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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 33Last Saturday at 8:05 AM

Link to full article >

by Anonymousreply 1Last Wednesday at 2:05 AM

Adieu, Jean-Philippe

by Anonymousreply 2Last Wednesday at 2:08 AM

Ronan Farrow could play him in the movie.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Wednesday at 2:21 AM

He died?

by Anonymousreply 4Last Wednesday at 2:25 AM


by Anonymousreply 5Last Wednesday at 2:28 AM

what does that mean "années yéyé"?

by Anonymousreply 6Last Wednesday at 2:29 AM

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 7Last Wednesday at 2:31 AM

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 8Last Wednesday at 2:44 AM

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 9Last Wednesday at 2:50 AM
by Anonymousreply 10Last Wednesday at 2:57 AM
by Anonymousreply 11Last Wednesday at 2:59 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 12Last Wednesday at 2:59 AM

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 13Last Wednesday at 3:04 AM

What was his proximate cause of death (COD)?

by Anonymousreply 14Last Wednesday at 3:36 AM

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 15Last Wednesday at 3:37 AM

Cause of death: lung cancer.

by Anonymousreply 16Last Wednesday at 3:39 AM

The late greats: Aznavour et Hallyday. Sur ma vie

by Anonymousreply 17Last Wednesday at 4:05 AM

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 18Last Wednesday at 4:08 AM

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 19Last Wednesday at 4:23 AM

R19 100% Johnny Live A La Tour Eiffel

Awesome show!!

by Anonymousreply 20Last Wednesday at 4:30 AM

He deserves a bloody State Funeral at La Madeleine.

by Anonymousreply 21Last Wednesday at 4:56 AM

RIP, Johnny.

by Anonymousreply 22Last Wednesday at 6:23 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 23Last Wednesday at 7:06 AM

[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 24Last Wednesday at 7:41 AM

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

Who the fuck outside France even knows what they are?

by Anonymousreply 25Last Wednesday at 7:42 AM

Quelque Chose de Tennessee

(song written as an hommage to Tennesse Williams)

by Anonymousreply 26Last Wednesday at 8:31 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 27Last Wednesday at 8:32 AM

Si jeune

by Anonymousreply 28Last Wednesday at 9:17 AM

French version of Black Is Black by Los Bravos.

by Anonymousreply 29Last Thursday at 1:34 PM

Thanks for that, OP!

by Anonymousreply 30Last Thursday at 2:12 PM

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 31Last Thursday at 2:54 PM

R31 = Gloria Upson

by Anonymousreply 32Last Thursday at 3:29 PM

I think he's tremendous.

by Anonymousreply 33Last Saturday at 8:05 AM
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