active recording, was France's state secret of the year. Review copies were dispatched to even the most prestigious publications ...Read full review