Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Guy Béart. The singer of Whitewater died at age 85 – Ouest-France

“I just had his daughters on the phone, he died this morning by going to the hairdresser. He fell on the pavement, he could not be revived “, said Fabien Lecoeuvre. The singer, father of actress Emmanuelle Béart, had bid farewell to the stage in January.

Born 16 July 1930 in Cairo, the son of an accountant, Guy Béart, whose real name Béhart, spent his childhood the Middle East, Italy, Greece.

“The living water” popular success

On his arrival in France, he held various jobs (music copyist, math teacher, civil engineer roads) while writing songs for Patachou ( “Ball in Temporal” ), Zizi Jeanmaire ( “There are more than a year” , “I am woman” ) or Juliette Greco ( “Qu one is good “).

Guy Béart eventually launch himself into the song in Parisian cabarets. In 1957 he recorded his first album. A year later, “Water viva” (see video below) , composed for the film of the same name by François Villiers, with dialogues of Jean Giono, it is a popular success. The same year, he discovered the Olympia where he made last January, almost 60 years later, goodbye.

“There is more after”

The veiled voice, accompanying himself on guitar, Guy Béart sings often poetic texts, sometimes melancholic. This “love the verb” , who created his own production company in 1963, interprets “There is more after” , “Chandemagore” , “Colours you tears” , “The main principles” , “A Amsterdam» , “Shoes” , “General Delivery” , “The big bang” , “Truth” (see videos below)

Guy Béart is also writer and producer of television programs “Welcome” from 1966 to 1972. Suffering from cancer in the 1980s, it disappears some time before surfacing in the mid 1990. His last studio album to date, “The best things” , was released in 2010.

Guy Béart has published a collection of poems ( “Colors and anger of time” 1976) and two other books ( “The foolish hope” 1987 “Time” 1995). He was a Knight of the Legion of Honour and father of two daughters, the actress Emmanuelle Béart we heard humming her song “There is more after” for President François Holland on the occasion of the Music Festival in June

& gt. “Chandemagore”:

& gt; “The colors of time”

& gt; “Vive la rose”

& gt; The INA compiles here number of videos devoted to the singer, including that of his famous alteercation with Serge Gainsbourg in 1986 , in the broadcast of Bernard Pivot, “Apostrophes”:

& gt; The portrait of Guy Béart published on the site of the INA:


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