Known as France’s Frank Sinatra, the dapper crooner and actor Charles Aznavour, who got his start as a songwriter and protege of Edith Piaf, died Monday at 94.
Assis au piano, Aznavour se confie au journaliste Alain Blanchoud sur sa manière et son besoin de composer et les thèmes qu’il chante, en l’illustrant autour de la chanson “Je te réchaufferai”. Cette émission a été diffusée le 13 novembre 1965 sur la TSR.
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Hommage mondial à #CharlesAznavour. A Paris, où la #TourEiffel s’est illuminée de gris, #LosAngeles, où il avait son étoile sur le #Hollywood #WalkofFame, ou encore à #Yerevan en #Arménie, les fans se sont recueillis pour exprimer leur tristesse face à la disparition du maître de la chanson française. Photos: JP PARIENTE/@SIPA.PRESS @tommaso_boddi_photography / @AFPPHOTOS @REUTERS/@haykbaghdasaryan
Aznavour was best known for his 1974 hit ‘She’
French singer Charles Aznavour has died at the age of 94, French media reported on Monday, citing his spokesman.
Aznavour, who was born Shahnour Varinag Aznavourian in Paris to Armenian parents, sold more than 100 million records in 80 countries.
He was often described as France’s Frank Sinatra and was best known for his 1974 hit She. He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017.
Aznavour, who was was born on May 22nd, 1924, began his career peddling his music to French artists of the 1940s and 1950s such as Edith Piaf, Maurice Chevalier and Charles Trenet [ . . . ]
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