Her funeral was the only occasion after World War II that Parisian traffic came to a complete standstill. There were so many people at the event that allegedly several mourners fell into the open grave. More than 40,000 saw her interred.
I wonder what would stop the traffic nowadays.
I'd like to introduce you to a colleague of mine who sings on the UK folk scene. She is French and her name is Flossie Malaiavalle. I'm honoured that she chose to record one of my songs - I Still Think of You. When she appeared at our folk club recently I had the chance to finally meet up with her.
Flossie sings many contemporary singers' songs, but also does a show of Piaf songs, so here is her version of La Vie en Rose.