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RIP Johnny Hallyday

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by LowCaster, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. LowCaster

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    The biggest rock star in France, of all time, died today. He started to rock with Elvis in mind, became a star in 1960, and never stopped untill today.

    I hope you will like these songs. Morceaux choisis:

    This is a time capsule from 1962 (in english please )

    Let's Twist Again. 1962.
    My mother was there... Early rockn'roll in France was not peacefull, kids were crazy, there were riots, and cops each time to end the show.


    This one is about blues music, and there are a few good guitars:

    "Toute la musique que j'aime", Johnny Hallyday, Parc des Princes, 1993


    Last but not least, a song adapted from the House of the Rising Sun, with a very good guitar player called Yarol Poupaud. I saw him on stage last year, at age 73 and he was still amazing as you can see.

    "Les portes du pénitencier", Concert des Vieilles Canailles, 2017
     

  2. elihu

    elihu Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 24, 2009
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    Yeah, I heard about this on PBS today. Their take was that Johnny was really good for a long time but only got the recognition he deserved in France. They also mentioned Mr. Hallyday touring with Jimi Hendrix in 1966.

     
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  3. Nickadermis

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  4. smartsoul72

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    Nice to see some recognition. Thanks for sharing!
     

  5. Deeve

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  6. Stubee

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  7. Gibson

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    Thanks for sharing his music; I only know him from the movie The Man on the Train, which was pretty good.
     

  8. José

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    Johnny Hallyday at his best backed by Micky Jones, before Foreigner.
     
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  9. Paul Jenkin

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    I first came across this guy when I was on a cultural exchange trip to France when I hit my teens in the mid-70's. He was huge in France / Belgium but virtually unheard of in the UK and I haven't heard his name mentioned in quite some time. He seemed a gifted and talented performer and it's always really sad to see one of those go.
     

  10. Frontman

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    Never heard of him until I spent a season racing in France. If you listened to any French rock station, you were going to hear one of his songs at least once an hour, a little more often than they played Paul McCartney" "Michelle."

    I loved the music, which is often the case when you've heard everything popular in your own country hundreds of times. In the internet era we can listen to radio from everywhere, but in those days French rock was fun and new.

    RIP Johnny, you are joining good company. Say "hi" to everyone for us. We'll see you again when our own shows are over.
     

  11. kplamann

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    While his music was not quite my cup of tea he was certainly a character, and a huge phenomenon in France, and this over many decades.

    They are considering the Champs Élysées for his funeral procession.

    RIP!
     
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  12. LowCaster

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    Nice footage, now we can say that Johnny was better than Jimi. He smoked him.
     

  13. LowCaster

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    Johnny singing "Hey Joe" , in french, with two epic guitar players: Yarol Poupaud with the Telecaster, and M (alias Mathieu Chedid) with the sg.


    Hey Joe, live from tv show Taratata, 2011.
     

  14. Chud

    Chud Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

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    A good friend of mine in Nice has been drumming for Johnny Vegas for the last few years. Johnny Vegas I guess you’d say is the biggest touring impersonator of Johnny Hallyday, who was the French Elvis.

    RIP Johnny.
     

  15. 5595bassman

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    Being French Canadian, that song was the only one in french we were playing in 1968 with my second band. I was 20 years old then. Good memories! And I went to his show some 15 years ago when he came to Montreal.

    In my mind his best song was "Que Je T'aime!" ( How much I Love You! )

    Both the original version :


    And his huge Live interpretation. ( starting at 04:00 min. ) The size of the crowd will show you how big he was.
     

  16. 5595bassman

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    Jimmy was touring with HIM not the opposite! Quoted from the description of the clip "filmed by Claude Goretta (Swiss television) in a restaurant, Nancy 14 October 1966. the other guy who blowing smoking ring is a French singer, The experience played the first part of three of his concert."
     
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  17. LowCaster

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    Yes, it's funny but in 1966 Johnny Hallyday was a big star since five years, selling millions of vinyls. The Jimi endrix experience only formed in 1966, and according to wikipedia:

    "The first official appearance of "The Jimi Hendrix Experience" (invited by French singer Johnny Hallyday) was at the Novelty in Évreux, France, on October 13, 1966."

    They played at the Olympia, in Paris too, and there is a recording.

    In 1967 Johnny was singing Hey Joe in french, and switched from wearing a suit to the full psychedelic apparel, so there is a strong connexion.
     
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  18. Matt G

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    Sad news. But, Concert des Vieilles Canailles - dig it. Johnny went down swingin'.
     

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