Although in the 30 years I have been living in France I have never been a fan of Johnny Hallyday (Born Jean-Philippe Smet) which is a little less
sexier when it comes to names... I thought I would share this news with you all as there are some French and Belgium members here (He is/was of
Johnnny Hallyday passed away peacfully from complications due to lung cancer at 02:34 this morning at the age of 74.
He came out of hospital last week after breathing difficulties and apparently passed away with dignity during the night according to his wife
He will be remembered over here in France for his massive concerts and being a "peoples" artist. (Especially in the poorer regions such as the North
Most of his fans can be easlily recognised as they wear Harley Davidson T-Shirts or Black T-shirts with wolves or eagles on them and the buckles and
stuff...(all that Johnny fans have been lead to believe and represents the American dream as per his music...) Alot of the fans that I have personally
met also have crude homemade tats too...
Johnny Hallyday, the rock star and actor known as the “French Elvis,” has died at age 74 after a battle with lung cancer.
“Johnny Hallyday has left us,” his wife, Laeticia, said in a statement translated by Agence France Presse. “I write these words without
believing them. But yet, it’s true. My man is no longer with us. He left us tonight as he lived his whole life, with courage and dignity.”
The singer, born Jean-Philippe Smet, helped usher in a new era of French music and is often credited for popularizing rock ’n’ roll in the
country. During his 50-plus-year career, Hallyday sold more than 110 million records and topped the French charts over 30 times.
Like Elvis Presley, he would eventually transition into acting, appearing in Détective, The Man on the Train, and Pink Panther 2.
Music legends such as Celine Dion, Lenny Kravitz, and Richie Sambora paid tribute to Hallyday on social media. In a statement, French President
Emmanuel Macron said that “there is a little bit of Johnny in all of us”.
“Across generations, he carved himself into the lives of French people,” Macron added. “He charmed them through the generosity you saw in his
concerts: so epic, so intimate, in huge venues, in small spots.”
Some of his works :
Rest in peace French Rocker who helped certain French people (especially your fans) vibrate in a positive manner through the hard and good times...
All I can suggest is just to LISTEN to that blokes voice and imagine he is is singing in English...
edit on 6-12-2017 by Lagomorphe because: I am really crap!
Thats what i'm saying i was checking out some swinging 60s stuff of his a while back and not only was some of it genuinely good but he had a proper
voice on him too. I totes saw him as a french Cliff Richard when i was younger. Bit harsh.
I shudder to think how many gorgeous french women he had his wicked way with.
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