Johnny Hallyday

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Birth Name: Johnny Hallyday

Johnny Hallyday is a rock and roll legend in his native France, where he began his career in the 1950s and was soon dubbed "the French Elvis" for his expressive singing style and effect on the French cultural scene. Like Elvis Presley, he became equally renowned for his film work, often singing the theme song of the films in which he starred. He has amassed some 18 platinum albums, 900 songs, 100 tours, 80 million discs sold and 17 million spectators at his concerts. In 1961, he had his first hit with a cover of the Chubby Checker classic "Let's Twist Again," following that with hit versions of such U.S. chart-toppers as "The House of the Rising Sun, " "In the Midnight Hour," "Black is ... Continue Bio >>

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