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Charles Trenet
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Trenet in concert at the Delorimier Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 24 July 1946
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Birth name Louis Charles Augustin Georges Trenet
Born (1913-05-18)18 May 1913
Narbonne, France
Died 19 February 2001(2001-02-19) (aged 87)
Créteil, France
Genres Jazz, easy listening
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1933–1999
Labels Pathé-Marconi, Columbia

Louis Charles Augustin Georges Trenet ( 18 May 1913 – 19 February 2001) was a French singer-songwriter, who composed both the music and the lyrics to nearly a thousand songs. These include "La Mer", "Boum!" and "Y'a d'la joie", and supported a career that lasted over sixty years.

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