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johnny hallyday, gallic rocker worshipped as the 'french elvis,' dead at 74

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johnny hallyday, gallic rocker worshipped as the 'french elvis,' dead at 74

johnny hallyday, the french rock legend who came to fame in the early 1960s with cover versions of american rock 'n' roll hits and continued to sell out concerts in france for decades, has died at his home outside paris. he was 74.hallyday, who was often called “the french elvis,” died wednesday, french president emmanuel macron announced in a statement. fans — many in tears or carrying flowers -- gathered outside his home to honor the rocker.macron said hallyday “brought a part of america into our national pantheon.” hallyday, he said, seemed nearly invincible and long ago had been christened a “french hero.”although many americans have never heard of hallyday, he was considered a godlike figure in france, where a survey once indicated he could likely get enough votes to be elected president.pascal le segretain / getty imagesa fan pays homage to johnny hallyday on wednesday in marne-la-coquette, france. ja fan pays homage to johnny hallyday on wednesday in marne-la-coquette, france. j (pascal le segretain / getty images)in 1997, french president jacques chirac presented hallyday with the legion of honor.the elvis-inspired rocker scored early hits with french cover versions of u.s. records such as “be-bop-a-lula,” “blue suede shoes,” “whole lot of shakin' going on” and “long tall sally.”his 1961 version of chubby checker's “let's twist again” sold 1 million copies, and his early appearances in france caused riots.“johnny hallyday intro...