The Untranslatable French Love for Johnny Hallyday

The Untranslatable French Love for Johnny Hallyday

The Untranslatable French Love for Johnny Hallyday

Johnny—he was never called anything else—for those who have not been paying attention to the French tabloids for the past fifty years, was the single greatest and most beloved pop star of France. Born Jean-Philippe Smet, during the Occupation, by ...


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Johnny Hallyday: France's 'rockeur national' – obituary

Johnny Hallyday, who has died aged 74, was France's rockeur national. In the course of a career that spanned more than half a century, he recorded more than 1,000 songs, sold more than 110m records, and was seen live on more than 180 sellout tours by ...


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