french legend from the 40'S and 50's
Belgian singer and songwriter, actor and film director.
Born: 8 April 1929 in Schaarbeek, Brussels, Belgium.
Died: 9 October 1978 in Bobigny, France.
Sang predominantly in French but also had quite a few versions of his songs in Dutch. In his song "Marieke" he combined Dutch and French in the lyrics.
His most famous songs include "Ne Me Quitte Pas" ("Laat Me Niet Alleen"), "Le Plat Pays ("Mijn Vlakke Land") and "Marieke".
In 1964 American artist Rod McKuen started to translate Brel's songs into English.
Brel’s penultimate album of unreleased songs, “J’Arrive” (or “I Arrive”), was released in 1968.
His final album “Les Marquises" sold over one million copies and hit number one in the French album charts.
Grand Jacques (C'Est Trop Facile)
Il Nous Faut Regarder
C'Est Comme Ça
Le Fou Du Roi
Il Pleut Pleuvoir
S'Il Te Faut
Sur La Place
Qu'Avons-Nous Fait, Bonne Gens
Les Pieds Dans Le Ruisseau
Il Y A