Did you know ? Charles Aznavour hosted Johnny Hallyday for 2 years

This Thursday, May 19, 2022 appears the book Charles Aznavour seen from behind, written by Erik Berchot and Gérard Davoust, two great friends of the artist. They tell about their meeting and their relationship with the singer, as well as a lot of funny and moving anecdotes. One of them concerns the youth of Johnny Hallyday…

Charles Aznavour had many friends. And this Thursday, May 19, two of them, Erik Berchot and Gérard Davoust, dedicate to him Charles Aznavour seen from behind (editions of Cherche-Midi), a touching biographical book retracing the singer’s career and their wonderful bond. Disappeared in October 2018, the interpreter of Bohemian has touched the hearts of many French people over his 80-year career. Many artists have taken his example to reinvent French variety and make their nest in the musical world. Johnny Hallyday, Prime Minister. In the book he co-wrote, the pianist Erik Berchot recounts his Sundays spent in the virtuoso’s house in Gallius, in the Yvelines, when he was a child. A residence in which notably stayed the Taulierin her youth.

“I remember meeting the very young Johnny Hallyday there. Charles hosted it for two years in the very early 1960s. He played us his songs while accompanying himself on the guitar. Charles was like a dad to himrelates the musician, then 9 years old, and whose parents were childhood friends of Aznavour.

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© DOMINIQUE JACOVIDES / BESTIMAGEJohnny Hallyday and Charles Aznavour at the Zénith de Paris for the show La Fête de la chanson française, January 11, 2013.

The deep sadness of Charles Aznavour at the death of Johnny Hallyday

Johnny Hallyday and Charles Aznavour, it was indeed a quasi-filial relationship, maintained throughout their lives. The two friends, separated by 19 years, have thus sung together many times. In June 2013they met on the stage of the AccorHotels Arena in Bercy for the birthday concert of the interpreter ofLight the fireone of their last public appearance together. Photos from this event exude love and admiration worn by the two French maestros.

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This is one of the reasons why a the death of the rockerin December 2017, the composer ofYesterday again was upset, according to Erik Berchot. “In the book, I talk about Johnny Hallyday because Charles, at the time of his disappearance, one summer as affected as if it were one of his own children”he explains in an interview given to Entertainment TV Tuesday, May 17. In 2018, a few months before his disappearance, Charles Aznavour had revealed that he had been “prevented” from seeing his friend at the end of his life. A wound that did nothing to help the impossible mourning of this spiritual son. “If we haven’t seen each other for a certain time, is that people don’t want to see me so muchhe told RTL.

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