法国猫王:摇滚明星约翰尼·哈里戴逝世 享年74岁 分享到:
French Elvis: Rock icon Johnny Hallyday dies at 74 2017-12-0727847

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He was France’s rock-and-roll superstar,the nation’s Elvis with his piercing blue eyes, blond quiff and charisma,Johnny Hallyday dominated the stage and captivated fans for decades.
约翰尼·哈里戴是法国摇滚歌手,号称“法国猫王”。他有着金发碧眼,魅力非凡。数十年里,哈里戴都是舞台的统治者,吸引着大批粉丝的目光。
Hallyday’s career spanned nearly 60 years, he sold more than a hundred million records,produced more than 70 albums and toured relentlessly.
哈里戴的演艺事业持续近60年,销售的唱片多达1亿张,制作了70多张专辑,一往无前。
His fame transcended music,he was a national icon.
他的造诣不局限于音乐,他是民族偶像。
But outside of the french-speaking world, many people were baffled by the popularity of the leather-clad rocker.
法国之外,很多人不明白为什么这个穿着皮革的歌手如此受欢迎。
They couldn’t understand how he managed to appeal to fans of all ages and from all walks of life.
不论老少,不论社会哪行哪业,人们都为哈里戴而痴狂。他到底如何做到这点的,这是个谜。
Whether you want on the right or on the left, he was a bit like Catherine Deneuve,
不管你口味如何,他有点像凯瑟琳·德纳芙,
he embodied France, not an elite France,but the one of ordinary people and the dreams, the ones that went to his concerts, in many ways Johnny was France.
他代表了法国人民,并不是法国精英,而是那些普通的有梦想的民众,那些参加他演唱会的人。很多方面上,约翰尼就代表了法国。
Hallyday’s personal story of rags to riches added to the myth.
哈里戴出身寒微,后来跻身于名贵,这是个传奇。
He was born Jean-Philippe Smet during the Second World War in Paris.
他原名让·菲利普·斯梅特,出生于二战时期的法国。
His parents abandoned him,leaving him to be brought up by his aunt and her American husband named Lee Hallyday, both were dancers.
由于被父母抛弃,哈里戴是由同为舞蹈演员的姑姑和姑父抚养长大的,他的姑父来自美国,叫做李·哈里戴。
When Elvis Presley broke through in the US in 1957, Johnny found his idol and a template for his own career.
1957年,猫王在美国红极一时,约翰尼将他视作偶像,并将其立为事业的标杆。
He hit the road as a teenage singer, fast becoming a sensation.Soon,he was France’s highest owning music star.
他以青少年歌手身份出道,一夜爆红。不久他就成为法国最负盛名的独立音乐人。
I always try to do shows that are a little bit different compared to the ones that I did before.
在之前表演的基础上,我总是努力做出点不一样的东西。
But yes, I do try and do things that are out of the ordinary with nice lights and special effects, screens, anything that can make people dream.
我行事的确与众不同,绚丽的灯光和特效,屏幕,所有如梦似幻的东西。
As well as music,there was acting.
不只有音乐,还有表演。
Hallyday starred in films by top French directors, including Jean-Luc Godard and Claude Lelouch.
哈里戴曾出演一系列由法国著名导演执导的电影,包括让·吕克·戈达尔和克劳德·勒鲁什在内。
His personal life wasn’t without controversy.
他的私人生活从来不乏争议。
He was married five times and left France for Switzerland to avoid paying high taxes.
他曾有过五次婚姻,还曾离开法国前往瑞士来逃避高额税款。
In his last years,he battled illness but refused to stop working.
哈里戴的晚年生活一直与病魔对抗,但从未停止工作。
He’ll be remembered as an artist to the end as a star or simply as his fans always called him Johnny.
人们会一直铭记他艺术家和明星的身份,或者就像他的粉丝称呼他的那样,约翰尼。

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How long does Hallyday's career span?
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