Influential Belgian Singer-Songwriter JACQUES BREL Passed Away 45 Years Ago

10 October 2023

Belgian singer-songwriter JACQUES BREL born Jacques Romain Georges Brel
in Schaarbeek, Brussels passed away 45 years ago, on 9 October 1978,
due to cancer. He was only 49.

He was known far and away. Multiple big-name artists such as
Marc Almond, Alex Harvey, David Bowie, Dusty Springfield, Ray Charles,
Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, The Kingston Trio
and Gavin Friday covered
songs of him.

Brel sold over 25 million records worldwide, including
over 12 million albums and singles in France and Belgium.

NE ME QUITTE PAS (Don’t Leave Me)
One of his classics.

JACQUES BREL: Bio – Discography

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