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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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  • Avatar for KissThePanda
    Marieke <3
  • Avatar for BatooqSupersoul
    Obviously the best lyricist of all time [2]
  • Avatar for ChriS_LIAB
    Wrong tags, Brel was belgian, and a brilliant artist of course
  • Avatar for InSearchOfTruth
    funny old chanson music.
  • Avatar for Gabsamand
    La chanson des vieux amants <3
  • Avatar for Gabsamand
    El mejor.
  • Avatar for Nakkinak
    Brel called Bowie a fag
  • Avatar for smokingcinema
    La Valse à Mille Temps <3
  • Avatar for Qanea
    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
  • Avatar for BatooqSupersoul
    Bowie's cover is kind of lame though. [2]

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