RIP, Johnny Hallyday

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French rocker Johnny Hallyday has passed at the age of 74. He was born June 15, 1943 and died on December 6, 2017. Johnny met the Beatles when the Beatles hit France, And as they became popular, he also recorded French language versions of some of their songs.

The above photo is from when Paul McCartney and Johnny Hallyday had a chance encounter in 2012, as they were both rehearsing with their respective touring bands in Burbank, California. Standing by, you can see members of McCartney’s touring band, Abe Laboriel Jr. and Brian Ray – those two were actually also members of Johnny Hallyday’s touring band back in 1998.

Back in the day: Johnny Hallyday and Paul McCartney

More: Read a review of Johnny Hallyday’s concert debut in Great Britain in 2012.

2 Responses

  1. Teddy Salad says:

    Back in the day, it appears that Johnny was taller than Paul. By 2012, Paul had surpassed him.

  2. L'autre émission says:

    L'hommage populaire à Johnny Hallyday est un phénomène politique et médiatique
    car Johnny est un phénomène médiatique

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