French connections

Johnny Hallyday: The life and legacy of 'French Elvis'

Johnny Hallyday was France’s biggest rock star for more than half a century. Despite selling more than 110 million albums over his nearly 60-year-long career he was virtually unknown abroad. Sometimes called the "the greatest rock star you’ve never heard of", Hallyday’s death has left France in mourning. Who was Johnny and how did he become such a national hero? Join us as we explore the life and legacy of this French cultural icon.