Jacques Brel

Jacques Brel
1929 - 1978

Jacques Brel  Belgian Singer


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Jacques Brel was previously married to Therese Michielsen (1950).

Jacques Brel was in a relationship with Suzanne Gabriello.


Jacques Brel was in an on-screen matchup with Claude Jade in My Uncle Benjamin (1969).

Jacques Brel is a member of the following lists: Belgian male guitarists, Belgian male poets and Deaths from cancer in France.


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First Name Jacques
Last Name Brel
Full Name at Birth Jacques Romain Georges Brel
Alternative Name Le Grand Jacques
Age 49 (age at death) years
Birthday 8th April, 1929
Birthplace Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium
Died 9th October, 1978
Place of Death Bobigny, Seine-Saint-Denis, Ile-de-France
Height 5' 11¾" (182 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Straight
Religion Atheist
Ethnicity White
Nationality Belgian
Occupation Text Singer-songwriter, actor
Occupation Singer
Music Genre (Text) Chanson, French pop music
Music Genre Vocal
Year(s) Active 1953–1978, 1953 (1953)–1978 (1978)
Music Style Pop/Rock, Cabaret, French Pop, Vocal Pop
Music Mood Wry, Literate, Stylish, Theatrical, Dramatic, Austere, Brooding, Cynical/Sarcastic, Melancholy, Acerbic, Autumnal, Witty, Bittersweet, Wistful, Plaintive, Reflective, Smooth, Poignant, Refined/Mannered, Soothing, Elegant
Instrument Vocals, Songwriter
Instrument (text) Guitar, Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Record Label Philips Records, Barclay Records, Barclay/Universal, Philips, Barclay, Universal
Official Websites http://www.jacquesbrel.be/en, Musical career
Friend Amália Rodrigues

Jacques Romain Georges Brel (8 April 1929 – 9 October 1978) was a Belgian singer, songwriter and actor who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following—initially in Belgium and France, later throughout the world. He was widely considered a master of the modern chanson. Although he recorded most of his songs in French and occasionally in Dutch, he became a major influence on English-speaking songwriters and performers such as David Bowie, Alex Harvey, Leonard Cohen, Marc Almond and Rod McKuen. English translations of his songs were recorded by many top performers in the United States, including Ray Charles, Judy Collins, John Denver, the Kingston Trio, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Scott Walker, and Andy Williams.

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Jacques Brel49 AriesSinger
Suzanne Gabriello60 AquariusSinger
Therese Michielsen-


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
IsabelleFemaleTherese Michielsen
ChantalFemale6th December, 195167 years oldTherese Michielsen
FranceFemale12th July, 195365 years oldTherese Michielsen


Bonnot's Gang1974Raymond Callemin dit 'Raymond la Science'Movie
L'emmerdeur1973François PignonMovie
Far West1973JacquesMovie
L'aventure, c'est l'aventure1972JacquesMovie
Le bar de la fourche1972Vincent van HorstMovie
Law Breakers1971Le juge d'instruction Bernard LevelMovie
Mont-Dragon1970Georges Dormond - un aspirant dégradéMovie
My Uncle Benjamin1969Le docteur Benjamin RatheryMovie
Les risques du métier1967Jean DoucetMovie
Grande peur de Monsieur Clément, La1956Monsieur ClémentShort Film
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