History Music / JacquesBrel

21st Dec '17 2:38:35 PM Nylsa
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** "Amsterdam": a song about the Dutch capital city. Brel depicts the sleazy life of sailors there. Music/DavidBowie covered it later on his album ''Music/PinUps''.

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** "Amsterdam": a song about the Dutch capital city. Brel depicts the sleazy life of sailors there. Music/DavidBowie covered it later on his album ''Music/PinUps''.''Pin Ups''.
15th Dec '17 2:54:21 AM Anddrix
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Despite his wide acclaim the singer is still frowned upon in certain circles. He frequently treated women, the Church, Flemings and the Bourgeoisie as AcceptableTargets. So people may either LoveItOrHateIt.

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Despite his wide acclaim the singer is still frowned upon in certain circles. He frequently treated women, the Church, Flemings and the Bourgeoisie as AcceptableTargets. So people may either LoveItOrHateIt.
4th Nov '17 7:42:28 AM dlchen145
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Jacques Romain Georges Brel (1929-1978) was UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}'s most famous and influential singer. Together with Music/GeorgesBrassens and Léo Ferré he is considered to be one of the Big Three of the Francophone music genre {{Chanson}}. He is widely admired for his deeply human, passionate but also cynical and satirical songs. Several of his songs have been become classics: "Ne Me Quitte Pas" and "Le Plat Pays" are his {{Signature Song}}s, but "Amsterdam", "Les Bourgeois", "Le Moribond", "Marieke", "Les Flamandes", "La Chanson de Jacky", "La Valse A Mille Temps", "Ces Gens-là"... are also well known.

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Jacques Romain Georges Brel (1929-1978) (8 April 1929 9 October 1978) was UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}'s most famous and influential singer. Together with Music/GeorgesBrassens and Léo Ferré he is considered to be one of the Big Three of the Francophone music genre {{Chanson}}. He is widely admired for his deeply human, passionate but also cynical and satirical songs. Several of his songs have been become classics: "Ne Me Quitte Pas" and "Le Plat Pays" are his {{Signature Song}}s, but "Amsterdam", "Les Bourgeois", "Le Moribond", "Marieke", "Les Flamandes", "La Chanson de Jacky", "La Valse A Mille Temps", "Ces Gens-là"... are also well known.
21st May '17 12:38:39 PM nombretomado
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* WaitingForGodot:
** "Madeleine", in which Brel waits with a flower bouquet for Madeleine, who never comes, yet every week he is standing on the same spot.
** "Zangra", in which a soldier waits for the day he will fight the enemy and become a hero. The day never comes and he goes with pension the very day the enemy invades.
14th Feb '17 11:29:06 AM Saveelich
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Jacques Romain Georges Brel (1929-1978) was UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}'s most famous and influential singer. Together with Music/GeorgesBrassens and Léo Ferré he is considered to be one of the Big Three of the French music genre {{Chanson}}. He is widely admired for his deeply human, passionate but also cynical and satirical songs. Several of his songs have been become classics: "Ne Me Quitte Pas" and "Le Plat Pays" are his {{Signature Song}}s, but "Amsterdam", "Les Bourgeois", "Le Moribond", "Marieke", "Les Flamandes", "La Chanson de Jacky", "La Valse A Mille Temps", "Ces Gens-là"... are also well known.

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Jacques Romain Georges Brel (1929-1978) was UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}'s most famous and influential singer. Together with Music/GeorgesBrassens and Léo Ferré he is considered to be one of the Big Three of the French Francophone music genre {{Chanson}}. He is widely admired for his deeply human, passionate but also cynical and satirical songs. Several of his songs have been become classics: "Ne Me Quitte Pas" and "Le Plat Pays" are his {{Signature Song}}s, but "Amsterdam", "Les Bourgeois", "Le Moribond", "Marieke", "Les Flamandes", "La Chanson de Jacky", "La Valse A Mille Temps", "Ces Gens-là"... are also well known.
3rd Dec '16 1:35:37 PM Xtifr
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'''Jacques Romain Georges Brel''' (1929-1978) was UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}'s most famous and influential singer. Together with Music/GeorgesBrassens and Léo Ferré he is considered to be one of the Big Three of the French music genre {{Chanson}}. He is widely admired for his deeply human, passionate but also cynical and satirical songs. Several of his songs have been become classics: "Ne Me Quitte Pas" and "Le Plat Pays" are his {{Signature Song}}s, but "Amsterdam", "Les Bourgeois", "Le Moribond", "Marieke", "Les Flamandes", "La Chanson de Jacky", "La Valse A Mille Temps", "Ces Gens-là"... are also well known.

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'''Jacques Jacques Romain Georges Brel''' Brel (1929-1978) was UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}'s most famous and influential singer. Together with Music/GeorgesBrassens and Léo Ferré he is considered to be one of the Big Three of the French music genre {{Chanson}}. He is widely admired for his deeply human, passionate but also cynical and satirical songs. Several of his songs have been become classics: "Ne Me Quitte Pas" and "Le Plat Pays" are his {{Signature Song}}s, but "Amsterdam", "Les Bourgeois", "Le Moribond", "Marieke", "Les Flamandes", "La Chanson de Jacky", "La Valse A Mille Temps", "Ces Gens-là"... are also well known.
23rd Nov '16 12:13:31 PM Saveelich
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'''Jacques Romain Georges Brel''' (1929-1978) was UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}'s most famous and influential singer. Together with Music/GeorgesBrassens and Léo Ferré he is considered to be one of the Big Three of the French music genre {{Chanson}}. He is widely admired for his deeply human, passionate but also cynical and satirical songs. Several of his songs have been become classics: "Ne Me Quitte Pas" and "Le Plat Pays" are his {{Signature Song}}s, but "Amsterdam", "Les Bourgeois", "Le Moribond", "Marieke", "Les Flamandes", "La Chanson de Jacky", "La Valse A Mille Temps"... are also well known.

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'''Jacques Romain Georges Brel''' (1929-1978) was UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}'s most famous and influential singer. Together with Music/GeorgesBrassens and Léo Ferré he is considered to be one of the Big Three of the French music genre {{Chanson}}. He is widely admired for his deeply human, passionate but also cynical and satirical songs. Several of his songs have been become classics: "Ne Me Quitte Pas" and "Le Plat Pays" are his {{Signature Song}}s, but "Amsterdam", "Les Bourgeois", "Le Moribond", "Marieke", "Les Flamandes", "La Chanson de Jacky", "La Valse A Mille Temps"...Temps", "Ces Gens-là"... are also well known.
26th Jul '16 2:52:14 AM ParanoiaAgent
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* HypercompetentSidekick: His accordionist Marcel Azzola, one of the best players of the instrument of his time. His insane show-stealing speed in Vesoul has led Brel to the iconic exclamation ''Chauffe, Marcel, chauffe'' (heat it up, Marcel, heat it up!), which even has entered the French language as an idiom.
25th Jun '16 12:44:44 PM Silverblade2
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* SequelSong: "Les bonbons 67" to the '64 song.


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* SingerNamedrop: "Grand Jacques", "Jacky" and coupled with SelfDeprecation in "Les bonbon 67" ("I've lost the Brussels accent. Besides nobody has that accent anymore. Except for Brel on the television").
26th Mar '16 8:18:19 AM Silverblade2
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* NonAppearingTitle: "Le Moribond" (The Dying Man) being about the narrator.
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