Johnny Hallyday RIP

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  1. Mr.FirebirdVII

    Mr.FirebirdVII Member

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    The French national icon and rock and roll hero has passed away.

    Adieu Johnny et merci pour la musique.

    A couple of choice tracks (I think Johnny grabbed Mick Jones from Sylvie Vartan`s backing group for these):

    N`y Crois Pas (1966)



    La Generation Perdue (1966)



    Hanging out with Hendrix and Chas Chandler in `66....




    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/dec/06/johnny-hallyday-obituary
     
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  2. Crimson Queen

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    Sa gueule va nous manquer. Repose en paix.

     
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  3. Terry Hayes

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    Just heard about this today!! One of my favorite movies was The Man On The Train. What a legend!
     
  4. unholdsworthy

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    I wasn't familiar with the man's music, but I had seen part of a film he had been in recently, a very violent film in which he goes after his daughter's family's killers. It's primarily an Asian film, and the daughter's a white Frenchwoman who's married to an Asian auditor, and I thought JH looked kind of Asian as well (something weird going on with his makeup, maybe, almost kind of like making Peter Ustinov look like Charlie Chan). So I looked him up on IMDb and found out in fact that he was an iconic French rocker. I don't know, but for some reason he and that French actress were in an otherwise all-Asian movie.
     
  5. Ferret

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    Wow, I had no idea what happened to him. Have I heard about him since the 60s? I don't know. Nothing sticks out.

    The French were not known for their rock until Prog when a style came along that fitted with their culture. Johnny was probably the best I can remember. Sorry to hear of his death.
     
  6. Barquentine

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    An acquaintance (English guy) played guitar for Johnny for a couple of years in the 70's. He had a great time and said Johnny was a great guy. He was such an idol that if Johnny and the band went to a club or restaurant they never paid for anything - the owners wouldn't accept his money.
     

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