On 11 October it will be 50 years since Edith Piaf left us. Times passes so quickly.
She was without any doubt, in my opinion, the greatest singer who ever lived, certainly the greatest French singer there has ever been.
We had quite a few mutual friends, though I was only very young when she died, and I've collected together 17 interviews I conducted with these:
Louis Dupont, the father of her child
Damia, France's greatest singer before Piaf
Fernand Lumbroso, her first manager
Michel Emer, who wrote some of her most famous songs
Manouche, the gangster's moll
Irene Bevan, Gracie Fields' stepdaughter
Barbara, France's greatest singer after Piaf
Simone Margantin, her nurse