Well, who knew this guy was still out there, making music?
In truth, I know little about him, but am kind of amused to read about the topics of his songs:
When Aznavour began writing in the 1940s, sex was something thatApart from what must be a poor reputation amongst feminists, he's written a song referencing prostate problems?
happened with the light off. It was OK for women singers to howl over
their broken hearts, but men didn’t sing about their own emotional
despair – and later their dodgy prostates. Aznavour shone a spotlight on
masculinity and libido, singing about depression, sex, prejudice and
rape. His hits ranged from the 1970s story of a gay transvestite in What
Makes a Man, to the once-banned ballad of muggy, post-coital
exhaustion, Après l’Amour, and the controversial You’ve Let Yourself Go –
the plea of a man whose wife has grown dowdy and fat (“I gaze at you in
sheer despair and see your mother standing there”).