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Record Displays. Chansons d'amour. Retro Chic. Annie Cordy. Pure Dance - Mixed by Billy da Kid. Billy Da Kid. Facebook Twitter. Dans les bouchons. Chanson d'amour et de toujours vol 2. He performed the following day on the Plains of Abraham as a feature of the celebration of the th anniversary of the founding of Quebec City. In , an album of duets, Duos , was released. It was released on 27 November In , Aznavour also toured across America.
In August Aznavour released a new album, Aznavour Toujours , featuring 11 new songs, and Elle , a French re-working of his greatest international hit, " She ". However, the shows in New York were cancelled following a contract dispute.
On 25 October , Aznavour performed in London for the first time in 25 years at the Royal Albert Hall ; demand was so high that a second concert at the Royal Albert Hall was scheduled for June Aznavour also had a long and varied parallel career as an actor, appearing in over 80 films and TV movies. In the version of Die Fledermaus , he appears and performs as one of Prince Orlovsky's guests.
Charles was an early supporter of LGBT rights. His album, Idiote je t'aime The song, the story of a transvestite, was revolutionary at a time when talking about homosexuality was a taboo. I started with homosexuality and I wanted to break every taboo.
Since the Armenian earthquake , Aznavour helped the country through his charity, Aznavour for Armenia. There is a square named after him in central Yerevan on Abovian Street, and a statue erected in Gyumri , which saw the most lives lost in the earthquake.
In , Aznavour appeared in director Atom Egoyan's acclaimed film Ararat , about the genocide of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century. On 26 December , President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan signed a presidential decree for granting citizenship of Armenia to Aznavour whom he called a "prominent singer and public figure" and "a hero of the Armenian people".
In , the Charles Aznavour Museum opened in Yerevan. In October Aznavour joined other prominent Armenians on calling the government of Armenia to adopt "new development strategies based on inclusiveness and collective action" and to create "an opportunity for the Armenian world to pivot toward a future of prosperity, to transform the post-Soviet Armenian Republic into a vibrant, modern, secure, peaceful and progressive homeland for a global nation.
Along with holding the mostly ceremonial title of French ambassador-at-large to Armenia, Aznavour agreed to hold the position of Ambassador of Armenia to Switzerland on 12 February First I hesitated, as it is not an easy task. Then I thought that what is important for Armenia is important for us. I have accepted the proposal with love, happiness and feeling of deep dignity .
Aznavour was increasingly involved in French, Armenian and international politics as his career progressed. During the French presidential elections , when far-right nationalist Jean-Marie Le Pen of the National Front made it into the runoff election, facing incumbent Jacques Chirac , Aznavour signed the "Vive la France" petition, and called on all French to "sing the Marseillaise " in protest.
He frequently campaigned for international copyright law reform. Extension of term of protection would be good for European culture, positive for the European economy and would put an end the current discrimination with the U. In May , the French Senate approved one of the strictest internet anti-piracy bills ever with a landslide —14 vote. Aznavour was a vocal proponent of the measure and considered it a rousing victory:. If the youth can't make a living through creative work, they will do something else and the artistic world will be dealt a blow There will be no more songs, no more books, nothing at all.
So we had to fight His musicality and fame abroad had a significant impact on many areas of pop culture. In August , at age 93, he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Aznavour was married three times: to Micheline Rugel in ,  Evelyn Plessis in and his widow, Ulla Thorsell in He made this a source of self-deprecating humour over the years.
In April , shortly before his 94th birthday, Aznavour was taken to hospital in Saint Petersburg after straining his back during a rehearsal prior to a concert in the city. The concert was postponed until the following season, but eventually cancelled since he died six months later.
This was eventually extended to include the 18 shows scheduled for August, because of a longer healing process. John the Baptist in Paris. He praised Aznavour's lyrics, which he said appealed to "our secret fragility" and said the singer's words were "for millions of people a balm, a remedy, a comfort For so many decades, he has made our life sweeter, our tears less bitter.
He is buried in the family crypt at the Montfort-l'Amaury cemetery. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Aznavour, Charles. For other uses, see Aznavour disambiguation.
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