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Mireille Mathieu

1= An einem Sonntag in Avignon
2= La Paloma, ade

Mireille Mathieu (French: [miˈʁɛj maˈtjø]; born 22 July 1946) is a French singer. She has recorded over 1200 songs in eleven languages, with more than 150 million albums sold worldwide.

Mireille Mathieu was born on 22 July 1946 in Avignon, France, the eldest daughter of a family of fourteen children; the youngest brother was born after she moved to Paris. Her father Roger and his family were native to Avignon, while her mother Marcelle-Sophie (née Poirier) was from Dunkirk.

She arrived in Avignon in 1944 as a refugee from World War II after her grandmother had died, and her mother went missing. Roger, with his father Arcade, ran the family stonemason shop just outside the Saint-Véran cemetery main gate. The Mathieu family have been stonemasons for five generations. Today the shop is named La Marbrerie Mathieu-Mardoyan, and is still owned and operated by the family.

The Mathieu family lived in poverty, with a huge improvement in their living conditions in 1954, when subsidized housing was built in the Malpeigné quarter near the cemetery. Then again in 1961 they moved to a large tenement in the Croix des Oiseaux quarter southeast of the city.

Roger had once dreamed of becoming a singer, but his father Arcade disapproved, inspiring him to have one of his children learn to sing with him in church. Mireille included his operatic voice on her 1968 Christmas album, where it was mixed in with the Minuit Chrétiens song. Mireille's first paid performance before an audience, at age four, was rewarded with a lollipop when she sang on Christmas Eve 1950 during Midnight Mass. A defining moment was seeing Édith Piaf sing on television.

Mireille performed poorly in elementary school because of dyslexia, requiring an extra year to graduate. She was born left-handed, and her teachers used a ruler to strike her hand each time she was caught writing with it.  She became right-handed, although her left hand remains quite animated while singing. She has a fantastic memory, and never uses a prompter on stage. Abandoning higher education, at age 14 (1961), and after moving to Croix des Oiseaux, she began work in a local factory in Montfavet (a suburb southeast of town) where she helped with the family income and paid for her singing lessons.

 Popular at work, she often sang songs at lunch, or while working. Like her parents, she is a short woman at 1.52 m (5 feet) in height. Her sister Monique (French: [mo.nikə]), born on 8 July 1947, began work at the same factory a few months later. Both were given bicycles on credit to commute with, making for very long days, and many bad memories of riding against the Mistral winds.

The factory went out of business, so Mireille and two sisters (Monique, and Christiane) became youth counselors at a summer camp before her rise to fame, a summer where she had her fortune told by Tarot cards by an old Gypsy woman, saying she would soon mingle with Kings and Queens.

Mireille is Roman Catholic, and her adopted patron saint is Saint Rita, the Saint for the Impossible. Mireille's paternal grandmother Germaine née Charreton, assured her that Saint Rita was the one to pray to for hopeless cases. Beyond religion, like many artists, she is unabashed about superstition and luck. When asked to reveal some of her superstitions, she said: "The most important one is to never mention any of them." She has stage fright, and can often be seen making the sign of the cross before moving out on stage.
#1 - May 24, 2017, 06:57:32 AM


An einem Sonntag in Avignon

An einem Sonntag in Avignon is a German song by the French singer Mireille Mathieu, released in 1970. It refers to the birthplace of Mireille, Avignon . In French it means A Sunday in Avignon . Following this song which was a great success in Germany , the Germans nickname Mireille Mathieu " Der Spatz von Avignon " (the sparrow of Avignon).
#2 - May 24, 2017, 07:00:09 AM


La Paloma, ade

La Paloma (ade / adieu) is a song written by Spanish composer Sebastián Iradier , who later changed his name to Yradier. Iradier took the inspiration for this habanera -based song from a trip he made in / on Cuba . The year was 1861. La Paloma means pigeon . The song began a small victory all over the world. It was transferred to numerous languages ​​and sung by countless artists from Heino to Bill Haley to Carla Bley and Mireille Mathieu . Elvis Presley also sang his version No more .

The original theme of the song is to return to the wars between Persia and Greece. From a sinking ship white pigeons flew back to the country of origin, representing the love of dying soldiers or sailors to their loved ones who were waiting on the coasts on the mainland. In the various versions, the original meaning was lost, but love overcame / conquered always remained the theme.
#3 - May 24, 2017, 07:03:10 AM

Mireille Mathieu - Mille Colombes
Mille Colombes

#4 - January 18, 2019, 09:32:47 AM
Wishing you the best day ever followed always by better tomorrows !!

Mireille Mathieu - Akropolis Adieu
#5 - May 24, 2019, 10:02:34 AM
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