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Audio: ‘Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien’ by Edith Piaf


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.” Having 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.


4 comments on “Audio: ‘Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien’ by Edith Piaf

  1. Sarah Hopkins
    November 3, 2020

    I love ❤️ her songs, No Regrets is my favorite!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. anisioluiz2008
    September 3, 2016

    Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA.


  3. sharondoubiago
    September 3, 2016

    A close high school friend, Suzi, bestowed upon our household when my daughter Shawn was born several albums of Edith Piaf. I played those around the clock in the Pomona CA suburbia we lived in. Profound the role of rock n roll on me, mainly from the juke box of Edens Heavenly Hamburgers, but nothing has ever matched the obsessive passion I had for Piaf. I credit her with being one of the roots of what happened to me soon after, with exploding out of such a life and becoming a poet, and with how it so positively effected Shawn, who spent years in Paris.

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    • sharondoubiago
      September 3, 2016

      Continuing the above: No doubt the 4 bedroom we were buying and was broken into, our Edith Piaf albums being the main loss, was part of that “dropping out.”

      Liked by 1 person

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