Personalities | Jean-Michel Jarre | Eighties | Rock

(Composer, b. 1948)

Frenchman Jarre is best known for his 1977 hit ‘Oxygene’ taken from the album of the same name, which reached No. 2 in the UK. He was one of the first rock musicians to employ synthesizers. A series of instrumental albums in the 1970s and 1980s repeated the pattern, including Equinoxe (1978), Magnetic Fields (1981) and the 1982 Concerts In China live album. His gigs, such as his 1989 show in London’s Docklands, are huge son et lumiere spectacles.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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