Johnny Hallyday at Stade de France
Biography of Johnny Hallyday
Jean-Philippe Smet, known as Johnny Hallyday, is a French singer, composer and actor born on June 15, 1943 in Paris. He popularised Rock'n'Roll in France in the 60s. Johnny Hallyday is above all a live performer.
Johnny Hallyday, an essential artist
His career as a rocker has been successful and his singles have become classics: "Que je t’aime", "Toute la musique que j’aime", "Ma gueule", "Quelque chose de Tennessee", "Laura", "Allumer le feu" and many others.
With a career spanning more than 50 years and 50 studio albums, Johnny Hallyday is one of the most famous and popular singers in France.
Love-wise, Johnny Hallyday has been married several times, to Sylvie Vartan, Nathalie Baye and Adeline Blondieau. In 1996, he married Laetitia, his current wife.
Johnny Hallyday’s previous concerts at Stade de France
September 1998Stade de France 98 Johnny sets the house on fire
In 1998, Johnny Hallyday performed on three nights in a row at Stade de France on September 5, 6 and 11. Johnny Hallyday took centre stage. Dropped off on the stadium's roof by a helicopter piloted by Michel Drucker (just as an anecdote), Johnny disappeared, then reappeared moments later, in the middle of Stade de France as the first notes of "Toute la musique que j’aime" were heard.
May 200966 Tour
In May 2009, for his 66 tour, before an audience captivated by the energy of the 65 year-old, Johnny Hallyday gathered his family around him and sang "Sang pour Sang" as a duet with his son, David, and "le Bon Temps du Rock n’Roll" with Sylvie Vartan, his ex-wife.
June 2012his 69th birthday at Stade de France
The most charismatic French rock artist gave three concerts on June 15, 16 and 17, 2012, which provided an opportunity for exceptional reunions: Eddy Mitchell, Pascal Obispo, Louis Bertignac and Alain Delon, (who came to wish him "happy birthday") appeared during the concerts, each lasting two and half hours.