Lilian Lissalde, a fan of Johnny Hallyday poses with a promotion poster of Halliday in Anglet, southwestern France, Wednesday, Dec.6, 2017. Johnny Hallyday, France's biggest rock star for more than half a century and an icon who packed sports stadiums and all but lit up the Eiffel Tower with his high-energy concerts at the foot of the Paris landmark, died early Wednesday. He was 74.
Lilian Lissalde, a fan of Johnny Hallyday poses with a promotion poster of Halliday in Anglet, southwestern France, Wednesday, Dec.6, 2017. Johnny Hallyday, France's biggest rock star for more than half a century and an icon who packed sports stadiums and all but lit up the Eiffel Tower with his high-energy concerts at the foot of the Paris landmark, died early Wednesday. He was 74. Bob Edme AP Photo
Lilian Lissalde, a fan of Johnny Hallyday poses with a promotion poster of Halliday in Anglet, southwestern France, Wednesday, Dec.6, 2017. Johnny Hallyday, France's biggest rock star for more than half a century and an icon who packed sports stadiums and all but lit up the Eiffel Tower with his high-energy concerts at the foot of the Paris landmark, died early Wednesday. He was 74. Bob Edme AP Photo

Rocker Hallyday idolized in native France, obscure elsewhere

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