The Moselle love dictionary: JOHNNY

The Moselle love dictionary: JOHNNY
The Moselle love dictionary: JOHNNY

Every morning, Nicolas Turon pays tribute to his department with a funny, tender and knowing text, in the form of a declaration of love for the Moselle. He chooses an emblem belonging to history or current events and treats it in an offbeat way.

He was not yet this absolute French rock icon, made up of 90% American bourbon but returning with a new album every year, like Beaujolais, but Johnny – our Johnny Halliday – did indeed pass through Lorraine, with his boots or cowboy boots, time to leave some lasting memories for the Mosellans.

In 1964, Jean-Philippe was first called up and served in Offenburg, Germany. He carried out maneuvers in Bitche where his growing notoriety preceded him when he went to drink his pay with his comrades at Vauban, on leave days. He’s in his “Hello friends” period; Johnny has already released hits like Hold back the night Or Da Dou Ron Ron, he is sufficiently well known for his visits to the café to provoke crowds. Fortunately for him, the boss protects him, pushing the fans away under the pretext that “the idol is having lunch”. Note that the army takes advantage of the famous recruit’s stay in its ranks for fifteen months to film small propaganda films aimed at young people, as well as a few variety shows produced live from the barracks. Johnny obtains authorization to continue his recordings, on the condition that he poses in military uniform on the record covers…

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