Lily Lian, the last singer of the rue de Paris, has died at 103 years old - The Point

Lily Lian, seen as the last singer of the street of Paris, a friend of Maurice Chevalier, died Sunday, may 24, 2020 at the hospital in Ivry (Val-de-Marne), has

Lily Lian, the last singer of the rue de Paris, has died at 103 years old - The Point

Lily Lian, seen as the last singer of the street of Paris, a friend of Maurice Chevalier, died Sunday, may 24, 2020 at the hospital in Ivry (Val-de-Marne), has announced to the Agence France-Presse his godson Michael Gautier. "Lily Paname" had been one of his successful record in the 1950s and 1960s. She had been immortalized on a square, a megaphone in hand, in the two shots of the famous Robert Doisneau for his series illustrating the small parisian trades.

Born may 1, 1917, she had begun to sing the popular repertory of his childhood before becoming a singer of street to be recognised in the thirties : a career fluctuating, which was to cross Édith Piaf, Tino Rossi, Maurice Chevalier, Yves Montand among others. Forced to convert after the war, due to the inexorable decline of his profession competed with the radio and the lp, it was not really managed to impose itself as a singer in the traditional way.

Muse of Vincent Scotto

Muse of the composer, and actor Vincent Scotto, Lily Lian had published his memories in 1981: "Lady Paname, Memories of the last singer of the streets. She was often invited by host Pascal Sevran, that she had helped in the early days of his career in his show, " The Lucky song ".

Updated Date: 24 May 2020, 16:33

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