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La Vie en Rose (1947)
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'The Little Sparrow'

1915 - 1963

Édith Piaf was a French singer whose unmistakable timbre is synonomous with 1940s France. She was born Édith Giovanna Gassion in Paris, where she spent much of her early life as a street singer. Although small in stature, she conveyed a tremendous passion in her singinng.

Her unquestionable ability to convey such emotion is evident in her signature ballad 'La Vie en Rose'. Arguably her most powerful interpretation was 'Non, je ne regrette rien', which brought her out of retirement in the 1960s. From humble beginnings, Édith Piaf went on to become one of France's best-known and beloved singers.

She passed away in France in 1963 and is buried in the famous Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.

This is a tribute site to Édith Piaf and as such is not affiliated with Édith Piaf nor with her representatives.

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