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    Rip The French Elvis dies

    Johnny Halliday RIP. Passed away after struggle with lung cancer. Absolutely massive over en France, sold a ridiculous amount of records, and starred in a film I really liked, l'homme du train'.


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    Heard it on the radio this morning tbh Id never heard of him!

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    Apparently they're expecting over a million people to turn out for his funeral.

    Today's TV schedules were all changed to show tribute programmes, concerts, etc.

    Mental!

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    I'm working/living in Strasbourg and was given a word of advice not to mention it to colleagues as for some people here it's Princess Diana x 10!

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    I believe he sold over 100 million records. I must confess I had never heard of him, obviously massive in France. RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peevemor View Post
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    Apparently they're expecting over a million people to turn out for his funeral.

    Today's TV schedules were all changed to show tribute programmes, concerts, etc.

    Mental!
    All ligue 1 and 2 games this weekend will play a Johnny Halliday song as the teams walk onto the pitch. Assez incroyable. It's like Shaking Stevens passing away and the Manchester derby being introduced to the sounds of 'Green Door'.

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    I did see the Mexican Elvis back in the 90s https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Vez who was brilliant.

    I have heard of Johnny Halliday but i couldn't name a tune

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpj View Post
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    I did see the Mexican Elvis back in the 90s https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Vez who was brilliant.

    I have heard of Johnny Halliday but i couldn't name a tune
    Noir c'est noir The only one I can remember

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    A couple of videos from his funeral today. 700 bikers (not including the police) accompanied the hearse.

    https://youtu.be/XRMPQY6un2g

    https://youtu.be/nnPRBoaRbX0

    His musicians played in the church.

    https://youtu.be/w1YyrCMMoj4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peevemor View Post
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    A couple of videos from his funeral today. 700 bikers (not including the police) accompanied the hearse.

    https://youtu.be/XRMPQY6un2g

    https://youtu.be/nnPRBoaRbX0

    His musicians played in the church.

    https://youtu.be/w1YyrCMMoj4
    Pretty amazing thanks for posting the links. The world is wide beyond ours shores. Huge in France and the continent yet I never knew of him personally.

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