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Johnny Hallyday - les années yéyé

GREAT photos of Johnny Hallyday.

Even of you're not into him or rather were not into him - these are great photos capturing France's version of the swinging '60s - published in the French paper Liberation today.

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Les sixties ont vu passer le chanteur du statut d'idole des jeunes à celui de rocker à grand spectacle.
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Adieu, Jean-Philippe

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Ronan Farrow could play him in the movie.

replies 3Dec 6, 2017 2:21 AM +00:00

He died?

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replies 5Dec 6, 2017 2:28 AM +00:00

what does that mean "années yéyé"?

replies 6Dec 6, 2017 2:29 AM +00:00

I've found out

yé-yé (French pronunciation: ​[jeje]) was a style of pop music that emerged from France, Italy, Spain and Portugal in the early 1960s. The term "yé-yé" was derived from the English term "yeah! yeah!", popularized by British beat music bands such as the Beatles. The style expanded worldwide, due to the success of figures such as the French singer-songwriters Serge Gainsbourg and Françoise Hardy.
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Hallyday (nee Jean-Phillip Smet) wasn't bad on the eyes in his youth. Then he hopped on the surgery bandwagon and, with the years, turned his face into a feline disaster.
--Quel dommage!
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This is the first I've heard of his death. I love that period of French pop, but I'll confess Johnny Hallyday's music doesn't get me very excited.

And holy fuck, that face is a mess. It's like a child's drawing where the kid didn't know exactly where to plant the eyes on the head.

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Were he and Sylvie Vartran like the Richard Burton and Liz Taylor of France? Was just reading about them. Jeez.

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I used to go to France a lot in the 70s.

I was always astounded by how he was always and continually on the cover of magazines like the Paris Match - even well past his prime they could never stop going on and on about him.

It was insane and went on long after the 60s & 70s.
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What was his proximate cause of death (COD)?

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For those interested in Hallyday the actor, may I recommend L'homme du train (2002) with the late, great Jean Rochefort, directed by the incomparable Patrice Laconte.

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Cause of death: lung cancer.

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The late greats: Aznavour et Hallyday. Sur ma vie

12 janvier 2013 - La Fête de la Chanson Française En direct du Zenith de Paris Présentée par Daniela Lumbroso Au piano : Yvan Cassar
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He looked hot in classic 60s fashion like purple Beatle boots and tight striped pants. . He was and probably always be the symbol of swinging France.

BTW he was uncle to hot Michael Vartan.
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And his record sales never slowed which is fairly amazing. I was hoping to see him perform at the Eiffel Tower some years ago but didn't make it. However more than half million others did.

The singer who sold millions of records across Europe had lung cancer
The Irish Times
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R19 100% Johnny Live A La Tour Eiffel

Awesome show!!

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He deserves a bloody State Funeral at La Madeleine.

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RIP, Johnny.

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Someone post some of his best hits, please. Also Whet Michael Vartan?

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He looked hot in classic 60s fashion like purple Beatle boots and tight striped pants. . He was and probably always be the symbol of swinging France.

Yéyé France.

Swinging England.

And his record sales never slowed which is fairly amazing

The French really stick by their stars forever and ever.
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Someone post some of his best hits, please.

Who the fuck outside France even knows what they are?

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Quelque Chose de Tennessee

(song written as an hommage to Tennesse Williams)

Music video by Johnny Hallyday performing Quelque chose de Tennessee. (C) 1985 Mercury Music Group Best of JohnnyHallyday: https://goo....
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Another of his most famous hits : Que Je T'Aime

Music video by Johnny Hallyday performing Que je t'aime. (C) 1988 Mercury Music Group Best of JohnnyHallyday: Sub...
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Si jeune

--Olivia de Havilland, Parisienne
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French version of Black Is Black by Los Bravos.

johnny hallyday noir c' est noir 1966 le 5 octobre emission tilt magazine
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Thanks for that, OP!

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I think he looks ghastly and his singing horrendous.

No wonder his success did no travel.

I guess he began in the Elvis era and forever had the aura of that time about him.

Elsewhere pop stars of that time were over by 1966. Thank God.

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R31 = Gloria Upson

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I think he's tremendous.
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