Celebrating his 90th Birthday today, legendary French singer Charles Aznavour, considered to be one of the greatest singer songwriters of all time, will appear for one night only at The Greek Theatre, LA on Saturday, September 13.
With a career spanning over 70 years, garnering over 100 million records sold, 1200 songs, 80 movies, 294 albums and thousands of concerts around the world, Charles Aznavour has recorded and performed in 7 languages, and is the longest standing "A list" star, still filling major venues all over the world including the O2 Arena in Berlin tonight, Festhalle in Frankfurt on May 24, and a second sold out show at the Royal Albert Hall in London on June 1.
Besides numerous prizes and awards in 1986, he was inducted into the American Songwriters hall of Fame; and in 1998 Charles was named "Entertainer of the Century" by CNN/Time Online, edging out Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan. Since 2009, he has been the Armenian Ambassador to Switzerland, and is a permanent delegate to the United Nations in Geneva.
In the English speaking world, he has enjoyed major success with "SHE", which went to number one in the UK, and also featured in the blockbuster film "Notting Hill", and he has had further hits with "The Old Fashioned Way" and "Yesterday When I Was Young".
Charles Aznavour's songs have been recorded by many artists including Elton John, Edith Piaf, Celine Dion, Fred Astaire, Sting, Ray Charles, Bing Crosby, Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, Laura Pausini, Placido Domingo, Sammy Davis Jr, Julio Iglesias, Nina Simone, Liza Minelli, Petula Clark, Andrea Boccelli, Josh Groban, Paul Anka, Serge Gainsbourg, Engelbert Humperdinck, Elvis Costello, Bryan Ferry, Andy Williams, Dusty Springfield, Marc Almond to name just a few.
Besides being a singer, songwriter and actor, a public activist and a diplomat, Charles founded the charity "Aznavour for Armenia" and has raised many millions of dollars for this cause.