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The tragedy of Johnny Hallyday? He should have sung Piaf, not Presley

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In the Anglosphere, the French rocker was always derided as a purveyor of pastiche. But he was a symbol of cultural resistance – and a hell of a singerFrance has lost its cultural nuclear deterrent, its favourite granddad, its permanent teenager, one of its greatest national treasures and its longest-running national joke.
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