Chichin, Fred

GUITARIST, SONGWRITER, VOCALIST (FRANCE)
BORN 1 May 1954, Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine - DIED 28 Nov 2007, Paris
BIRTH NAME Chichin, Frédéric
CAUSE OF DEATH cancer
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 12 (left of General Travot))

During the 1970s Fred Chichin played in the bands Fassbinder, Taxi Girl and Gazoline. In 1979 he met singer Cathérine Ringer (b.1957) and in 1980 they founded the band Les Rita Mitsouko. They lived together for the rest of his life.

In 1985 they had a hit in France with "Marcia Baila", a song dedicated to their former dance teacher Marcia Moretto who had died aged 32. Their 1994 single "Y'a d'l' haine" was an international success. Chichin suffered from hepatitis C and many concerts of the band were cancelled. In 2007 he was diagnosed with cancer and he died only two months later.

Images

The grave of Fred Chichin at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)

 

Sources
Fred Chichin — Wikipédia


Chinard, Joseph

Published: 08 Jul 2018
Last update: 22 Dec 2019