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R.I.P. Johnny Hallyday, French rock ’n’ roll icon and actor

Johnny Hallyday, the gifted and versatile singer who helped bring rock ’n’ roll to France, has died in Paris. A consummate showman and national phenomenon, the ’60s icon became one of his country’s biggest and most durable music stars, filling stadiums and selling around 100 million records; to English-speaking… Read more...
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French Rock Star and Actor Johnny Hallyday Dies at 74

Entertainment / Pop Culture : Slate: Brow Beat

Johnny Hallyday, the singer whose French-language covers of American songs helped bring rock ’n’ roll to France, has died of cancer at the age of 74, Variety reports. He had been ill for several months. Hallyday, whose real name was...

The ‘French Elvis’: A life in pictures

Local Interest / France : France 24

A singer, actor, and consummate showman, Johnny Hallyday, who died of cancer on Wednesday aged 74, was France’s biggest rock star for more than half a century.

Tears, pomp, extravagance as France mourns rocker Hallyday

News : Trending Now

PARIS (AP) — France bid farewell to its biggest rock star Saturday, honoring Johnny Hallyday with an extravagant funeral procession down Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue, a presidential speech and a televised church ceremony filled with...

A million take to Paris streets for Johnny Hallyday's funeral

Local Interest / France : The Guardian: France

French president makes emotional address calling for ‘people’s tribute’, as singer’s body is driven through capital on final journey Thousands bid farewell to France’s rock and roll hero – in pictures To the blast of electric guitar...

Why do the French love Johnny Hallyday?

Academics / General Science : This Could Be Big

France bids farewell Saturday to rock star Johnny Hallyday, in a huge ceremony for a cultural icon akin to a French Elvis Presley. AFP explains the "Johnny" phenomenon, and why the singer's death has sparked such an emotional outpou...

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