13 July 1927 – 30 June 2017 The former justice minister and fellow Holocaust survivor recalls the French politician who became a symbol of forgiveness • Johnny Hallyday remembered by Carla Bruni Simone Veil and I were born just a few months apart, in the late 1920s. Show More Summary
Johnny Hallyday and Jean d'Ormesson both represented France, each in his own way.
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Johnny Hallyday was the most-Googled person in France in 2017, with searches soaring after the rock singer's death on 5 December to overtake those for any other celebrity throughout the whole year. Judging by searches for "how to become", French people aspired to be rich, self-employed, MPs, beautiful and/or estate agents.
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French rock icon Johnny Hallyday will be laid to rest in the Caribbean on Monday as his first wife and many fans bemoaned that he was being buried so far from mainland France. Hundreds of thousands of people thronged the centre of Paris...Show More Summary
Thousands of French people turn out in Paris to pay tribute to the late musician Johnny Hallyday. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
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 the country's most famous faces.
France came to a standstill on Saturday as it paid tribute to late rock star Johnny Hallyday. But the homage also led to a steep drop in donations for France’s most popular fundraiser and sparked a string of bitter comments on social media.
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 outpouring in France. Why did France love his music?
The family of late French rocker Johnny Hallyday prepared on Sunday to bury him on the Caribbean island of St Barts, a millionaire's paradise where the singer had a holiday home.
"In scenes resonant of the mass mourning in Britain following the death of Princess Diana, police said a million fans had lined the route of the funeral procession, which was accompanied by Hallyday’s band playing live, as it made its way from the Arc de Triomphe along the Champs-Élysées to Place de la Concorde and […]
They came, often from the poorest most forgotten corners of France, to honour a multi-millionaire tax exile they saw as one of their own. From the formerly industrial north whose factories and coal mines were booming when Johnny Hallyday...Show More Summary
The opera soprano Julie Fuchs sang Ave Maria, accompanied by the pianist Yvan Cassar and the cellist Gautier Capuçon, at yesterday’s obsequies for the French rock star Johnny Hallyday. They also played an arrangement of Edith Piaf’s torch-song l’Hymne à l’amour and the Médiation from Massenet’s Thaïs. A million people turned out on the streets of Paris. Watch.
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 guitars,...Show More Summary
Johnny Hallyday was a working-class rock star with a right-wing Gallic twist.
France paid an emotional farewell Saturday to Johnny Hallyday -- the singer who taught the country how to rock -- in a highly theatrical "people's tribute" that brought Paris to a standstill.
Former president Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni join fans to say their farewells to the French rock star in Paris Continue reading...