Rendez-Vous Houston (Part 1 of 6) (HQ) – Jean Michel Jarre

A little Houston history:

April 5th 1986, at 8.15pm, Downtown Houston is aflame. A kilometer long wall of skyscrapers is illuminated by DCA projectors, fireworks and beamed images. Over one and a half million people witnessed for the very first time an entire city in concert.

… Jean Michel Jarre’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Houston and Texas, and of the 25th anniversary of NASA, was one of the most spectacular concerts in the history of music.

… Rendez-Vous Houston: A City In Concert gained an entry in the Guiness Book Of Records for having attracted the largest audience ever for an outdoor concert.

… The event is also dedicated to the memory of the astronauts who perished in the Challenger tragedy. One of them, Ron McNair, astronaut and saxophonist, should have interpreted “Ron’s Piece” in space (a title specially composed for him – it was to have become the first musical piece played and recorded in space.)

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