Charles Trenet (Louis Charles Augustin Georges Trenet) was a renowned French singer-songwriter who composed both the music and the lyrics to nearly 1,000 songs over a career that lasted more than 60 years.

His most famous song, La Mer (The Sea), sold more than 70m records after its release in 1946.

As a youngster he was recognised for a talent in poetry writing and later attended an educational establishment in Paris. Trenet’s ability with words and music brought commissions from established stage and recording artists. He began his career as a solo performer in 1937.

Alongside music, he also made several films, including La Route Enchantée and Adieu, Leonard.

Charles Trenet celebrated his 80th birthday with a series of concerts at the Opéra Bastille.

He never officially retired and celebrated his 80th birthday with a series of concerts. In 1995, he brought out a CD with 12 new songs on it.

Backing Tracks – Coin De Rue
Debit De L’eau Debit De Lait
Douce France
La Chance Aux Chansons
La Java Du Diable
La Jolie Sardane
La Mer
La Romance De Paris
La Vie Aui Va
Le Piano De la Plage
Nationale 7
Que Reste I’il De Nos Amours
Y’a D’la Joie

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