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Georges Brassens

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"French singer, composer and poet Georges Brassens was born October 22, 1921 in the city of Sète. He first gained notoriety for his poetry, publishing his first collection Des coups d'épées dans l'eau in 1942; his first recording, "Le gorille," did not follow for another ten years. Although Brassens emerged as both a hugely popular entertainer as well as an acclaimed artist -- he was even awarded the French National Poetry Prize -- he performed outside of France only a handful of times, and as a result remained little-known outside of his homeland before and after his death on October 29, 1981 despite a constant flow of international reissues. Jason Ankeny" (From Barnes & Noble site)

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