As David Hallyday prepares to ignite the stage during his series of concerts planned for 2024, Johnny’s son took the time to share his life journey in an autobiographypublished Thursday November 23, 2023 by Editions Le Cherche Midi. In Best Album, the 57-year-old artist delivers poignant confidencesnotably on key moments of his life including his childhood, his complex relationships with his parents Sylvie Vartan and Johnny Hallyday, the family tumults and the disappearance of the legendary rocker in December 2017. The autobiography reveals a more intimate David Hallydaysince he also evokes the rapprochement with his half-sister Laura Smet during the death of their father. “In pain, Laura and I became much closer,” he confides, revealing a beautiful bond shared to overcome the ordeal. But David Hallyday does not stop there, as spotted Gala Sunday November 26, 2023.
David Hallyday: “We were having fun like crazy”
Among the notable stories, the author shares an anecdote dating back to 1978. At the time, David Hallyday’s mother, Sylvie Vartan, was honoring a two-year tour on the old continent. Forced to leave Los Angeles where he had lived for two years, the young singer moved to France. Despite the difficulty, he gradually took root again in his native country, returning to his daily life as a schoolboy at the International Bilingual School, located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. This is where destiny places him on the path of a certain Carla Bruni, then a simple classmate. An unexpected friendship that takes place in the corridors of the school, as David Hallyday recounts in his book: “We had fun like crazy in this bilingual school. I often hung out with a group of friends, including Carla Bruni, who was in my class. This will surprise you, but she was among us like a tall friend.” This anecdote reveals an early connection between the singer and the future wife of the former President of the Republic Nicolas Sarkozy.