Marcel Dadi

Marcel Dadi

Birth
Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia
Death 17 Jul 1996 (aged 44)
At Sea
Burial Body lost or destroyed
Memorial ID 7793663 · View Source
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Guitarist. Dadi was a gifted French guitar player, who was considered to be one of the world's greatest guitar pickers. A native of Sousse, Tunisia, North Africa, he was born on August 20, 1951. At the age of 3 he moved to Paris, France, where he began to play the guitar by age 10, and at 13 he joined Joseph Illouz, Andre Assouline, and Maurice Levy, to create an instrumental music group. Dadi was inspired by the likes of Doc Watson, Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan. Dadi was later taken under the wing of guitarist Bernard Photzer, who introduced him to the music of Elvis Presley and many others. Photzer taught him the art of guitar-picking, which later led to Dadi playing as a soloist with Hugues Aufray, and also helped him to develop his own approach to guitar flat-picking. In 1972 he wrote several instructional articles for a folk music review and introduced a rigorous training method , which utilizes a fingering chart in the March 1972 issue. Dadi recorded on the EPM Musique Record Label and the Buda Record Label, releasing the albums, "Guitar Memories" (1992), "Nashville Rendes-Vous" (1996), "Country Guitar Flavors" (1996), "Guitar Legend, Volume 1" (1996), and "Marcel Dadi" (1997). His albums sold over 2 million copies and contained music by the likes of Antonio Vivaldi and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His recordings include, 'Les Scenaristes,' 'Prelude To The Rain,' 'Just A Little Rain,' 'Words Of Silence,' 'Dimanche Apres-Midi,' 'Echo Sixties,' 'En Attendant Joachim,' 'Merci Pour Maayane,' 'Robert The President,' 'Goodbye Blue Sky (Song For Dominique,' 'Swingy Boogie,' 'La Marcellaise,' 'Nashville Rumba,' 'Like Father And Son,' 'Song For Jerry,' and 'Le Disets Wedding.' He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee. Dadi died on July 17, 1996, along with 230 other people, when TWA Flight 800 exploded south of Marches Inlet, Long Island, New York, over the Atlantic Ocean, just after taking off from the John F. Kennedy Airport. He was 44 years old.

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  • Added: 24 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7793663
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