Johnny hallyday est malade :-(

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by gentlegreen, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

    In a deliberately induced coma in a Californian hospital following an operation that was made necessary by complications following his previous one.

    France waits in anguish.

    Even Sarkozy got in on the act - Gordon Brown stylee. :rolleyes:

    All rather bizarre - sort of like Cliff maybe - though to the French he's their Elvis ...
  2. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    The Hallyday phenomenon is pretty weird, as if Cliff had stayed cool for fifty years.

    Hope you pull through French Elvis!
  3. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    He's done some good acting too.

    His 1969 album Rivière... Ouvre ton Lit is great - backed by members of Small faces and Humble pie.
  4. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    He's still not dead? I'm always amazed he's still not dead.

    Best of luck, French dude.
  5. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    i thought he was pretty good in 'L'Homme du train', which was fairly recently (2002) he looked pretty fucking cool in it too :)

    get well soon Johnny
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  6. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

  7. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    He was, that was a great film.
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  8. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

  9. SaskiaJayne

    SaskiaJayne Rural Guerrilla

    Lasted another 8 years. So not bad. RIP Johnny.

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  10. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    C'est pire que ça, il est mort Jim.
  11. SaskiaJayne

    SaskiaJayne Rural Guerrilla

    He always stuck to what he did well which was to sing rock & roll in French. French seaside towns often have live bands playing in public open spaces on summer evenings. I’ve seen a few Johnny tribute acts & they never fail to entertain.
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  12. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

    I'm not exactly sure what Libération mean by this ...


    Presumably it's referring to his body of work.
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  13. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

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  14. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    That's a brilliant film one of the few that made me laugh and at the end made me tearful. A relatively unknown gem. Not sure but I think the Yanks did some horrendous remake.
  15. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    "He was not only a voice but also the embodiment of a certain popular virility".

    The next paragraph goes on about "testicular deployment"! Johnny, corps caverneux
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  16. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

    I misread "Cojones" as the byline of the journalist :D
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  17. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    He did generally wear very tight leather trousers...
  18. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    This got me thinking - I can’t recall hearing about many accidentally induced comas even though they, presumably, account for nearly all non-deliberately induced ones.

    It also got me wondering how many famous French people they are. When I asked her to guess which famous French person was dead, my (half French) wife could only get up to three.

    And that didn’t even include Jane Birmingham.
  19. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

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  20. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    What, alive or dead? World famous or famous in Francophone countries?

    There's politicians, actors, philosophers...

    There's at least a dozen film directors I can reel off from the top of my head. (Jean Renoir, Truffaut, Chabrol, Louis Malle, Varda, Luc Besson, Godard, Jean Cocteau, Resnais, Rivette, Robert Bresson, Clair, Rohmer).

    I even know the name of a French footballer (Zidane), and I know nothing about football. (And I don't even know any current Scottish footballers).
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  21. SaskiaJayne

    SaskiaJayne Rural Guerrilla

    Jane Birkin isn’t French. :)
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  22. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    Try telling that to the French!
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  23. charlie mowbray

    charlie mowbray The Enforcer

    Loved his early sides, some proper rock n' roll there, like Souvenirs. He and Eddie Mitchell were the two great French rockers. Fortunately Eddie is still alive. Both working class lads, with a blouson noir ethos. And of course Johnny was a fine actor.
  24. charlie mowbray

    charlie mowbray The Enforcer

    What, famous French people? Monet, Cezanne, Pissarro, Bonnard, Gauguin, Renoir, Corot,Seurat,Boudin, Toulouse-Lautrec for starters!!!! Not to mention Diderot, Zola, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Prevert, Cendrars, Flaubert, Baudelaire, Verne, Dumas, etc. Debussy, Ravel, Chabrier, Satie, Poulenc etc,. Camus, Sartre, De Beauvoir. Marat, Robespierre, Danton, Daniel Guerin. Merleau-Ponty, etc
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  25. hipipol

    hipipol Peckham Wry

    So Farewell then
    Johnny Hallyday
    Man of tight trousers and terrible songs
    Jacue Brel was better
    But Belgian
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  26. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    Quite a lot of French people try and claim Johnny was Belgian. (His father/name were I believe.)

    My French colleague is surprised he's not better known here...
  27. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    And yes, Brel was obvs better.
  28. S☼I

    S☼I I don't want your poxy mint

    That's because there aren't any. Not since 1998 or so.
  29. hipipol

    hipipol Peckham Wry

    He was kinda up against the Beatles, Kinks, Stones, Walker Brothers, etc
    No blame
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  30. hipipol

    hipipol Peckham Wry

    Harsh, bruv, weel harsh.........

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