hundreds of people including his friends Francis Cabrel or Nicoletta gathered in the rain Thursday at the church of Saint-Pierre of Montmartre to make a last tribute to the rocker Dick Rivers disappeared on the 24th of April at the age of 74 years. “His group was called the wildcats, and he was wild compared to the system,” said the singer Nicoletta who had shared with the interpreter to Twist à Saint-Tropez the poster for his latest show, tender Age . “This is someone who remained true to his artistic design and his journey of life,” added the singer.
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The white coffin, like the one of Johnny Hallyday, arrived in front of the church, being too small to accommodate the crowd, under the applause of the audience. Among the personalities present were the former minister of Nicolas Sarkozy, Brice Hortefeux, the singer Pierre Billon, the singer Isabelle Aubret, but also the chronicler Pierre Bonte or the literary critic Eric Naulleau. In contrast, Eddy Mitchell was absent.
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After the religious ceremony, the mortal remains of the singer was buried in the cemetery of Montmartre, in the strictest privacy of the family. The ex-leader of the group wild Cats, Hervé Forneri his real name, 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.
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is the Author of 35 albums, is a 55-year career, he has enjoyed success in the 1960s and 1970s, with hits such as Is it that you know? , adapted from What d I Say of Ray Charles and Twist à Saint-Tropez with The Wild Cats, or You’re not there , only you or Mama don’t like my music solo.