Henriette Ragon, the French vocalist known as Patachou, died on April 30th at the age of 96. She was a noted singer in the post-war Chanson tradition. Her stage name derived from the name of the Montmartre cafe where she first sang after WWII, Chez Patachou, then owned by her first husband. “Patachou” is a contraction of pâte à choux, cream puff dough.
“Patachou, French Singer With a Habit of Snipping Neckties, Dies at 96,” Margalit Fox, New York Times
“La chanteuse Patachou est morte,” Le Figaro
Patachou biographie, RFI Musique
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