Jacques Brel Biography

Belgian singer and songwriter, actor and film director.

Born 8 April 1929 in Schaarbeek, Brussels, Belgium and died 9 October 1978 in Bobigny, France.

Sang predominantly in French, but also had quite a few versions of his songs in Dutch. In his song "Marieke" he combined Dutch and French in the lyrics.

His most famous songs include "Ne Me Quitte Pas / Laat Me Niet Alleen", "Le Plat Pays / Mijn Vlakke Land" and "Marieke".

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