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Georges Moustaki Was One Of France's Most Beloved Songwriters

Georges Moustaki was a Greek-born singer and composer who wrote songs for Edith Piaf and scored his own hits in the 1960s. His songs came to epitomize a period of revolution, love and a concern for others. Moustaki died Thursday after a long illness. He was 79 years old.
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