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The incomparable Jacques Brel knew he was dying when he recorded his last album, Les Marquises, in 1977. The opening song asks, "Why did they kill Jaurès?" – as one might ask "Why did they kill Martin Luther King?" or "Why did they kill John Lennon?" Jean Jaurès was a French pacifist socialist leader who tried to stop the First World War and was murdered on the eve of it for his troubles. Funny that few Americans… read more

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  • Beautiful interpretation of Brel's statement!
  • This song made me cry - and I never cried in my life!

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