Édith Piaf

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Legal name: Édith Giovanna Gassion


Édith Piaf (French: [edit pjaf]; 19 December 1915 – 10 October 1963; born Édith Giovanna Gassion) was a French cabaret singer, songwriter and actress who became widely regarded as France's national chanteuse, as well as being one of France's greatest international stars.

Her music was often autobiographical with her singing reflecting her life, with her specialty being of chanson and torch ballads, particularly of love, loss and sorrow. Among her well known songs are "La Vie en rose" (1946), "Non, je ne regrette rien" (1960), "Hymne à l'amour" (1949), "Milord" (1959), "La Foule" (1957), "L'Accordéoniste" (1955), and "Padam ... Padam ..." (1951).

Since her premature death in 1963 and with the aid of several biographies and films including 2007's Academy Award winning La Vie en rose, Piaf has acquired a legacy as one of the greatest performers of the 20th century, and her voice and music continue to be celebrated globally.

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Album + Soundtrack

Year Title RatingReleases
1983 Piaf: Her Songs, Her Loves 1
2007 La Môme 2


Year Title RatingReleases
1942 L'Accordéoniste 1
1945 Adieu mon cœur / Le Chant du pirate 1
1950 Hymne à l'amour / La P'tite Marie 1
1953 Johnny, tu n'es pas un ange / N'y va pas Manuel 1
1958 La Foule 1
1958 Mon manège à moi 1
1959 Milord 1
1960 Non, je ne regrette rien 2
1961 Boulevard du crime 1
1961 Exodus / C'est l'amour 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1956 La Goualante du pauvre Jean 1
1956 La Vie en rose 1
1958 Himno al Amor 1
1961 Toi, tu l'entends pas 1

Unspecified type

Year Title RatingReleases
2003 L'Accordéoniste 1
2005 Hymne à l'amour 1
Édith Piaf 1
Fais moi valser 1
L'hymne A L'amour 1
La même Piaf 1
La Môme Piaf, Volume 1 1
Non je ne regrette rien 1
Paris Méditerranée 1
Volume 4 1

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