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—Barclay (France)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...In February 1945, Nicole and Eddie Barclay established the Blue Star record label in Paris. The musicians recorded were those promoted at the ‘Club,’ where Eddie Barclay was in charge of musical programming. At first, the firm had little...

Jacques Brel

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...The songwriter and poet Jacques Brel emerged from the world of Francophone music to become one of the best-known interpreters of the chanson. Born in Brussels in 1929, Brel did not perform well in school but exhibited an aptitude...

Left Bank

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Historically regarded as the haunt of Parisian intellectuals, the rive gauche (left bank) is actually the south bank of the Seine, and comprises a third of the French capital. After the Roman Era, it remained almost abandoned for centuries....

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Olivier Julien is a lecturer in the history and musicology of popular music at Paris-Sorbonne University, France. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 2,200,000 (2004) Paris is the capital of France, with 12,000,000 people, or almost 20 percent of the French population, living in the city and its surrounding region. During antiquity...

Belgium

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 10,396,421 (2004) The Kingdom of Belgium is a small country with a land area of 11, 918 sq miles (30,510 sq km). It has borders on the north with the Netherlands, on the south with France and on the east with Germany...

France

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 60,424,213 (2004) Situated at the western tip of the European continent, north of the Spanish peninsula, France has had a slow development as a country. More than one thousand years ago, it began as the Kingdom of France...