Jarre

1942 UA. Discovered 1942 Oct. 17 by L. Boyer at Algiers.

Named in honor of the French composers Maurice (1924- ) and Jean-Michel Jarre (1949- ). Maurice studied composition at the Paris conservatoire, and wrote several music for concert works and boldly dramatic theatre music, before turning to film music, winning Oscars for his score to Lawrence of Arabia (1963) and for 'Lara's Theme' from Doctor Zhivago (1965). Jean-Michel abandoned his musical studies at the Conservatoire de Paris in 1967 to experiment with electronic music. His first commercial success was Oxygene (1977). Further successful recordings followed, and in 1981 he became the first Western rock artist to play concerts in China. Jean-Michel is best known for his spectacular live shows. (M 17031)

Name proposed by G. V. Williams, who made the principal identification involving this object.

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