French Singer-Songwriter Charles Trenet and the Secret BBC Signal That Saved France

[photo by velizar ivanov]

Like many other popular and successful artists caught in the 1940–1944 Nazi Occupation of France, Charles Trenet — composer-lyricist of such song classics as “La Mer” (in English as “Beyond the Sea”) and “Que reste-t-il de nos amours?” (“I Wish You Love”) — chose to go on entertaining the occupying forces rather than endanger his career and…

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Hollywood intimate — 70s San Francisco Asian-Am porn star — ASCAP solfeggist — former NYC small-press literary publisher — now memoirist + amateur musicologist

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