|Birth name Herve Fornieri|
Name Dick Rivers
Genres Rock and roll
Spouse Micheline Davis
|Born 24 April 1945 (age 70)
Nice, France (1945-04-24) |
Albums Authendick, Holly Days in Austin, Linda Lu Baker
Children Natala Rivers, Pascal Rivers
Music groups Les Chats Sauvages (1961 – 1962), Les Enfoires (1999)
Similar People Eddy Mitchell, Richard Anthony, Johnny Hallyday, Hugues Aufray, Jacques Dutronc
Associated acts Les Chats Sauvages
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Dick Rivers (born Hervé Forneri, 24 April 1945) is a French singer and actor who has been performing since the early 1960s. He was an important figure in introducing rock and roll music in France. He is known for being an admirer of Elvis Presley, who highly influenced both his singing and looks. His stage name came from the character, Deke Rivers, that Presley played in his second film, Loving You (1957).
Rivers was born in Nice, France, and started his music career in 1961 as the lead singer of the band Les Chats Sauvages, cutting his first record on his fifteenth birthday. In 1961, the British music magazine, NME, reported that Rivers concert with his group Les Chats Sauvages at the Palais des Sports de Paris, whilst headlining with Vince Taylor, had turned into a full-scale riot. Rivers left Les Chats Sauvages in 1962 to pursue a solo career.
His latest album, Rivers, was released in 2014.