1910-1979 FR, Ronchin
Composer / Conductor of Jazz and Pop
French composer, conductor, instrumentist, born in Ronchin, Nord on August 5th, 1910 - died in Paris on April 1st, 1979 , buried in the famous Père Lachaise Cemetery. He was owner of l'Olympia in Paris. He was the mayor of Cabourg (Calvados) from 1971, until his death. For half a century Coquatrix played a very influential role in the development of French chanson and variety theatre. As manager of the 'Olympia' in Paris he succeeded to make it into one of the most famous music halls within Europe, promoting artists such as Georges Brassens, Gilbert Bécaud, Johnny Hallyday, Dalida, Édith Piaf, Yves Montand but also The Beatles in 1964.
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