Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
(performer: "Marathon (Les flamandes)", "My Childhood (Mon enfance)", "Brussels (Bruxelles)", "Timid Frieda (Les timides)", "The Old Folks (Les vieux)", "I Loved (J'aimais)", "Desperate Ones (Les désespérés)", "Sons Of... (Fils de...)", "Marieke", "Last Supper (Le Dernier Repas)", "Song of Old Lovers (La chanson des vieux amants)", "Carousel (La valse à mille temps)", "If Only We Have Love (Quand on n'a que l'amour)")
She acted in Jacques Brel, Eric Blau, and Mort Shuman's musical, "Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well And Living in Paris," at the Duchess Theatre in London, England with Mort Shuman, Shawn Elliott, and June Gable in the cast.
Did You Know?
Jacques Brel's music is effective because it deals with the most basic of human passions. It's all about the human condition. When you're dealing with something like that, it's not bound by time. It makes people feel. -- ES, in a 2008 interview
Brel's music was introduced to Elly and Eric by a friend who worked for a record company. In 1961, she appeared in a minor New York musical revue entitled "O, Oysters!" written and produced by second husband Eric Blau
. The revue was based on the translation of Brel's songs.