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Once described by the influential, international newspaper USA Today as "The greatest Rock star you never heard of", and often referred to as "The French Elvis", Johnny Hallyday was a megastar in France for very nearly sixty years, from 1960 until his death, from cancer, in 2017. He'd originally achieved fame as a Rock & Roll singer, very often with French language cover versions of American and/or British hit records. His photogenic, James Dean-esque looks guaranteed him front covers of just about every French magazine, whilst his powerful, charismatic live performances, both onstage and on television, elevated him to iconic status. This compilation presents the very best of his early R&R years, featuring Hallyday singing both in French and English, the latter sides recorded in Nashville during 1962. All thirty-two of these sides were significant hits in France, a half-dozen topping the French charts; his 'Viens Danser Le Twist' (a cover of Chubby Checker's 'Let's Twist Again') was one of the first Pop records to sell a million copies in France, alone.
Once described by the influential, international newspaper USA Today as "The greatest Rock star you never heard of", and often referred to as "The French Elvis", Johnny Hallyday was a megastar in France for very nearly sixty years, from 1960 until his death, from cancer, in 2017. He'd originally achieved fame as a Rock & Roll singer, very often with French language cover versions of American and/or British hit records. His photogenic, James Dean-esque looks guaranteed him front covers of just about every French magazine, whilst his powerful, charismatic live performances, both onstage and on television, elevated him to iconic status. This compilation presents the very best of his early R&R years, featuring Hallyday singing both in French and English, the latter sides recorded in Nashville during 1962. All thirty-two of these sides were significant hits in France, a half-dozen topping the French charts; his 'Viens Danser Le Twist' (a cover of Chubby Checker's 'Let's Twist Again') was one of the first Pop records to sell a million copies in France, alone.
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Elle Est Terrible: Rock N Roll Years (Uk)
Artist: Johnny Hallyday
Format: CD
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1. Laisse Les Filles
2. Souvenirs, Souvenirs
3. Le P'tit Clown de Ton Coeur (Cathy's Clown)
4. Kili Watch
5. Oui, Mon Cher (I Want That)
6. Tu M'plais
7. Nous, Quand on S'embrasse (High School Confidential)
8. Tu Peux la Prendre (You Can Have Her)
9. Viens Danser Le Twist (Let's Twist Again)
10. Avec Une Poignée de Terre (A Hundred Pounds of Clay)
11. Wap-Dou-Wap (Tu Aimes Le Twist)
12. Si Tu Me Telephones
13. Retiens la Nuit
14. Shake the Hand of a Fool
15. Hold Back the Sun (Retiens la Nuit)
16. Blueberry Hill
17. Hello Mary Lou
18. Feel So Fine
19. I Got a Woman
20. Be-Bop A-Lula
21. You're Sixteen
22. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' on
23. Serre la Main D'un Fou (Shake the Hand of a Fool)
24. Dans Un Jardin D'amour (Garden of Love)
25. Caravan of Lonely Men
26. Hey Little Girl
27. Madison Twist (Meet Me at the Twistin' Place)
28. Hey! Baby
29. Pas Cette Chanson (Don't Play That Song)
30. L'idole Des Jeunes (Teenage Idol)
31. Tout Bas, Tout Bas, Tout Bas (Apron Strings)
32. Elle Est Terrible (Somethin' Else)

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Once described by the influential, international newspaper USA Today as "The greatest Rock star you never heard of", and often referred to as "The French Elvis", Johnny Hallyday was a megastar in France for very nearly sixty years, from 1960 until his death, from cancer, in 2017. He'd originally achieved fame as a Rock & Roll singer, very often with French language cover versions of American and/or British hit records. His photogenic, James Dean-esque looks guaranteed him front covers of just about every French magazine, whilst his powerful, charismatic live performances, both onstage and on television, elevated him to iconic status. This compilation presents the very best of his early R&R years, featuring Hallyday singing both in French and English, the latter sides recorded in Nashville during 1962. All thirty-two of these sides were significant hits in France, a half-dozen topping the French charts; his 'Viens Danser Le Twist' (a cover of Chubby Checker's 'Let's Twist Again') was one of the first Pop records to sell a million copies in France, alone.

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