Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by gentlegreen, Dec 11, 2009.
He spoke fluent English but I don’t think he ever sang in English.
If people are writing shite poems at least get Brel's first name right. It was Jacques.
I searched youtube for Johnny Hallyday tribute acts but they were all so shit I didn’t post any.
I knew very little about him. Like 98.7% of UK people, in a made-up but highly likely to be true stattistic I'd never heard a thing he sang
So I thought it was a good idea to read Johnny Hallyday's obituary -- and I'm glad I did, it's fascinating.
He's getting a spectacular send-off in Paris ...
Listening to this now, it's actually not bad, esp. the French version of "Fortunate Son":
It’s like a state funeral. Can’t see Cliff Richard getting this when he goes.
It’s live on BFMTV The French news station right now.
A French teacher I once had, claimed that we in the UK and USA had the way with the (rock) music, but the French had the lyrics ...
That funeral was gobsmaking. Macron was there. The UK has probably produced some of the greatest music in the history of the world but I’m sure no UK artist could hope for a send off like that with that amount of mourners. I’ve always known about Johnny & I've always known he was big in France but I never realised he was that big. It’s true enough not all French folk are fans. Most I know dismissed him as a tax dodger.
As a singer, he's more Tom Jones than Cliff Richard ...
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