Charles Aznavour

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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Chahnour Varenagh Aznavourian, 22 May 1924, Paris, France. This premier singer-songwriter has carried the torch for the French chanson tradition for over six decades and remains one of popular music’s last great stylists. He also established a film career as a leading character actor.

Aznavour’s parents fled from Armenia after the Turkish massacre. A later composition, ‘They Fell’, expressed the bewilderment felt by all Armenians, and Aznavour has stated: ‘I am Armenian. Everybody figures out that I am a Frenchman because I sing in French, I act like a Frenchman and I have all the symptoms of a Frenchman.’ His father had a small restaurant but Aznavour himself was preoccupied with music. When aged only 15, he wrote a one-man show, and soon after adopted the stage name Aznavour. In 1942 he formed a performing and songwriting partnership with Pierre Roche and the duo had success in Canada between 1948 and 1950....

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