The music world loses a big man. Nice musician Francis Lai, composer Claude Lelouch and especially mystical melodies, support "dabadabada",A man and a woman, died at the age of 86 years. Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi announced the sad news in a statement.
"With great sadness I learned about the death of Francis Lai, this great composer from Nice," wrote Christian Estrosi, who stated that the city of Nice would give him respect: "I will immediately propose to his family to give his name to our city symbol," he said.
With tremendous pain I learned about the death of Francis Lai, a formidable musician and composer from Nice, to whom we owe particular to the music of "A man and a woman" and the "Love Story" he has received. an oscar. Thoughts for his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/qbxzW1IE3x
– Christian Estrosi (@cestrosi) November 7, 2018
He writes for Piaf, Gréco or Montand
Francis Lai began as an accordionist poet and singer Bernard Dimey, with whom he wrote songs for gratin at the time: Edith Piaf, Juliette Greco or Yves Montand. He then met filmmaker Claude Lelouch thanks to a friend, Pierre Barouh, who wrote the words "dabadabada". The theme of the film myth, sung by Nicole Croisille, has been taken over 200 times. He recently worked on new recordings for the sequel to cult film Claude Lelouch A man and a woman taking pictures.
This is for the score Love story that he would receive an Oscar in 1970. The theme "Where Do I Begin" interpreted by Andy Williams was immediately taken by Mireille Mathieu ("Love story"). Composers also signed songs for Serge Reggiani, Dalida, Isabelle Aubret, Noëlle Cordier, Nicoletta, Séverine and "La Bicyclette" which are famous for Yves Montand. He will write in all music in more than 100 films and will sign more than 600 songs. On Twitter, the former president of the Cannes Film Festival, Gilles Jacob, greeted him: "Hello sad: this is the case for saying it. He won't write a score again. The melody has a crazy charm; and he!"
Francis Lai did not say that "A man and a woman". There are "love stories", lots of songs: bicycles, hello sadness: that's the case for saying it. He won't write the score again. The melody has a crazy charm; and she!
– Gilles Jacob (@jajacobbi) November 7, 2018