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Label: Readers Digest Música - B99004BB 13.017 • Format: 3x, CD Compilation, Club Edition • Country: Portugal • Genre: Pop • Style: Chanson
Legend has it that Edith Piaf was born on the streets Eloise - Caravelli - Eloise Paris—the working-class Belleville neighborhood, to be more exact—on the cold winter night of December 19, Piaf's mother soon abandoned her, and she was sent to live with her paternal grandmother, who was the madam of a brothel. It's said that Piaf was completely blind from agesand she claimed to have been miraculously cured when the prostitutes prayed for her on a religious pilgrimage.
In when she was a teenager, Piaf left the brothel and joined The Little Man - Edith Piaf - Edith Piaf father as a street performer, singing throughout Paris and surrounding cities. At the age of 16, she fell in love with a young man named The Little Man - Edith Piaf - Edith Piaf Dupont and bore his child. Sadly, their daughter Marcelle died before the age of 2 of meningitis. Dupont and Piaf argued over her employment—he did not like that she was a street performer—and the two eventually separated.
Louis Leplee, the owner of a popular Paris nightclub, discovered Piaf in and invited her to perform in his club. She adopted this as her stage name. Leplee instructed Piaf in the art of performance; at her opening night, she was joined on stage by the famous jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.
That same year, Piaf recorded her first two records. One of them was written by the composer Marguerite Monnot, with whom Piaf would go on to have an extended collaboration. Years of touring only brought her moderate financial success, but she achieved great popularity as Unknown Artist - Non Stop Dance Mix 98 - Part 1 nightclub act.
However, she was visited by trouble again in when Leplee was murdered by mobsters. The killing brought negative attention to Piaf, and for a time she struggled to regain her reputation. She cleverly won the hearts of the high-ranking Nazis, thus giving her access to French prisoners of war, some of whom she helped escape.
During this time, Piaf also became involved in the French cabaret scene. She The Little Man - Edith Piaf - Edith Piaf with artists such as Jean Cocteau and Yves Montand. InPiaf wrote " La Vie en Rose ," which became her signature song and one of her bestselling records. After this tour, she returned to France and performed multiple times at the Paris Olympia, one of the city's most legendary theaters, Mi Retorno - Arecio Manjarrez G.* - La Naturaleza Canta her legacy as one of France's greatest performers.
InPiaf was in a car accident with the French singer Charles Aznavour, and her injuries resulted in a lifelong addiction to morphine and a struggle with alcohol.
She entered rehab several times, without much success. Piaf's addictions made it difficult for her to perform and write new songs; from this point on, her career began to suffer. Edith Piaf's true love was boxer Marcel Cerdan, though they were never married. Cerdan died in Piaf subsequently married singer Jacques Pills in They divorced in InPiaf married singer and actor Theo Sarapo, who was 20 years her junior. They remained married until Piaf's death. Along the way, she had many other lovers.
Piaf's drug and alcohol addictions continued to worsen as she got older, especially after she was in two more car accidents. In she had stomach surgery, and several years later she began to experience liver problems. Piaf died of liver cancer innear Cannes.
The date is disputed; it is said that she actually passed on October 10, but the official date of death is October Her husband Theo Sarapo was with her at the time. Piaf was buried in Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. Tens of thousands of fans followed her funeral procession to the cemetery. Piaf is France's most famous chanteuse. She influenced countless singers, from classic stars such as Francoise Hardy and Jane Birkin to modern performers such as Little Annie and Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab.
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