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Drogba pays tribute to music icon Johnny Hallyday — EXTRA TIME

Drogba pays tribute to music icon Johnny Hallyday — EXTRA TIME”

Didier Drogba has paid tribute to French rock "n" roll music icon Johnny Hallyday who died on Wednesday. His death was confirmed by his wife Laeticia Boudou, who reportedly called the French president, Emmanuel Macron, shortly after midnight on December 6 to share the news.

Johnny Hallyday was dubbed the "French Elvis" and sold over 110 million records worldwide.

Before his death, the musician was preparing to record another album and was planning a tour.

Snyder told The Canadian Press she interviewed Hallyday in July 2000 as she was directing a documentary called Johnny allume le feu avec Julie.

Yet his stardom largely ended at the French-speaking world.

According to an official statement from his wife Laeticia, his family still can not believe that he is no longer with us. People say they can't believe he is dead, simply because their belief in him, their faith in him, will not die. But yet, it's true. My man is no longer with us.

In a French-language tweet, Dion wrote: "I'm very sad to hear the news that Johnny Hallyday passed away". "He was a giant in show business. a true icon", she wrote.

Rest in peace, Johnny.

The twinkly-eyed star emerged in the late 1950s, breaking from France's classic "chanson" tradition with his US-influenced rock "n" roll and becoming a symbol of youthful defiance in the postwar era.

Celine Dion and Lenny Kravitz led tributes to Johnny Hallyday following the French rocker's death on Tuesday night (05Dec17).

Although Mr. Hallyday was often described as his country's Elvis, the most popular of its rock stars and as swaggering as the King, he was also France's David Bowie, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and Bono, a chameleonic rocker who endured cultural changes that he alternately spurned and spurred.

Hallyday's 2011 album Jamais Seul went straight to No. 1 in France, selling 100,000 copies in the first week, despite a reputation among younger generations as uncool or passé.

He forged his career recycling rock gems such as The Animals' version of "House of the Rising Sun" or Jimi Hendrix's "Hey Joe" in a country that has a legal limit on the amount of English music played on the radio.

He was born in Paris in 1943, during the dark days of the Second World War with the less glamorous name of Jean-Philippe Smet.

After seeing Elvis Presley on screen in 1957, Hallyway decided he wanted to be a singer and began his transformation into a rock star.

He harnessed the same youthful energy that had propelled James Dean to stardom in Eisenhower-era America, displaying attire and behavior that hardly differed from those of other leading rockers: tight pants, leather jackets, guitar-smashing antics, a tumultuous love life and a cocaine habit that he said he used to "kick-start my motor" before performances. By 1962 he had met the woman who would be his wife for years, and remained his friend to the end, singing star Sylvie Vartan. Their divorce in 1980 was quickly followed by four successive marriages, including one lasting 62 days and two to the same woman, Adeline Blondiau, whom he first Wednesday in 1990 when she was just 19.

Mr. Hallyday, France's Le Figaro newspaper once wrote, was "venerated on the right and the left, by the people and the intelligentsia, and, above all, recognized for what he has always been, a honest artist, a phenomenon on stage, whose every song sticks like [Marcel Proust's] madeleine in the memory of millions of French people".



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