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    Famous singer, Johnny Halliday, known as the French Elvis, has died. He was like a God to the French people.

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    People outside France don't know what a big name he was (In his day),saw some footage of a gig he did in Parc De Princes in 1993 and it was wedged,his gig in front of the Eiffel Tower in 2000 had a crowd estimated at about half a million.He sang to more than 750,000 at a free concert he held near the Eiffel Tower again on France’s Bastille Day national holiday in 2009.

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    King Michael of Romania https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...l-1-of-romania Interesting career that spanned his country's alliance with the Nazis, changing sides to the Allies, Soviet invasion and forced abdication and exile.
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    I was in Bucharest recently, a tour guide talked a bit about the royal family. Michael was admired, but in "Ah sure, isn't he nice" sort of way, in that he was a harmless old man whose return reflected well on the country. The grandson was more outwardly liked, but had just been removed from the line of succession (as the linked obituary notes). Not that it would appear to matter, the monarchy being an empty vessel.
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    DID YOU NOTICE A SIGN OUTSIDE MY HOUSE...?

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    I met him once, he was a genuinely terrific guy. He came across as he had all the time in the world for you and just a really nice guy.

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