Johnny Hallyday
Actor, singer
Johnny Hallyday
Jean-Philippe Smet better known by his stage name Johnny Hallyday is a French singer and actor. An icon in the French-speaking world since the beginning of his career, he was considered by some to have been the French Elvis Presley. He was married for 15 years to popular French singer Sylvie Vartan. They formed the golden couple of the sixties and seventies in Europe.
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Singer Johnny Hallyday visits makeshift Brussels memorial
Reuters.com - 11 months
French singer Johnny Hallyday pays his respects at a makeshift memorial in Brussels to victims of bomb attacks that hit the country's capital this week. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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People Offer Free Hugs To Spread Love As Paris Remembers Victims Of Attacks
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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French taxes: Adieu Obélix
The Economist - about 4 years
Now a famous Belgian SUPERHUMAN strength enabled Obélix, in the Asterix cartoons, to carry heavy burdens. But the weight of taxes under François Hollande’s Socialist government has proved too much for Gérard Depardieu, the actor who played the oversized Gaul in the films. He has announced that he is leaving France for Belgium. Far from prompting second thoughts about fiscal policy, this has provoked a moralistic manhunt.In some ways, Mr Depardieu’s decision was unremarkable. Plenty of high-earning artists and sportsmen, including Johnny Hallyday and Yannick Noah, have lived abroad. France is unusual in levying an annual wealth tax on all assets, including property, over €1.3m ($1.7m). Yet Mr Depardieu’s move has unleashed a torrent of invective. Jean-Marc Ayrault called it “pathetic”, and deplored his lack of “patriotism”. Aurélie Filippetti, the culture minister, was “totally scandalised”. Bernard Cazeneuve, the Europe minister, said “when a country has given you a lot, th ...
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Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin: Dog Ears Music: Volume 247
Huffington Post - over 4 years
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French 'Elvis' leaves Caribbean hospital for US
Yahoo News - over 4 years
French singer Johnny Hallyday is out of a Caribbean hospital and on his way to Los Angeles.
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French singer Johnny Hallyday briefly hospitalized in Guadeloupe with severe ... - Washington Post
Google News - over 4 years
San Francisco Chronicle French singer Johnny Hallyday briefly hospitalized in Guadeloupe with severe ... Washington Post PARIS — Johnny Hallyday, the French entertainer famed for his Elvis-like style and gravelly voice, was briefly hospitalized with a severe case of bronchitis, his producer said. The hospitalization Sunday on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe was a ... French Rocker Johnny Hallyday Hospitalized With Heart ProblemsHollywood Reporter French rocker Hallyday in hospital with bronchitisChicago Tribune French singer Hallyday hospitalized for bronchitisThe Associated Press all 162 news articles »
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'French Elvis' Johnny Hallyday in intensive care
Yahoo News - over 4 years
French rocker Johnny Hallyday is being treated in a Caribbean hospital's intensive care unit Monday after being rushed there by helicopter, officials said.
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VIDÉOS. Anniversorama: Johnny Hallyday, Benabar, Thomas Dutronc et Hugh Laurie fêtent leur anniversaire
The Huffington Post - USA - over 4 years
MUSIQUE - C'est un anniversorama, plutôt eclectique, comme à son habitude, mais non dénué de qualité que l'on vous propose cette semaine. Hugh Laurie, qui a décidément tous les talents, mais aussi Johnny Hallyday, Thomas Dutronc, Annie Cordy et Lio soufflent leurs bougies cette semaine. Et ils n'ont pas toujours l'âge que l'on croit. Alors ne vous privez pas, (re)découvrez leurs tubes en vidéo ci-dessous. More...
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Hong Kong's Johnnie To turns lens from gangsters to bankers
LATimes - over 4 years
Wildly prolific as both a director and producer, Hong Kong-based Johnnie To is best known for crackling, gripping gangster films set amid the bustle of contemporary Hong Kong — think “The Mission,” “PTU,” “Election” “Exiled” and “Mad Detective.” His film “Life Without Principle,” newly available on DVD and video on demand, is a thriller of real-world problems set against the multifaceted fallout of a financial collapse. In this new movie, a bank officer (Denise Ho) must sell financial products to people who likely can’t afford them and most certainly do not understand them. A mid-level hustler (Lau Ching Wan) constantly plays both ends against the middle. A cop (Ritchie Yen) struggles to pull together a loan for a new apartment for his family. Their worlds intersect over money. The double-meaning of the title is indicative of how the film places some of the concerns of To’s gangster films — how to live an honorable life in a dishonorable world — within the confines of a more conv ...
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The 'French Elvis' Plays America
Wall Street Journal - almost 5 years
At 68, Johnny Hallyday plans shows in Los Angeles and New York, plus a new album.
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Johnny Hallyday to Perform in New York
NYTimes - almost 5 years
In a rare appearance in New York City, <a class="fplink fp-531748" href="/Johnny+Hallyday+1">Johnny Hallyday</a> will play the Beacon Theater in October.
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Johnny Hallyday, Stéphane Delajoux: accord à l'amiable entre les deux parties
The Huffington Post - about 5 years
Un accord global a été signé mettant un terme à l'action contre le Dr Stéphane Delajoux initiée par <a class="fplink fp-531748" href="/johnny+hallyday+1">Johnny Hallyday</a> et ses assureurs devant le Conseil de l'Ordre des médecins, a indiqué dimanche un des avocats du chirurgien, confirmant une information de L'Express. "Il y a eu un accord global entre <a class="fplink fp-531748" href="/johnny+hallyday+1">Johnny Hallyday</a>, les compagnies d'assurance et le Dr Delajoux" dans l'action du chanteur devant le Conseil de l'Ordre, a déclaré Me Hervé Temime. Il a refusé de commenter cet accord. More...
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Johnny Hallyday & Family Grab A Sweet Treat
Celebrity Baby Scoop - about 5 years
French singer <a class="fplink fp-531748" href="/johnny+hallyday+1">Johnny Hallyday</a> - born Jean-Philippe Smet - was spotted treating his wife Laeticia Boudou and their two daughters Jade, 7, and Joy, 3, to an ice cream treat in Santa Monica, Calif. on Tuesday (February 7). The couple - who adopted their gorgeous girls from Vietnam in 2008 - enjoyed their time together as they held hands with their darling daughters and strolled to the ice cream shop. At one point, the 68-year-old father can be seen lighting up a cigarette as the family ate their ice cream together on a bench. Top Story? (feature beneath menu):  no
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Johnny Hallyday en concert à Montréal après 12 ans d'absence
The Huffington Post - about 5 years
MONTREAL, 6 février 2012 (AFP) - Le chanteur français <a class="fplink fp-531748" href="/johnny+hallyday+1">Johnny Hallyday</a> se produira pour la première fois depuis douze ans à Montréal le 5 octobre, ont annoncé lundi les organisateurs. Présent ce dimanche à Montréal pour participer à un gala de l'émission Star Académie, le rockeur a expliqué sa longue absence au quotidien La Presse par des problèmes pour faire traverser l'Atlantique au matériel nécessaire aux effets spéciaux de ses spectacles. More...
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Guerre des sosies : A la rencontre du Johnny Hallyday poignardé par Gainsbourg - Pure People
Google News - over 5 years
A la fin du mois de juillet, nous vous contions l&#39;histoire de cet imitateur de Johnny Hallyday, répondant au nom de Michel Pacchiana, poignardé par son rival, faux Serge Gainsbourg, son principal concurrent lors des concours de sosies de stars,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Johnny Hallyday
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    He maintains a second home in Los Angeles, where he has been spending increasing amounts of time in recent years, enjoying his relative anonymity in the U.S. In January 2014, Johnny revealed that his current residence was in fact in the United States after an investigation by Swiss journalist showed that Mr. Hallyday did not spend enough time in Gstaad, Switzerland to qualify as a resident.
    More Details Hide Details One of his favorite leisure activities is riding his Harley-Davidson on long trips through the California desert, staying in small motels along the way.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    On 26 November 2009, Hallyday underwent surgery in Paris to repair a herniated disc.
    More Details Hide Details He suffered complications and was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Doctors announced that they had put Hallyday into a medically-induced coma so they could repair lesions that had formed as a result of the surgery, and to relieve his pain. On 17 December, Hallyday and his wife started legal proceedings against Dr. Stephane Delajoux, who had performed the original surgery. The conflict was resolved in February 2012 following Delajoux's vindication by medical investigators.
    In July 2009, Hallyday was diagnosed with colon cancer, and underwent surgery.
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    Hallyday's most recent album, also a No. 1 hit in France, is Tour 66: Stade de France 2009, a live set recorded at Stade de France during his farewell tour with appearances by Drexl Jonez on the guitar.
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  • 2008
    French movie producers Michèle and Laurent Pétin introduced Johnny Hallyday to Hong Kong film director Johnnie To. Hallyday was cast as the main role of To's Vengeance after meeting with the director in early 2008.
    More Details Hide Details The shooting began in November 2008 and concluded in February 2009. Hallyday was introduced to the great chanteuse Édith Piaf in the late fifties and became one of her biggest fans up until her death in 1963. He attended every concert she performed in and was said to have been friends with her throughout his career. In a recent article he claimed that Édith tried to seduce him during a dinner with her in 1960, and resulted in him fleeing from her in despair, but a 1962 photograph of Édith, her husband Théo Sarapo, and Hallyday shows that she earned his trust back. Hallyday performed Édith's 1950 hit "Hymne à l'amour" in 1995. In November 2005, Hallyday started a procedure to obtain Belgian citizenship but his request was turned down in 2006 because he failed to fulfill the residence requirements. In late 2006, Hallyday announced that he would move his permanent residency to Gstaad, Switzerland to escape the high tax rate imposed by the French government. Swiss law allows wealthy individuals to claim residency if they live six months and one day in the country and then pay a fixed tax based on expenses, such as rent or assets in Switzerland, rather than a percentage of their income. Hallyday has said that he would move his residency back to France if it changes its tax laws.
    In 2008 he recorded a series of acoustic songs with French musician Drexl Jonez.
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    His next album, Ça ne finira jamais, released in 2008, another No. 1 on the French album chart, and its lead single, "Ça n'finira jamais", also reached No. 1.
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  • 2007
    Hallyday supported Nicolas Sarkozy in the 2007 French presidential election.
    More Details Hide Details The Masked Avengers referenced this in their prank call to American vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin when an Avenger impersonating Sarkozy named Hallyday as his "Special American Advisor".
    Shortly before announcing his retirement from touring, he released a blues-flavored album, Le Cœur d'un homme, on 12 November 2007.
    More Details Hide Details The album hit No. 1 in both France and French-speaking Belgium. In addition to the lead single "Always", Le Cœur d'un homme features "T'aimer si mal", a duet with bluesman Taj Mahal and "I Am the Blues", an English-language song written for Hallyday by U2 frontman Bono.
  • 2005
    In December 2005, Hallyday had his third number-one single in France, "Mon Plus Beau Noël" (after "Tous ensemble" and "Marie"), dedicated to his adopted daughter Jade.
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  • 2000
    One of Hallyday's later concerts, 100% Johnny: Live à La Tour Eiffel in 2000, attracted an audience of 500,000 and 9.5 million television viewers (the show was broadcast live on French TV).
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    He was married to his third wife Adeline Blondieau for two years, divorcing her in 1992.
    More Details Hide Details He has been married to Laeticia Boudou since 25 March 1996. The couple have adopted two girls from Vietnam: Jade Odette Désirée, born 3 August 2004 (formerly Bui Thi Hoa), in November 2004, and Joy (Maï-Huong), born 27 July 2008, in December 2008. He also has three grandchildren through his son David; their names are Emma, llona and Cameron.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1982
    He was then briefly married to Babeth Étienne; the marriage lasted two months and two days, ending in February 1982. A four-year relationship with French actress Nathalie Baye followed; their daughter Laura Smet was born on 15 November 1983.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Hallyday and Vartan divorced in 1980.
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  • 1969
    By 1969 alone, his sales of records exceeded twelve million.
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  • OTHER
  • 1966
    There also is a widely published monochrome photograph of Hallyday walking somewhere in Paris in late May 1966 with Bob Dylan.
    More Details Hide Details At the end of the 1960s, Hallyday made a string of albums with Mick Jones and Tommy Brown as musical directors, and Big Jim Sullivan, Bobby Graham and Jimmy Page as session musicians. These are Jeune Homme, Rivière... Ouvre ton Lit (a.k.a. Je suis né dans la rue) and Vie. On Je suis né dans la rue, Hallyday also hired both Peter Frampton and the Small Faces. Amongst their contributions are the songs Amen (Bang Bang), Reclamation (News Report), and Regarde Pour Moi (What You Will), which are variations of Small Faces and Humble Pie (Frampton's band) songs—tracks and they all play on the album. Often forgotten is Hallyday's non-LP single and EP track Que Je T'aime from the same sessions.
    Black-and-white footage, also from October 1966, exists of Hallyday partying with Hendrix, his manager Chas Chandler and others.
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    For their first concert, The Jimi Hendrix Experience opened for Johnny Hallyday in Évreux on 13 October 1966.
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  • 1965
    Hallyday married Bulgarian-French singer Sylvie Vartan on 12 April 1965.
    More Details Hide Details Their son David was born on 14 August 1966.
  • 1961
    In 1961 his cover of "Let's Twist Again" sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.
    More Details Hide Details It topped almost every European chart, although the track did not appear in the UK Singles Chart. He appeared on the American The Ed Sullivan Show with American singing star Connie Francis in a show that was taped at the Moulin Rouge nightclub in Paris. He also staged many appearances in the Paris Olympia under the management of the late Bruno Coquatrix.
  • 1960
    His first album, Hello Johnny, was released in 1960.
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    His debut single, "Laisse les filles" was released on the Vogue label in March 1960.
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  • 1943
    Born on June 15, 1943.
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