French Yé-Yé and Rock icon Johnny Hallyday was born on this day in 1943

The first French Rock Star, Johnny Hallyday was seen as a “national monument” in France. He emerged during the early 1960’s part of French culture and music movement Yé-Yé. With over 110 million records sold worldwide, Hallyday had a successful career that only was stopped by illness towards the end of his life

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Serge Gainsbourg: A Life Dedicated to Music, Poetry, Art, Women and Controversy

Serge Gainsbourg was born on April 2, 1928, 91 years ago. He lived a lifetime dedicated to life’s best things, with high dosages of scandal and controversy mixed along with his unique genius for writing poetry and music. We look back at the life and career of this French icon.

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