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(BBC-US)   L'Elvis français a departé le bâtiment   ( bbc.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Jacques Chirac, star Johnny Hallyday, rock star, Johnny Hallyday, President Emmanuel Macron, Nicolas Sarkozy, AFP news agency, President Jacques Chirac  
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2017-12-06 05:11:14 AM  
2017-12-06 05:13:27 AM  
Cause of death: he sacre bleu himself...

/Au revoir, Johnny
2017-12-06 06:55:56 AM  
Je suis tout bouleversé.
2017-12-06 07:07:38 AM  
I was introduced to Hallyday's music in the old torrenting days.  Someone had mislabeled his instrumental medley as being Brian Setzer.  Took years for me to figure out it wasn't Setzer.

Johnny Hallyday - Live a la Tour Eiffel - Medley (James Bond - Mission Impossible - Peter Gunn)
Youtube _6nyes335Dc
2017-12-06 07:18:33 AM  
Phoque le cancer
2017-12-06 07:27:40 AM  
Eau de toilette?
2017-12-06 07:59:11 AM  
Johnny Halliday's career only existed because Elvis Presley's manager, Colonel Tom Parker, was a wanted felon and an illegal immigrant from the Netherlands.
2017-12-06 08:08:01 AM  
Zut. Zut alors.
2017-12-06 08:13:01 AM  
2017-12-06 08:29:44 AM  
c'est dommage, je suis devestate.
2017-12-06 08:33:03 AM  
RIP Johnny Halliday - he embraced his reputation and public perception. The French are mourning him and Jean d'Ormean in two different ways.
2017-12-06 08:44:25 AM  

RogueWallEnthusiast: Qui?

No I just went to powder my nose.
2017-12-06 09:26:41 AM  

RogueWallEnthusiast: Qui?

He was virtually unknown outside of the French speaking world, but a lot of American singers only wished they'd had his sales and concert numbers. Even if he was seen as tacky by a lot of my countrymen, almost none can deny that he was one of the most important man in pop culture here. Comparisons to Elvis Presley are apt.
2017-12-06 09:51:30 AM  
Reacting to the news, French President Emmanuel Macron referenced the title of a recent tribute album by saying: "There is a little bit of Johnny in all of us."

If the accounts of his legendary shagging are anyway near true, I'd say Macron might very well be right.
2017-12-06 10:13:34 AM  
Je ne lui ai pas connu.

Le sadface pour ceux qui ont perdu
2017-12-06 10:50:19 AM  
When I was a kid our neighbors had a French exchange student staying with them who LOVED Johnny Hallyday.  I remember dancing with her to "C'est le mashed potatoes" which to a six-year-old from New Jersey was the coolest song ever, and she managed to get a copy of it for me before she went back to France.  He was also a very good actor; check out "Man on the Train" and "Vengeance."

Au revoir, Johnny.

/still have "C'est le mashed potatoes" on my playlist
2017-12-06 11:24:32 AM  

Marisyana: I remember dancing with her to "C'est le mashed potatoes"

C'est drôlement chouette, ça. Comment ça s'appelle?

2017-12-06 12:27:31 PM  
Ses joux sont fait.

/je comprends le reve des Etat-Unis!
2017-12-06 12:28:41 PM  
Merde. joux=jeux ^^^
2017-12-06 01:30:48 PM  
Elvis Is Dead
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2017-12-06 01:45:44 PM  
I have a son who used to be really into french pop. It was really annoying.
2017-12-06 01:58:15 PM  
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2017-12-06 02:40:37 PM  
mon dieu, he was great in Man on A Train, qu'elle dommage
2017-12-06 03:31:40 PM  

thesharkman: RogueWallEnthusiast: Qui?

No I just went to powder my nose.

...I don't get it.  Need more ponderin' scotch.
2017-12-06 05:32:14 PM  
So he surrendered?
2017-12-06 06:30:31 PM  

RogueWallEnthusiast: thesharkman: RogueWallEnthusiast: Qui?

No I just went to powder my nose.

...I don't get it.  Need more ponderin' scotch.

Really obscure Clue reference when Mrs. Peacock asked if the bathroom was down the hall and the French Maid Evette said "Oui Oui" and Mrs. Peacock said no, she just had to powder her nose.
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