Saturday, December 19, 2015

The Little Sparrow

For John, BLUFThe best singer ever.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Today is the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Edith Piaf, the Little Sparrow.

Here is a report from The International Herald Tribune in 1947, when she first came to the US from her native France.

And there is her song, “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien”, dedicated to the French Foreign Legion.  It was adopted by Foreign Legion Beret Rouge, the 1st REP (1st Foreign Parachute Regiment) as their song after their failed coup attempt against President Charles DeGaulle and the civilian Administration in Algeria.  Here is The Little Sparrow singing "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien".

Regards  —  Cliff

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