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Thread #63561   Message #1035975
Posted By: Wolfgang
15-Oct-03 - 06:26 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Jacques Brel, Il est Mort ...
Subject: RE: Obit: Jacques Brel, Il est Mort ...

the language barrier prevents Brel being as big in Germany as in neighbouring countries west of us. But a fair guess is that his name is better know than, say, Pete Seeger.

However, the standing of poets/songwriters is not like it is in France. In France a headline could be 'Le poète est mort' without a name and everybody knew who was meant. That would not happen in Germany.