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Jean-Philippe Smet is popularly known by his stage name Johnny Hallyday. The French singer and actor is widely regarded as an icon in the French speaking world. When he made his beginnings, he was considered as a French Elvis Presley by a few. Over the years, he has presented his fans with eighteen platinum albums and numerous tours. He has sold more than one hundred million records worldwide.. However, due to language barriers, Hallyday is not known particularly well in non French countries. Fans in English-speaking countries call him "the biggest rock star you've never heard of". Nevertheless, Johnny has still been able to mark his presence internationally by being the one of the most famous non-Anglophone Rock 'n Roll artists. In 1997, Johnny was made Chevalier (Knight) of the 'Légion d'honneur'.
Johnny was greatly influenced by the renowned Elvis Presley and the music of the fifties rock revolution. He stepped into the limelight in the sixties and became famous for singing French rock and roll songs. In 1960, Johnny released his debut single Laisse les filles through the Vogue label which was followed by his debut album "Hello Johnny". The following year in 1961, he released the cover of the song Let's Twist Again which won a gold disc and sold more than one million copies. The track was so successful that it ranked number one on almost every European chart.
Johnny has had the chance to share the stage with American singing star Connie Francis on the famous American show, The Ed Sullivan Show. With the support of the late Bruno Coquatrix, Johnny performed at the Paris Olympia several times. The first time he performed with Bruno was back in 1966 when the Anglo-American rock band, 'The Jimi Hendrix Experience' opened the concert for Johnny. This remarkable musician is soon coming to perform in an arena near you. Make sure you get Johnny Hallyday tickets in time.
Towards the end of the sixties, Johnny produced a series of albums with musical directors Tommy Brown and Mick Jones along with session musicians Jimmy Page, Big Jim Sullivan and Bobby Graham. The compositions included albums such as "Vie" and "Jeune Homme". To produce "Je suis né dans la rue", Johnny invited the English rock band 'Small Faces' and English rock musician Peter Frampton. The repertoire of their contributions includes film soundtracks such as Reclamation (News Report), Regarde Pour Moi (What You Will) and Amen (Bang Bang). These sessions also spawned an EP track Que Je T'aime. By 1969, Johnny had sold over twelve million records worldwide.
In 2000, Johnny entertained an audience of over five hundred thousand people along with nine and a half million television viewers at the concert titled 100% Johnny: Live à La Tour Eiffel. In 2005, Mon Plus Beau Noël gave him his third number one song in France after Tous ensemble and Marie. In 2007, he released "Le Cour d'un homme" which was a blues-flavored album. The album was a number one hit in France as well as Belgium. The album featured the lead single titled Always, a duet with bluesman Taj Mahal titled T'aimer si mal, and an English-language song written by Bono (U2) titled I Am the Blues.
In 2008, he released his next album titled "Ça ne finira jamais", which topped the French albums chart as well. The lead single from the album titled, Ça n'finira jamais also reached number one. The same year Johnny also had the opportunity to work with French musician Drexl Jonez. Together they released a series of acoustic songs.
This multi-faceted artist is also known for his acting skills. Johnny was introduced to the Hong Kong film director Johnny To. This introduction was done by Michèle and Laurent Pétin, who are French movie producers. The meeting with To was a great success. It landed him the role of protagonist in the movie Vengeance in 2008.
This multi-talented artist is soon coming to your hometown. Get Johnny Hallyday tickets and visit your nearest scheduled venue to cheer for your favorite artist.