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Video: Édith Piaf sings “La Vie en Rose”


In this video recorded in 1954, Édith Piaf sings her signature song “La Vie en Rose.”

Édith Piaf, also known as “The Little Sparrow,” was born in Belleville, on the outskirts of Paris, on December 19, 1915, and rose to international stardom in the late 1930s as a symbol of French passion and tenacity. Of Piaf’s many ballads, “La Vie en Rose,” which she wrote, is remembered as her signature song. Other favorites among the singer’s repertoire include “Milord,” “Padam Padam,” “Mon Dieu,” the charming “Mon Manège à Moi” and the anthemic “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien.” After a life beset by addictions and related health issues, Piaf died in France in 1963 at the age of 47. She continues to be revered as a national treasure.


Edith Piaf in 1960

3 comments on “Video: Édith Piaf sings “La Vie en Rose”

  1. Claudia Nolan
    July 23, 2017

    I love love love watching this performance. Such great conviction. She knows the audience is with her. She sings for them.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. mlord102014
    June 14, 2016

    You’ve done it again Vox Populi. This is glorious, thank you so much for this it is wonderful.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Brenda
    June 14, 2016

    And like Johnny Cash, she always wore black. A beautiful voice.

    Liked by 1 person

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