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Jacques Brel
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Vocalist
    (April 8, 1929-October 9, 1978)
    Born in Schaarbeek, Belgium
    Died in Bobigny, France
    Known for the songs 'Ne Me Quitte Pas' and 'Le Moribond'
    Passed away from lung cancer at 49
    He cheated on his wife.
    He had a big time overbite.
    He wrote 'Ne Me Quitte Pas' after a mistress left him following an abortion.
    His song subjects included hookers, drunks and drug addicts.
    He smoked heavily, which led to his early demise.
    He is acclaimed as one of the best French-language composers of all time.
    Nina Simone and Terry Jacks had hits with English translations of his songs.
    He sang vividly of life's everyday struggles.
    His music was used in the long-running Off-Broadway Revue 'Jaques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.'

Credit: Black Chic


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