sold over 80 million records. The concerts of the French synthesizer whiz with their pompous laser and lightshows are beyond any comparision. His one-off gig at La Défense in 1990 is in the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest concert ever with 2.5 million spectators. An asteroid, 4422 Jarre, has been named in his honour.
That was a concert where I stood on stage myself. August 2005 in Gdansk (Danzig) at the docks. It was a concert for the 25th anniversary of the first labour union of the Eastern Bloc, Solidarnosc. I initiated it together with Lech Walesa, the founder of the party and former president of Poland. I never experienced such an incredible crowd.
There are too many! I can’t just name one.
The Soundtrack for the movie «Paris brûle-t-il?» by René Clément, written by my father Maurice Jarre. He wrote a lot of great Soundtracks (for instance «Lawrence of Arabia», «Doctor Zhivago», «A Passage to India», «Shogun» and «Dead Poets Society») and won several Academy Awards, Golden Globes and Grammys. He even got a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood since 2001.
It’s a song I wrote in 1974 at the start of my career when I was primarily a lyricist. We did two albums together: «Les Paradis Perdus» and «Les Mots Bleus». Both very influenced of the British sound of that time.