“A 70/30 deal”: this very advantageous financial agreement on which Johnny Hallyday settled

“A 70/30 deal”: this very advantageous financial agreement on which Johnny Hallyday settled
“A 70/30 deal”: this very advantageous financial agreement on which Johnny Hallyday settled

He was Johnny Hallyday’s manager. Sébastien Farran worked alongside Taulier during the last six years of the singer’s life. It was in 2012 that the artist approached the manager. “Strangely, he never really had a manager and he was looking for someone to run his business who had the same interests as his.”entrusts the manager to our colleagues at Point.

After cleaning up his business, Sébastien Farran became very friends with Johnny Hallyday. “At the time, I had some of the same demons as his, including alcohol. We talked about it a lot, we drank together or we stopped drinking together. It created a kind of brotherhood between us.”

Sébastien Farran returns to this financial agreement that Johnny Hallyday refused

For the manager, Johnny Hallyday was a man who did not think about business or getting rich. So much so that he saw a financial agreement pass under his nose. “At the start of the negotiation for the Vieilles Canailles tour, with Eddy Mitchell and Jacques Dutronc, I was going to ask for a 70/30 deal because it was worth three more than the other two. He refused”, reveals Sébastien Farran. Indeed, Johnny Hallyday preferred to share everything with his two sidekicks. “We will each have 33%”, he told his manager.

In this interview, the one who was very close to the Hallyday clan then returns to the superstar’s daily life. “They were nomads. They had all the time in the world around them, to enhance the family’s daily life in a caring way. It’s pretty classic for stars” indicates the manager. If he looked happy in public, Johnny Hallyday “was eternally dissatisfied”.

His painful confidences about Taulier’s illness

“He experienced so many ups and downs, he would often go off track, locking himself in his office to watch films for hours.” And unfortunately, in 2016, Sébastien Farran will discover that Johnny Hallyday is ill. “Laeticia did everything to save him, and we all believed in it until the last moment. In Los Angeles, doctors told us that it there was nothing more to do, so we sought a second opinion in Paris a few months later.” Other treatments will be tried. But Johnny Hallyday died in December 2017.

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