Johnny Hallyday (Jean-Philippe Léo Smet, b. 15 June 1943 in Paris – d. 6 December 2017, in Marnes-la-Coquette) was a French singer and actor. Influenced by Elvis Presley and the 1950s rock 'n' roll revolution, Hallyday became famous in the 1960s for singing rock 'n' roll in French. Hallyday's father, Léon Smet (1908–1989), was Belgian; his mother, Huguette Clerc (1920–2007), was French.
During a career spanning 57 years, he released 79 albums and sold more than 110 million records worldwide, mainly in the French-speaking world,making him one of the best-selling artists in France and in the world.
Johnny Hallyday, the pompadoured, hip-swiveling rocker known as the "French Elvis" died on Wednesday (Dec. 6) at age 74. Hallyday was reportedly hospitalized on Friday (Nov. 17) at a Paris hospital due to respiratory difficulties and had been undergoing lung cancer treatments. His first single, "Laisse les Filles," was released in 1960, followed by his first big hit, "Souvenirs, Souvenirs" and his debut album, Hello Johnny. Like his contemporaries, Hallyday had a riotous impact on his fans, setting off a frenzy in 1961 when he performed at France's first major rock festival, launching him into teen idol territory that rivaled the raucous reaction to Elvis in the . With a mix of originals and French covers of songs by rock icons such as Chubby Checker (his famous.
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French g pop phenomenon and an icon in his homeland for nearly six decades.
Johnny Hallyday (French pronunciation:, stage name of Jean-Philippe Smet, born 15 June 1943) is a French singer and actor. He has been called "the French Elvis". He was married for 15 years to popular Bulgarian-French singer Sylvie Vartan and the two were considered a "golden couple" for 20 years.