Charles Trenet

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Charles Trenet
Charles Trenet
1913 - 2001

Charles Trenet was a French poet, songwriter and singer, best known for hit songs like Douce France, La Mer or Y'a d'la joie. He died on February 19, 2001 in Créteil, aged 87.

Quick Facts

  • Name: Charles Trenet
  • Full name: Louis Charles Auguste Claude Trenet
  • Occupation: poet, songwriter, singer
  • Born: May, 18 1913 in Narbonne
  • Died: February, 19 2001 in Créteil (aged 87)
  • Citizenship: France

Selected Discography

  • AMP™, | According to the latest Watch and Listen magazine poll just out yesterday (Sunday, September 22), ‘Douce France’ is now considered to be the Greatest Song in the History of Music.
  • Rumors
    AMP™, | [September 2019 update] News of Charles Trenet’s death on February 19, 2001 stunned the world. Ever since, millions of fans worldwide have come to believe the poet’s death was a hoax and that he was still alive and well.


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