Died Wednesday of cancer at the age of 74 years, funeral of the rocker Dick Rivers will take place in Paris, Thursday, may 2 at 15: 30 at the church of Saint-Pierre de Montmartre in Paris, said his manager. “All those who wish to pay their last respects will be welcome,” during this religious ceremony, ” added Denis Sabouret. The burial will take place afterwards in the cemetery of Montmartre “in the most strict intimacy of the family”.

sad news for the Nice: “We want the funeral to be Nice, in him, not in Paris!”, complained a reader in a Nice-matin . The ex-leader of the group wild Cats, HervĂ© Forneri his real name, was born in Nice. A city to which he would always keep a strong attachment.

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The singer known in particular for his famous “banana”, was one of the greatest ambassadors of rock ‘ n ‘ roll to the French in the early 1960s with Johnny Hallyday and Eddy Mitchell. The author of 35 albums, is a 55-year career, he has had success in the 60’s and 70’s, with hits such as Is it that you know? , adapted from What d I Say of Ray Charles and Twist-to-Saint-Trope z with The Cat in the Wild, or You’re not there , only you or Mama don’t like my music solo.