Monday, 11 January 2016

Johnny Hallyday at Charlie Hebdo commemoration

A sombre event in Paris at the weekend, with Place de la République hosting a commemoration of the
January 2015 terrorist attacks, that saw Charlie Hebdo staff assassinated as well as others in a kosher supermarket.

Attending the event alongside the French president was Johnny Hallyday, who performed the track  Un Dimanche de Janvier, a song written in commemoration  of the attack.

The song featured on Hallyday's most recent album, De l'amour, released at the tail end of last year.

Ther was of course some controversy, Hallyday having been several times at the receiving end of Chalie Hebdo's criticism. It was reported this week that Charb, one of the big names at the magazine who died last year, particularly hated Hallyday.

The performance at the weekend was a low key one for Johnny, but despite the controversy and the politics, it was appropriate that he was there, differences set aside.

Johnny Hallyday chante "un dimanche de janvier"

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