Top 10 Facts About Jean-Michel Jarre

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Not a big fan of electronic music but I appreciate this guy. He did some unique things.

The Top Ten

1 He holds the World Record for the Largest Concert Ever Performed - 3,500,000 people in Moscow, Russia,1997
2 He is a pioneer in the electronic, ambient and new-age genres
3 He is a French composer, performer, and record producer, born in 1948
4 He is the most famous laser harp player

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5 He worked with the Houston-based astronaut Ronald McNair, who was also a sax player, and who played the sax on Jarre's "Rendez-Vous VI", recorded in the weightless environment of space

Ronald McNair was also supposed to play it live with Jarre at Jarre's concert in Houston 1986. But McNair died in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster on 28 January 1986. R.I.P.
Jarre's concert in Houston 1986 was spectacular, I watched a video. - Metal_Treasure

6 He can play synthesizer, piano, organ, laser harp, accordion, guitar, bass guitar, theremin, keytar
7 An asteroid has been named in his honour - 4422 Jarre
8 He has 5 concerts with over 1,000,000 people (estimated attendance)

#1. 3,500,000 (Moscow, Russia 1997)
#2. 2,500,000 (Paris, France, Paris la Defense, 1990)
#3. 1,300,000 (Houston, US 1987). Houston Festival - 150th Anniversary of Texas, 25th Birthday of NASA
#4. 1,200,000 (Paris, France, Eiffel Tower, 1995). Concert for Tolerance, UNESCO's year of tolerance
#5. 1,000,000 (Paris, France, Place de la Concorde, 1979) - Metal_Treasure

9 His first mainstream success was the 1976 album Oxygène that sold an estimated 12 million copies, the best-selling French record of all time

Oxygène was a low-budget album, recorded in a makeshift studio at his home. - Metal_Treasure

10 As a young man he earned money by selling his paintings, exhibiting some of his works at the Lyon Gallery - L'Œil écoute, and by playing in a band called Mystère IV.

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11 His father was a composer, his grandfather - an oboe player, engineer and inventor, designing an early audio mixer used at Radio Lyon.
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1. He holds the World Record for the Largest Concert Ever Performed - 3,500,000 people in Moscow, Russia,1997
2. He is a pioneer in the electronic, ambient and new-age genres
3. He is a French composer, performer, and record producer, born in 1948
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