Legendary chansonnier Charles Aznavour celebrating 89th birthday
May 22, 2013 - 09:54 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net? - Armenian-French singer/songwritersCharles Aznavour? is celebrating his 89th birthday today, May 22.
During his career, Aznavour has written nearly 1,000 songs. His songs have been recorded by an astonishing array of performers such as Andrea Bocelli, Bob Dylan, Liza Minnelli, Sting and Elvis Costello.
Aznavour starred in 60 films and sold around 100mln discs. According to a joint poll conducted by TIME and CNN (1998), Aznavour is recognized as the best pop singer of the 20th century.
After the 1988 earthquake in Armenia, Aznavour set up a foundation and organized a series of charity concerts to help quake victims. Since May 5, 2009, Aznavour has been Armenia's Ambassador to Switzerland and permanent representatives to the UN headquarters.source: