Charles Aznavour made commander of Legion of Honour
May 14 2004
PARIS, May 14 (AFP) – Charles Aznavour, the 80 year-old French singer
of Armenian origin, was on Friday made a commander of the Legion of
Honour by President Jacques Chirac.
“Among the 1,000 songs you have written and composed more than 100
are in the pages of the anthologies,” Chirac said in a ceremony at
the Elysee palace.
“It is to a man of infinite generosity, sincere, an incomparable
and uncontested artist, a marvellous ambassador for French song
and language that I am profoundly delighted to present this award,”
There are some 1,250 commanders of the Legion of Honour, the order’s
third highest rank.