EDITH PIAF

MAJOR MUSIC ARTISTS - FRANCE


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Édith Piaf

DESCRIPTION: Édith Piaf

ACTIVITY STATUS: Departed

ACTIVITY PERIOD: 1935 - 1963

MUSIC GENRE: Cabaret, Chanson, Torch Songs

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: FRANCE

RECORD COMPANIES / LABELS (Current & Past): Pathé, Pathé-Marconi, Capitol Music/EMI Records, Parlophone/WEA

WIKIPEDIA PAGE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89dith_Piaf


ABOUT HER:

Edith PIAF
(Edith Gassion) (1915-1963)
Born into poverty in Paris, the teenage Piaf was literally singing on the streets when discovered by a theatre promoter. Dubbed “the little sparrow” and “the waif sparow”, she established herself as a well-known cabaret performer in France in the 1930s, before tours of the US after WWII. Her soulful voice, evocative of the poverty, sadness and loneliness of her childhood, struck a chord with audiences everywhere, and she became an international star. Songs for which she is renowned include La Vie En Rose, Milord, and Vagabond.

By Larry Buttrose

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