It has been exactly one year since Johnny Hallyday died in Marnes-la-Coquette on December 6, 2017 at the age of 74. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed singers of his generation.
Today, fans of Johnny Hallyday (Quelque chose de Tennessee, Que je t'aime, L'idole des jeunes, ...) along with the rest of the music world have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Hallyday, a cultural icon
Born Jean-Philippe Smet in Paris on June 15, 1943, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in French history. Hallyday was not just a great singer, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
In 1963 he touched the hearts of millions with ‘L'idole des jeunes’. His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique musical heritage.
It's been one year since the tragic loss of Johnny Hallyday and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Johnny Hallyday is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Johnny Hallyday.
Johnny Hallyday career in pictures
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