The biography of Johnny Hallyday by Martin Pénet , illustrated by pablO and accompanied by a compact disc from his early years
50 studio albums And 182 tours In 40 different countries : “the idol of young people” has sold 110 million records and sung in front of 28 million spectators. But behind these figures worthy of a peplum lies Jean-Philippe Smet , a child of the ball, raised by his aunt and cousins. Accustomed from an early age to life on tour, trained in all the techniques of the stage, he imagined himself an American father and, at fifteen, grabbed his guitar after discovering Elvis Presley and the rock'n'roll .
Became Johnny Hallyday , leader of the entire yéyé generation, has established himself in the show biz firmament. Since then, the public's love for this endearing man has never wavered. Despite the excesses and the wanderings, he constantly puts his title of national rocker on the line. “ Johnny » is today a monument, a legend for millions of French people who show him a fervor equal to the generosity of the artist Johnny Hallyday .