Edith Piaf, “Non, Je ne Regrette Rien”

Edith Piaf, “Non, Je ne Regrette Rien”

Edith Piaf, born Edith Giovanna Gassion, was a French cabaret singer, songwriter and actress who became widely regarded as France’s national chanteuse, as well as being one of France’s greatest international stars.

Her music was often autobiographical with her singing reflecting her life, and her specialty being chanson and torch ballads, particularly of love, loss and sorrow. Among her well known songs are “La Vie en Rose”, “Non, Je ne Regrette Rien”, Hymne a l’Amour”, and “Padam…Padam”.

Since her death in 1963 and with the aid of several biographies and films including 2007 Academy Award winning “La Vie en Rose”, Edith Piaf has acquired a legacy as one of the greatest performers of the twentieth century, and her voice and music continue to be celebrated globally.

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