Song of the Day: Edith Piaf, “The Poor People Of Paris”

Happy birthday to France’s national chanteuse, Edith Piaf, born on this day in 1915. Many of her songs were autobiographical in nature, and she specialized in Chanson réaliste and torch songs. This performance of “Th Poor People Of Paris” is from the September 23, 1956 of The Ed Sullivan Show.

9 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Edith Piaf, “The Poor People Of Paris”

  1. Edith “disappeared” from American Pop Culture for so long and then suddenly…BOOM….her music and message is center stage in the TV show; Star Trek Picard!! That’s respect! Zulu Delta

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  2. I love her voice and her life was not an easy one, to put it mildly. Funny that Maria Riva, Marlene Dietrich’s daughter hated her guts with a passion. Edith and Marlene had an affair in the early 50s….who didn’t have an affair with Marlene. LOL

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