Jean Michel Jarre

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Birthday
24, 1948
Birthplace
Lyon, France
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
24, 1948 (age 70)
Birthplace
Lyon, France

About

French composer and music producer who was widely regarded as one of the founding fathers of ambient and electronic music composition.

Before Fame

He often joined his mother at various nightclubs growing up, like The Fishing Cat in Paris, where he would eventually meet musicians like John Coltrane and Archie Shepp.

Trivia

His album sales exceeded 80,000,000 as of 2004. He was also the first artist selected to perform in the People's Republic of China, an incredible honor.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Lyon, France. His mother was France Pejot, a member of the French Resistance and a concentration camp survivor.

Associated With

He and U2 frontman Bono played for crowds exceeding 50,000 on several occasions.