The funeral of singer Richard Anthony, the incarnation of yéyé generation, who died earlier this week at the age of 77, were held Friday in the south of France.
Only attended members of his family – he had nine children – as well as relatives. In the small cemetery Cabris, provencal village, a few kilometers from Grasse, where the singer was buried, his sister sang “The shadow of your smile” Ella Fitzgerald.
“The public liked it because it looked like his listeners and those who bought (its) discs, “said the journalist Bernard Persia, a close friend of the singer. “Lover of life, he used sometimes perhaps abused all the fun and I think that remains in the minds of people,” he added.
Richard Anthony, performer of the hit “Best of Richard Anthony”, lived for several years in Pégomas, a village near Cabris.
He was known with twists and reversals of US rock and had established itself as an idol in the 1960s, before seeing his career collapse like all “yéyés” which, however, experienced a resurgence in popularity in the mid-1990s.