Wednesday, September 16, 2015

D’Ormesson, Pivot, Souchon: farewell to Guy Béart – Le Figaro

TRIBUTES – Bernard Pivot, Jean d’Ormesson, Jack Lang, many personalities were keen to celebrate the memory of the singer of the Whitewater

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Misanthrope, grumpy, demanding to excess but loved. The death Wednesday morning the singer Guy Béart caused a shock among his friends and the world of the song.

“I loved him very much,” and tells the Le Figaro writer Jean d’Ormesson who had the opportunity to participate in “summer wake” that organized every year in June, the singer. “You know, his songs have rocked my youth …”

Jack Lang also remembers his “enchanting melodies.” He especially recalled his official visit to Japan in 1983 with Guy Béart. “Jacques Attali had the good idea of ​​inviting them,” we he says. “During the day, it was permeated with sentimental Japanese music. That evening, at a dinner at the Embassy of France, he began to sing a song in fashion in Japan and Japanese! All this in front of François Mitterand, the Emperor and the Japanese public who took over the song by heart. “

Bernard Pivot has met twice with Guy Béart,” a very funny man “in his words. First in 1964 in a small village of Beaujolais “at the congress joke”! He remembers a man who “was young, that was beautiful, who sang well.” So much so that village, “as the girls were in love with him,” he added.

In his second meeting with the singer on the set of Apostrophes, Bernard Pivot Guard poorer memory. “Guy Béart was assaulted by Serge Gainsbourg so he had to respond and did not put the issue to his advantage,” he says, speaking of the deceased as “a superstar”. “We see it all the time on TV. He had a truly great talent. Some of his songs like will be remembered. ”

“Deep and so chic …”

As for French singers Alain Souchon spoke on RTL: “It was beautiful I loved. Always so well written, profound, so chic … It was music that seemed to have existed forever. ” For Maxime Leforestier, it is mainly the texts of the artist who made his songs. “His compositions were used in the text effect, he explains to the ‘Obs. It was quite in the tradition of the time. ” The latter has also called L’eau Vive , The ode to the moon and There are more Bleak s d ‘unavoidable. Marie Lafôret has also welcomed the artist: “This is someone who scored all the time I spent in the business.” He added: “He was a friend, it was a center it was a smart guy, he was a guy that we could talk, talk. “

The politicians also reacted to the death of the author of Mad Hope including Fleur Pellerin who wished to “pay tribute to Guy Béart” the microphone of the National Assembly. President Francois Hollande has meanwhile hailed “an immense work and the man who said he wanted to disappear behind it. It will remain for long. Well after him. “


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