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Johnny Hallyday

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Johnny Hallyday
Johnny Hallyday in 2009
BornJean-Philippe Léo Smet
15 Juin 1943(1943-06-15)
Paris, Fraunce
Dee'd5 December 2017(2017-12-05) (aged 74)
Marnes-la-Coquette, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, Fraunce
  • Sangster-sangwriter
  • musician
  • actor
Hauf-marrae(s)Sylvie Vartan (m. 1965; div. 1980)
Babeth Étienne (m. 1981; div. 1982)
Adeline Blondieau (m. 1990; div. 1992)
(m. 1994; div. 1995)
Læticia Hallyday (m. 1996)
Pairtner(s)Nathalie Baye (1982–1986)
Bairns4 (includin David an Laura)
Muisical career
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • guitar
Years active1960–2017
Associate acts

Jean-Philippe Léo Smet (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ filip leo smɛt]; 15 Juin 1943 – 5 December 2017), better kent as Johnny Hallyday, wis a French rock an roll muisicker, sangster-sangwriter an actor.[1]

Early life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Jean-Philippe Smet wis born in the 9t arrondissement o Paris, on 15 Juin 1943 tae a Belgian faither, Léon Smet, an a French mither, Huguette Eugénie Pierrette Clerc. Léon Smet, wha warkit as a nichtclub performer, left his wife an son a few months later. Clerc stairtit a modelin career, which left her wit wee time tae care fae her son. Hallyday grew up wit his aunt, Hélène Mar, an teuk his stage name frae a cousin-in-law frae Oklahoma wha performit as Lee Halliday. The latter cawit Smet "Johnny" an became a faither figure, introducin him tae American muisic.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Johnny Hallyday: The 'Elvis Presley' of the Francophone world". The Independent (in Inglis). 7 December 2017. Retrieved 23 Mairch 2023.