Home decor and Rag doll Johnny HALLYDAY
JOHNNY HALLYDAY Jean-Philippe Léo Smet (French pronunciation: [ʒɑ̃ filip leo smɛt], 15 June 1943 – 6 December 2017), better known by his stage name Johnny Hallyday, was a French rock and roll and pop singer and actor, credited for having brought rock and roll to France. 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 the world. He won 5 diamond albums, 40 golden albums, 22 platinum albums and 10 Music Victories. He sang an estimated 1,154 songs and performed 540 duets with 187 artists. Credited for his strong voice and his spectacular shows, he sometimes arrived by entering a stadium through the crowd and once by jumping from a helicopter above the Stade de France, where he performed 9 times. Among his 3,257 shows completed in 187 tours, the most memorable were at Parc des Princes in 1993, at the Stade de France in 1998, just after France's win in the 1998 FIFA World Cup, as well as at the Eiffel Tower in 2000, which had record-breaking ticket sales for a French artist. A million spectators gathered to see his performance at the Eiffel Tower, with some 10 million watching on television. Usually working with the best French artists and musicians of his time, he collaborated with Charles Aznavour, Michel Berger and Jean-Jacques Goldman, while his shows were produced by Jean-Claude Camus, considered to be one of the greatest producers in France. Hugely popular in France, he was referred to as simply "Johnny" and seen as a "national monument" (the only singer since Edith Piaf) and a part of the French cultural legacy. He was a symbol of the Trente Glorieuses when he emerged in 1960 and a familiar figure to four generations. More than 2,500 magazine covers and 190 books were dedicated to him during his lifetime, making him one of the persons most widely covered by the media in France. His death from cancer in 2017 was followed by a "popular tribute" during which a million people attended the procession and 15 million others watched the ceremony on TV. He remained relatively unknown in the English-speaking world, where he was dubbed "the biggest rock star you've never heard of" and introduced as the French version of Elvis Presley. Read more on Wikipedia
JOHNNY HALLYDAY FAMOUS QUOTES
live day to day, for tomorrow, not for yesterday.
I wanted to do Elvis, I wanted to do James Dean, and I became me.
I'll stop singing the day I die.
Even if shit falls, even if lightning threatens, I'll sing.
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JOHNNY HALLYDAY RAG DOLL
* The JOHNNY HALLYDAY rag doll is an home decor item and an gift ideas representing the famous singer, actor and iconic French rock star, JOHNNY HALLYDAY.
* Albert is sold in its own fabric bag, giving a short biography and an JOHNNY HALLYDAY quote.
* Available in two sizes : 18In ou 45In
* Packaging available in Englishor French.
* 100% micro-polyester.
* Certificated OEKO-TEXfabric.
* Certificates ISO 9001 et SO 14001 inks.