Charles Aznavour

Born 22 May 1924. Died 1 October 2018
Charles Aznavour
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1924-05-22
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Charles Aznavour

Charles Aznavour Biography (Wikipedia)

Charles Aznavour (born Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian, Armenian: Շահնուր Վաղինակ Ազնավուրյան; 22 May 1924 – 1 October 2018) was a French-Armenian singer, lyricist, and diplomat. Aznavour was known for his distinctive tenor voice: clear and ringing in its upper reaches, with gravelly and profound low notes. In a composer/singer/songwriter career spanning over 70 years, he recorded more than 1,200 songs interpreted in nine languages. He wrote or co-wrote more than 1,000 songs for himself and others.

Aznavour was one of France's most popular and enduring singers. He sold 180 million records during his lifetime and was dubbed France's Frank Sinatra, while music critic Stephen Holden described Aznavour as a "French pop deity". He was also arguably the most famous Armenian of his time. In 1998, Aznavour was named Entertainer of the Century by CNN and users of Time Online from around the globe. He was recognized as the century's outstanding performer, with nearly 18% of the total vote, edging out Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan. Jean Cocteau said: "Before Aznavour, despair was unpopular".

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She
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She
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The Old Fashioned Way
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The Old Fashioned Way
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Le Jour Se Leve
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Le Jour Se Leve
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Le Jazz Est Revenu
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Le Jazz Est Revenu
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Yesterday When I Was Young
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Yesterday When I Was Young
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La Mamma
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La Mamma
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The Sound Of Your Name
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The Sound Of Your Name
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Je Voudrais
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Je Voudrais
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Hier Encore
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Hier Encore
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Voila que ca recommence
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Voila que ca recommence
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Everybody Loves Somebody
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Everybody Loves Somebody
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What Makes A Man
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What Makes A Man
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La Boheme
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La Boheme
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Hier Encore
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Hier Encore
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