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The ‘French Elvis’: Johnny Hallyday's life in pictures

© AFP file photo | A "corruptor of youth" according to General Charles de Gaulle, Johnny Hallyday introduced the French to rock 'n' roll in the early 1960s and went on to sell more than 100 million records in a career spanning six decades.

Video by Julia SIEGER

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2017-12-07

A singer, actor, and consummate showman, Johnny Hallyday, who died on Wednesday aged 74 after a battle with lung cancer, was France’s biggest rock star for more than half a century.

>> Read more: Obituary: ‘French Elvis’ Johnny Hallyday dies aged 74

Date created : 2017-12-06

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