Barbara (singer)

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Barbara in 1965
Barbara in 1965
Background information
Birth nameMonique Andrée Serf
Born9 June 1930
Paris, France
Died24 November 1997 (aged 67)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
GenresChanson, French pop
Occupation(s)French singer-songwriter and actress
Years active1958–1996
LabelsUniversal Music Group

Monique Andrée Serf (9 June 1930 – 24 November 1997) was a French pop singer-songwriter and actress. She took her stage name, Barbara, from her grandmother. Her song "L'Aigle noir" sold 1 million copies in twelve hours.[1]

In 1971, she co-starred with Jacques Brel in Franz.

Barbara, who smoked many times, died of respiratory failure.

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  1. The Inner voice of France, BBC Radio 3, 18 December 2011

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