He is remembered for his humorous irreverence, his generosity, his love for his friends, his humanism and his visceral dislike for the bourgeoiserie.
|octobre 1954 chez Polydor|
Whether in a playful mood,
|Brassens in 1962|
or singing on stage, you could always catch him smoking a pipe.
Brassens recorded over 80 of his own songs between 1961 and 1971,
|La marche nuptiale
|Le temps ne fait rien à l’affaire
|Les 4 z’arts
|La non demande en mariage 1967 chez Philips|
sometimes teaming up with with Charles Trenet, his mentor
or alone challenging the status quo with "Dying for ideas"
According to Gilbert Guyot, a contemporay pipe maker in Paris, this record published in 1965 generated an overwhelming demand from their clientele of pipe smokers for "sandblasted straight chubby whistle stem pipes"...
Away from the spotlight, Brassens loved to sit back with his pipe and his cat
or in a facetious mood...
Jean Ferrat, one of his close friend, wrote a song about Brassens.
In October of 1978, Brassens lost another very close friend, Jacques Brel.
|Brel, Ferré and Brassens|
Three years later, in October, Brassens passed away. He left a deep void among fans of all ages and a significant group of artists including Barbara, Georges Moustaki, Maxime Le Forestier, Pierre Perret and Yves Duteil who would keep his voice alive.