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Johnny Hallyday - The Best Of Johnny Hallyday (LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Reissue, Stereo)

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Jean-Philippe Léo Smet (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ filip leo smɛt]; 15 June 1943 – 5 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 had five diamond albums, 40 golden albums, 22 platinum albums and earned ten Victoires de la Musique. 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. Hugely popular in France, he was referred to as simply "Johnny" and seen as a "national monument" 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.

Release Info

Artist: Johnny Hallyday
Label: Mercury
Format: LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Reissue, Stereo
Country: France
Label: Mercury
Released: 2016
Genre: Rock, Pop
Style: Chanson

Tracklist

A1 Bonne Chance
A2 L'aventure C'est L'aventure
A3 Que Je T'aime
A4 Ma Main Au Feu
A5 Comme Si Je Devais Mourir Demain
A6 J'ai Un Problème
B1 Douce Violence
B2 Le Pénitencier
B3 Noir C'est Noir
B4 Oh Ma Jolie Sarah
B5 San Francisco
B6 Te Tuer D'amour

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