70s Music Artist watch: Jean Michel Jarre

This Frenchman born in 1948, made a leap from classical to synth pop, and became so famous not just for his  music of the 70s, but his amazing large scale lazer and light shows that accompanied his thought provoking music.

Jean Michel Jarre  first came to be known by the masses when he released Oxygene in "1976", it sold over twelve million copies, not bad for a debut album. Using just three synthesizers and some basic editing materials he produced futuristic music of the 70s.


See the video for "Oxygene" here.

Jean has made music for commercials,TV programmes and even Ballet, and has been rewarded during the music of the 70s with the following awards.

1976 - Grand Prix du Disque by L'Académie Charles Cros, for Oxygène
1976 - "Personality of The Year" by People magazine (U.S
1978 - Midem award]
1979 - Guinness Book of Records entry for the biggest concert ever (La Concorde)

His follow up album was "Equinoxe"



    A few trivia points.

1/Jarre for a while was married to actress Charolette Rampling.

2/Jarre had a hit 1972 hit with this under the name Jamie Jefferson..ENJOY.


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I am one of those baby boomer's, who had the pleasure, and the FUN to grow up in the 1970s. The 70s music was so diverse, and the charts were for everyone from 8 to 80. That was when POP was fun, and the top forty really meant something as it was a shared experience. I have tried in this site to bring back the memories of the 70s, not just the pure pop, but also the heavy guys like Floyd and Black Sabbath. Everything had a place in the music of the 70s, and everything has a memory for one of us 1970s boomers.