The statue in tribute to Johnny was unveiled by Laeticia Hallyday and Anne Hidalgo

Morning inauguration of a statue and an esplanade, commemorative concert in the evening with a host of stars on stage in Paris … This day is marked by the tribute to Johnny Hallyday, the first official of its kind four years after the disappearance of the singer.

The Parisian hall of Bercy (also called Accor Arena) and its surroundings were not chosen at random: the favorite rocker of the French gave 101 concerts there.

ESPLANADE JOHNNY

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HERE IS THE STATUE IN TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY

The statue tribute to Johnny Hallyday was unveiled this Tuesday morning in front of the Accor Arena, ex-Bercy, where the rocker gave no less than 101 concerts. It is a work of the plastic artist Bertrand Lavier entitled “Something of”. Look…

ANNE HIDALGO’S SPEECH

There is always something from Johnny“, launches the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo.”Johnny is an artist apart, who has never stopped reinventing himself. It is the idol of young people who has become the idol of a generation (…) Between Johnny and Paris, it was a beautiful love story.”

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LAETICIA’S SPEECH

Laeticia Hallyday speaks before the unveiling of the statue which will take place on the Johnny Hallyday esplanade. “He said he was born in the street, not accountable to anyone“Says the rocker’s widow.”The road and music are part of Johnny’s life“, she launches to the many bikers present.”He would have been so proud, so moved that this esplanade could one day bear his name (…) It’s a dream come true.

THE TRIBUTE OF GREG ZLAP

Greg Szlapczynski, alias Greg Zlap, the harmonica player who accompanied Johnny on stage, delivered a tasty improvisation this Tuesday on the LCI set. Look…

THE BIKERS ARE THERE!

The rain did not stop them. Johnny fans flocked in large numbers for the tribute to the Taulier.

NO JOHNNY HOLOGRAM

The rumor circulated for a while. There will be no Johnny hologram at the tribute concert That I love you at the AccorHotels Arena. Laeticia Hallyday and Jean-Claude Camus explained in “Daily” last night.

TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY

Laeticia Hallyday and Anne Hidalgo inaugurate a statue in tribute to Johnny this Tuesday morning, almost four years after his death. It will be placed in front of the Accor Arena, ex-Bercy, on an esplanade which will now bear the rocker’s name. The start of a day of celebrations which will culminate with a big concert in this hall where Johnny gave no less than 101 concerts, an absolute record.

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THE FIRE LIGHTED AT 10:20 a.m.

The kickoff will be given at 10:20 am in front of Bercy with a mini-concert bringing together the last five musicians of Johnny Hallyday, including Yarol Poupaud (guitarist) and Yvan Cassar (sound director of symphonic albums). They will be joined by 150 bikers and their motorcycles, some of whom had escorted Johnny’s coffin to the Madeleine on December 9, 2017, for the funeral.

ESPLANADE JOHNNY

Hello and welcome to LCI.fr to follow the tribute to the rocker who died on December 5, 2017 live.

The kickoff is given at 10:20 am in front of Bercy with a mini-concert bringing together the last five musicians of Johnny Hallyday, including Yarol Poupaud (guitarist) and Yvan Cassar (sound director of symphonic albums). They will be joined by 150 bikers and their motorcycles, some of whom had escorted Johnny’s coffin to the Madeleine on December 9, 2017, for the funeral.

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After a few words from Laeticia Hallyday, his widow, the Esplanade Johnny will be inaugurated on the vast forecourt in front of Bercy, with a plaque unveiled in the presence of Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris. At noon, the festivities will continue with the inauguration of “Johnny’s Bar”, managed by the AccorArena and entirely dedicated to the late singer. We can see, among other things, a guitar and a stage costume of the artist lent by Laeticia Hallyday.

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And at 9:00 p.m., on the stage of Bercy, the concert “Johnny Hallyday that I love you” will begin, in front of 10,000 fans and live on France 2. Organized by his widow, this show aligns headliners (Florent Pagny, Patrick Bruel, Catherine Ringer, Louis Bertignac, Calogero, Gaëtan Roussel, Patrick Fiori, Julien Doré, etc.)

Watch the highlights of this ceremony on LCI (channel 26)

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