This Day in Jewish History / A Polyglot Cultural Mongrel Who Would Take Paris and Piaf by Storm Is Born

Georges Moustaki thought he couldn’t sing, then recorded a rejected song himself – and became a mega-hit.

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May 3, 1934, is the birthdate of the Egyptian-French composer and performer Georges Moustaki, briefly beloved of Edith Piaf and champion of the “mongrels” of humanity. With a background as eclectic and...