JOHNNY HALLYDAY : NOBODY LOVED AMERICA MORE

The original French rock n roller Johnny Hallyday just died and it’s a huge deal in France but should be noteworthy here too. As successful as he was, Johnny was mostly unknown outside of France, but he was always madly in love with American culture. As a teen he was inspired by Elvis Presley and went on to record many American hits by Elvis, Carl Perkins, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eddie Cochran, Chubby Checker, Fats Domino etc. – translated into French – and he made a fortune. He loved all things American – Harley Davidson motorcycles, fast cars, leather pants, hamburgers etc. He died in Los Angeles.

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Posted by Janet on December 6, 2017

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  1. By producer
    On December 6, 2017 at

    ………he even tried to be seen as the French elvis Presley.

  2. By Shirley Bonnington-St James
    On December 7, 2017 at

    Who is this Man?

  3. By Becca
    On December 7, 2017 at

    Multiple news reports say he died either in Paris or a suburb of Paris, not LA!

  4. By Giuliana De Pandi-Rancid
    On December 9, 2017 at

    Well, if LA really is the center of the world, then technically Marnes-la-Coquette (outside Paris), France *could* be regarded as Greater Los Angeles.

    In any case, the send-off his countrymen and women produced for Johnny was really something. He will surely be missed.

  5. By Strom
    On December 10, 2017 at

    RIP to one of the greatest. He died in France.

  6. By Joselle Celine
    On December 10, 2017 at

    My sister & I met him one night at Spago about 5 or 6 years ago. We swooned.

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