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JOHNNY HALLYDAY

Composer, Performer

Country : France

Born : 15 juin 1943 - Paris, France


An icon in the French-speaking world since the very beginning of his career, some consider him to be the French equivalent of Elvis Presley. He has had a 40-year career in the music industry and is one of France's biggest stars. He has made 400 tours, had 18 platinum albums, performed in front of 15 million people, and sold 100 million discs since the beginning of his career. Today Hallyday is still seen as a top stage performer, giving first class shows in crowded stadiums. Yet Hallyday remains largely unknown outside of France and French-speaking countries, being often nicknamed in English-speaking countries as the biggest rock star you’ve never heard of.

Johnny Hallyday was born Jean-Philippe Smet in Cité Malesherbes, Paris, France, to a French mother, Huguette, and a Belgian father, Leon Smet. His parents separated not long after his birth, and he was raised by his paternal aunt, Hélène Mar. (His pseudonym was borrowed from his cousin's friend, Lee Halliday.)[citation needed]

He was married on April 12, 1965 to Sylvie Vartan (French singer) in Loconville. They have a son, David Hallyday (who is also a singer), born David Michael Benjamin Smet on August 14, 1966. Johnny was seen as a less than caring father, as his career had taken control of his life; his focus was on his career and his next song rather than on his family.[citation needed] Although Johnny Hallyday and Sylvie Vartan were France's "Golden Couple" of their generation, they divorced on November 4, 1980.

A year later, he married a model named Babeth Etienne on December 1, 1981 in Los Angeles; the marriage lasted two months and two days.

Hallyday's love affair with the French actress Nathalie Baye began in 1982, after they met on a television programme. Nathalie gave birth to their daught ...

An icon in the French-speaking world since the very beginning of his career, some consider him to be the French equivalent of Elvis Presley. He has had a 40-year career in the music industry and is one of France's biggest stars. He has made 400 tours, had 18 platinum albums, performed in front of 15 million people, and sold 100 million discs since the beginning of his career. Today Hallyday is still seen as a top stage performer, giving first class shows in crowded stadiums. Yet Hallyday remains largely unknown outside of France and French-speaking countries, being often nicknamed in English-speaking countries as the biggest rock star you’ve never heard of.

Johnny Hallyday was born Jean-Philippe Smet in Cité Malesherbes, Paris, France, to a French mother, Huguette, and a Belgian father, Leon Smet. His parents separated not long after his birth, and he was raised by his paternal aunt, Hélène Mar. (His pseudonym was borrowed from his cousin's friend, Lee Halliday.)[citation needed]

He was married on April 12, 1965 to Sylvie Vartan (French singer) in Loconville. They have a son, David Hallyday (who is also a singer), born David Michael Benjamin Smet on August 14, 1966. Johnny was seen as a less than caring father, as his career had taken control of his life; his focus was on his career and his next song rather than on his family.[citation needed] Although Johnny Hallyday and Sylvie Vartan were France's "Golden Couple" of their generation, they divorced on November 4, 1980.

A year later, he married a model named Babeth Etienne on December 1, 1981 in Los Angeles; the marriage lasted two months and two days.

Hallyday's love affair with the French actress Nathalie Baye began in 1982, after they met on a television programme. Nathalie gave birth to their daughter, Laura, at the end of 1983. They separated in 1986.

He married Adeline Blondiau in 1990. They divorced in 1992.

In 1996, he married Laetitia Boudou. In 2004, the couple adopted a Vietnamese baby girl, called Jade.

Johnny HALLYDAY

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