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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.

The Bonnie & Clyde Look, 1968 >>

by Anonymousreply 3312/09/2017

Link to full article >

by Anonymousreply 112/06/2017

Adieu, Jean-Philippe

by Anonymousreply 212/06/2017

Ronan Farrow could play him in the movie.

by Anonymousreply 312/06/2017

He died?

by Anonymousreply 412/06/2017

yes.

by Anonymousreply 512/06/2017

what does that mean "années yéyé"?

by Anonymousreply 612/06/2017

I've found out

[quote]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.

by Anonymousreply 712/06/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 812/06/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 912/06/2017
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by Anonymousreply 1112/06/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 1212/06/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 1312/06/2017

What was his proximate cause of death (COD)?

by Anonymousreply 1412/06/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 1512/06/2017

Cause of death: lung cancer.

by Anonymousreply 1612/06/2017

The late greats: Aznavour et Hallyday. Sur ma vie

by Anonymousreply 1712/06/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 1812/06/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 1912/06/2017

R19 100% Johnny Live A La Tour Eiffel

Awesome show!!

by Anonymousreply 2012/06/2017

He deserves a bloody State Funeral at La Madeleine.

by Anonymousreply 2112/06/2017

RIP, Johnny.

by Anonymousreply 2212/06/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 2312/06/2017

[quote]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.

[quote]And his record sales never slowed which is fairly amazing

The French really stick by their stars forever and ever.

by Anonymousreply 2412/06/2017

[quote]Someone post some of his best hits, please.

Who the fuck outside France even knows what they are?

by Anonymousreply 2512/06/2017

Quelque Chose de Tennessee

(song written as an hommage to Tennesse Williams)

by Anonymousreply 2612/06/2017

Another of his most famous hits : Que Je T'Aime

by Anonymousreply 2712/06/2017

Si jeune

by Anonymousreply 2812/06/2017

French version of Black Is Black by Los Bravos.

by Anonymousreply 2912/07/2017

Thanks for that, OP!

by Anonymousreply 3012/07/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 3112/07/2017

R31 = Gloria Upson

by Anonymousreply 3212/07/2017

I think he's tremendous.

by Anonymousreply 3312/09/2017
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