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Music victories: Serge Lama will receive a trophy of honor on his 80th birthday


The singer of Les P'tites Femmes de Pigalle will be present but his state of health does not allow him to sing on the evening of the ceremony, Friday February 11.

The symbol is strong: on February 11, the day of his 80th birthday, Serge Lama will receive an honorary victory for the whole of a magnificent career begun in 1964 in the cabarets of Paris.

Since Serge Lama has written and sung songs that look like masterpieces:

D'aventures en aventures


Les P'tites Femmes de Pigalle




Le Temps de la rengaine

and of course

Je suis sick

, whose superb haunting music will have been composed by the talented Alice Dona.

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His admirers, as numerous as they were fervent, hoped that their idol would perform one last time on the stage of the musical Seine.

But Serge Lama's state of health does not allow him to sing on the evening of the ceremony.

The singer explained why in an interview with our colleagues from


: “

I prefer to stay on what I was.

Today, I would have to sing sitting down.

This is not what the public wants to see... Physically, I am very damaged.

I have a lot of trouble walking


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Indeed, the age helping, the problems of locomotion of Serge Lama were not arranged.

The singer was the victim of a serious car accident near Aix-en-Provence on August 12, 1965. In this drama he lost his fiancée Liliane Benelli.

He will dedicate one of his most beautiful songs to her,

D'aventures en enaventures


Almost six decades have passed and obviously the after effects of the injuries have only gotten worse.

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From adventure to adventure

by Serge Lama

Today Serge Lama, physically diminished, is however morally appeased.

In 2013, he refused this "

victory of honor

", because the organizers had clumsily thought of making a sort of festive potpourri by honoring Sheila, Adamo and Enrico Macias on the same day.

Today, for his 80th birthday, he will be the only one in the lair of the Seine Musicale to receive a deserved Victory of Honor.

And now the “


” of French song, who never drinks water, who always has bad hair and who walks askew, will therefore take this 2023 prize with “



*See you Friday, February 10 on France 2 and France Inter from 9:10 p.m. to follow the 38th Victoires de la Musique ceremony.


sung by Serge Lama

Source: lefigaro

All life articles on 2023-02-06

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