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Motorcycles A statue Harley-Davidson In tribute to Johnny Hallyday is not the taste of the Greens in Paris

08:25  26 june  2021
08:25  26 june  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Jean-Philippe Léo Smet (French pronunciation: [ʒɑ̃ filip leo smɛt]; 15 June 1943 – 5 December 2017), better known by his stage name Johnny Hallyday , was a French rock and roll and pop singer and actor, credited for having brought rock and roll to France.

The centre of Paris ground to a halt as the wave of national grief that had overwhelmed the country following the death of the singer, known as the French Elvis, on Wednesday morning finally broke. In scenes resonant of the mass mourning in Britain following the death of Princess Diana, police said a Fans, many in tears, threw flowers at the hearse. Hallyday ’s older children, David Hallyday and Laura Smet, waited on the steps of the church to receive the coffin. A visibly emotional Emmanuel Macron, a Hallyday fan who had called for a “people’s tribute ” to the singer, told the crowds: “You are here for

a sculpture project in tribute to the rocker in front of the Omnisports Palace of Bercy creates the controversy. But the ecologist mayor of the 12th arrondissement questions the merits of the chosen symbols to discuss Johnny Hallyday.

After the death of Johnny Hallyday, in December 2017, Kamel Mennour, a Parisian gallerist specializing in contemporary art wanted a sculpture to be installed at Paris in memory of the rocker, reports the world.

He contacted one of the artists he represents, Bertrand Libener , 72 years old, a plasticist known for his overlays of objects: a refrigerator placed on a safe, an anvil installed on a drawer furniture ...

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Paris (AFP) - France will pay a "national homage" to the legendary rock star Johnny Hallyday on Saturday, with hundreds of bikers flanking his coffin as it is driven down the Champs Elysees in Paris , officials said Thursday. Members of his band will play his greatest hits on a stage outside the Hallyday , 74, was a lifelong biker who loved to criss-cross America in his leathers on his beloved Harley Davidson , a Gitanes cigarette never far from his lips. Thousands of his fans are expected to line the route to pay their last respects, with President Emmanuel Macron paying a "brief" tribute to the

PARIS (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people paid homage to late French rock and roll giant Johnny Hallyday at a Paris memorial service attended by French stars and politicians. A hearse carrying Hallyday 's white coffin, accompanied by 700 Harley Davidson motorcycles, drove the length of the Champs Elysees boulevard in a rare honour usually reserved for foreign statesmen on July 14 National Day. As his band played instrumental versions of his biggest hits, the crowds belted out the words, many in leather biker jackets and carrying pictures of Harley Davidson enthusiast Hallyday

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electric guitar for the occasion, Bertrand Lavier has combined two Johnny emblems, a motorcycle and an electric guitar. The monument he has designed consists of a steel mat of 4,75 meters shaped Gibson guitar handle, stuck in a bluish base. The project, was validated by Læticia Hallyday,

the work must be offered to the city of Paris. At the municipality to install it in front of the Accor Arena, formerly Palais Omnisports Paris-Bercy, on the Johnny-Hallyday esplanade, which must be inaugurated in September.

but Emmanuelle Pierre-Marie, Mayor Ecologist of the 12th arrondissement of Paris, has doubts about the chosen sculpture: "Johnny Hallyday is a huge artist, and I rejoiced the idea that a work represents this great singer, she explains to the world. There, I am dubious. As we want to create a sustainable city, appeased, the project focuses on a Harley-Davidson, which symbolizes everything else.

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Fans of the French rocker Johnny Hallyday will be given a chance to say a final adieu to their hero with a “people’s tribute ” in Paris on Saturday. With all the showbiz theatrics for which his live concerts were legendary, the body of France’s answer to Elvis Presley will be driven slowly down the Champs Elysées from the Television schedules have been cleared for special tribute programmes and airings of his films and his concerts, known as much for his spectacular entrances – Hallyday winched to the stage from a helicopter or riding across the stage in a Harley - Davidson , for example – as the music.

PARIS (Reuters) - A French court on Friday froze the real estate assets and royalties of singer Johnny Hallyday , as his widow and two children from a previous marriage squabble over an inheritance estimated at up to 100 million euros (0 million). The rocker died in December at the age of 74 after a battle with lung cancer. Several people have made headlines recently for traveling despite knowing they had either tested positive for COVID-19 or had symptoms of the disease. Experts say a variety of reasons may be at play.

The right speaks of "green censors"

The timing is complicated while the municipality has just decided to pay the parking for motorcycles and scooters . "I apprehend a little loose damage that this monument may arouse," adds Emmanuelle Pierre-Marie.

While the file was to be examined on Wednesday, June 23 by the Borough Council, it removed it from the agenda, without explanation. The right shrinks to the "green censorship" and denounces "ideological and sectarian considerations" with respect to "an artist who embodies Paris and France".

"Motorcycles were part of Johnny's life, disappeared to the Greens", Valerie Montandon, elected (Republicans) of the 12th arrondissement, while recognizing that the aesthetics of the project may be disputed.

The statue benefits in any case the support of Emmanuel Grégoire, the first deputy of Anne Hidalgo. "She embodies Johnny Hallyday. The bike is a very personal symbol of the artist. A debate should take place at the Paris Council.

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