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Jacques Brel (8 April 1929 – 9 October 1978) was a Belgian singer and songwriter who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following in Belgium and France initially, and later throughout the world. He was widely considered a master of the modern chanson. Although he recorded most of his songs in French, he became a major influence on English-speaking songwriters and performers such as David Bowie, Alex Harvey, Leonard Cohen, Marc Almond and Rod… read more

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  • La chanson des vieux amants <3
  • El mejor.
  • Brel called Bowie a fag
  • La Valse à Mille Temps <3
  • It's kinda unfair that some people know Brel just because of Bowie, Bowie's cover is good but the original Brel Works are so much better. BTW Brel has influenced so many artist's music... take a look at the Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Brel#Legacy
  • Bowie's cover is kind of lame though. [4]
  • Bowie's cover is kind of lame though. [3]
  • Bowie's cover is kind of lame though. [2]
  • Maurice Ravel's seems to have had an influence on Rauber, some tunes have an amazing orchestral arrangement.
  • obviously the best lyricist of all time

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