He has signed some of the best film scores in the history of the cinema. The composer Francis Lai died at age 86.
The "Woman and Woman" music, the theme of "Love Story" and "By bike", he was. In 86, the composer Francis Lai, musician Claude Lelouch, died immediately leaving his melodies simple and unforgettable.
The Mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, who announced the death of Niçois on Wednesday in a statement, stating that the city is going to pay tribute to him: "I will soon offer his family to give his name to a sign of city". "We shared a lot of time together in Isola, where he had a house, and we would like to meet on August 15, at Hameau de Mollières in the heart of Mercantour National Park", remains Christian Estrosi.
Hunan-ddysgu, born in April 1932 from Nice parents' dressers, Francis Lai began his career as accordionist of the poet and singer Bernard Dimey, who writes songs for thank & # 39 ; the time: Edith Piaf, Juliette Greco or Yves Montand again. For Edith Piaf, he wrote his first song, "the right to love".
But here's the meeting with the film maker Claude Lelouch two years later in 1965 who will mark his career focus, thanks to Pierre Barouh's co-stream friend, who will write "dabadabada" words.
Listen to Francis Lai's music
Over 200 times the legendary theme of the film was taken, which changed over time to "chabada-bada", born by Nicole Croisille. "A part of life, Lelouch and myself, is closing," he said, the singer and actor moved greatly to AFP. "Francis was a heartless man who did not cheat. The compositions were never simple, but always tendering and moving as a man and woman's theme," said Nicole Croisille.
"Music is something that can not be explained, there's an easy theme to remember and that's what Lelouch was looking for, a theme that can be easily remembered at the first hearing," said Francis Lai at AFP in a month January 2017., after the death of his friend Pierre Barouh.
"Just good news was jazz, we were all a jazz buffet and this was a good thing, this kind of onomatopoeia, was an extension of these stanzas, our signature came," he said. Composer Lelouch, wrote all the music of his films "Live to live", "Man who likes me", "13 days in France", "Life, love, death", "The thug", "Adventure is antur" , "Itinerary of a spoiled child" …
Recently he has been working on new recordings for the sequel to Claude Lelouch's culture film, "A Man and a Woman", which is currently shooting. Here's her score of Love Story that she will be receiving an Oscar in 1970. The theme "Where Do I Start" performed by Andy Williams and Shirley Bassey is immediately taken by Mireille Mathieu ("Love story") .
"I'm very sad and I think very strongly about his wife and children, her fleet of fidy and Chabadabada will keep me but we will sit in eternol as an International Love Story, "responds to AFP Mireille Mathieu, who he wrote about forty songs.
The composer will sing songs to Serge Reggiani, Dalida, Ella Fitzgerald, Nicoletta, Johnny Hallyday and the famous "Bike" for Yves Montand. He will write in every music of more than 100 films and will sign up more than 600 songs. He was one of the last musical composers of his generation, with Michel Legrand and Vladimir Cosma.
"With just a few notes, Francis Lai had the gift to make great movies more beautiful, even more stunning. The time I've seen is leaving her immortal bicycles are strengthen in our hearts ", the Minister greeted the Culture of Franck Riester. "He will not write any sheet music, his melodies have a charm, and so he!" unfortunately on his side as former president of Cannes Film Festival Gilles Jacob.
"His romantic talent of the melody, his integrity, his good smile and his deep and real humanity," has greeted his side Pierre Lescure, the current president of the festival.
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