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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Johnny Hallyday, Be-Bop-A-Lula; Mon plus beau Noël

I still have this outstanding extended play record (in English...) Click to listen

Pas mal! Great rock 'n' roll, circa 1962, from the singer who became a Chevalier of La Légion d’honneur

Did Johnny become a Belgian national? His father was Belgian, his mother French. He once expressed interest in becoming a Belgian citizen.

He will be much missed in the French-speaking world; sadly, he wasn't so well-known in Anglophone countries, even though there was no official radio playtime quota for English or French language songs (in France 40% of the songs played on the radio had to be in French, apparently).

Johnny Hallyday - Mon plus beau Noël (YouTube)

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