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>> He was called the French Elvis. Johnny Hallyday has died at 74 on Wednesday after a battle with cancer. Described by French President, Emmanuel Macron as a vibrant icon, Hallyday's career spanned more than half a century, selling more than 100 million records. His early music brought rock and roll to French shows and earned him an army of fans throughout the French speaking world.
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In later days, he was celebrity royalty, gracing the covers of magazines and became known for his elaborate stage performances.>>
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> I always try to do shows that are a little bit different compared to the ones that I did before. But yes, I do try and do tings that are out of the ordinary with nice lights and special effects, screens anything that can make people dream.
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>> Hallyday had been preparing a new album and stage tour when news of treatment for respiratory problems in a Paris hospital was announced last month.
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