Music Profile: Meet the original YOLOista

Music Profile: Meet the original YOLOista

A lady famous for being passionately French, we also believe that Edith Piaf has some of the best advice in her song lyrics. If you want to sulk in your bathrobe during a rainy day, then these are the tunes for you.

Edith Piaf became an icon during World War II, and if there's anything she knew, it was struggle. Her childhood was no walk in the park:

  •  Her mother was an Italian cafe singer and her father was a street acrobat.
  • She was abandoned by them and was raised by her grandmother, a Madame who ran a not so high-end brothel.
  • By the time she was 14, she went on the road with her father to perform on the street, the guy who had abandoned her.
  • By the time she was 17, she had a daughter named Marcelle, who died at two years old of meningitis.
  • Edith was soon discovered the rest is history.

Our favorite Piaf tunes are:

  • “La Vie en Rose” (see life through rose colored glasses)
  • "Millord"
  • "Je ne regrette rien" {The original YOLO. It means "I don't regret anything"}

Here have a listen.

Oh, and besides touring the entire world, she also helped people escape from the Nazis.

She then had an affair with a famous boxer, who was married. He died in a tragic accident on his way to visit Edith. To see her bio movie, buy it on Amazon.

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