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Cerrone, born Jean-Marc Cerrone, is a French composer and musician who has sold no less than 30 million records during his career.


It was at the age of 12 that he touched a drum kit for the first time, a gift from his mother and growing up, his musical references turned more towards Chicago, Cream or Santana.


It was in 1969 that things accelerated for him when he became artistic director of some 40 Clubs Med, after he convinced Gilbert Trigano to hire rock bands.


But the real start of his musical career took place in 1972 when he formed the group "Kongas".


Noticed by Eddie Barclay, who became his first producer, he released his first single "Boom". Without real success.


But the group is doing quite well and even goes as far as playing in Japan.


The adventure ends in 1974 when he decides to leave the group.


In 1975, he opened a record store and notably offered the first Disco discs from the United States.


By listening to them, inspiration comes to him and with the help of his friend Don Ray who owns a recording studio, he realizes a model.


In 1976, he decided outright to go to London to make a complete album there. That it self-produces.


And the result is purely and simply incredible for the time, both in terms of sound and duration of the songs, for some, lasting 16 minutes ...


All record companies refuse the album "Love in C minor" and Cerrone therefore decides to distribute it himself.


Miracle that he manages to accomplish in the United States and the result is enormous : more than 8 million albums are sold worldwide.


In 1977, he released a second album "Cerrone’s paradise" but the sound was too close to the previous one, hence a relative success.


Cerrone decided to bounce back quickly and in the same year composed the album "Cerrone III - Supernature". And this time, it's a real global success. It will sell for around 10 millions.


The single of the same name sets fire to all the dance floors of the planet, ditto for the second extract "Gime me love".


The album "Cerrone IV - The Golden Touch" was released in 1978 and followed in the footsteps of the previous one.


The singles "Rocket in the pocket" and "Look for love" are also a hit.


In 1979, he released the album "Cerrone V - Angelina" with a sound much more oriented new wave rock from which will be extracted the singles "Living in love" and "Call me tonight", the latter making a hit in gay clubs .


The 80s coincided with the release of 2 back to back albums : "Cerrone VI" and "Cerrone VII - You are the one".


Then released the album "Back track" in 1982.


And finally the album "Cerrone IX" in 1983. None of these albums will find the same level of enthusiasm on the part of the public as the previous ones.


Stopping the meteoric rise of this extraordinary little Frenchie.


Lack of success in the bins, Cerrone has since converted into mega shows version Jean-Michel Jarre, occupation which for the moment succeeded him rather well.


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

• Jungle (Kongas) 1972

• Anikana O (Kongas) 1973

• Pastel (Kongas) 1974

• Love in C Minor 1976

• Cerrone's paradise 1977

• Africanism/Gimme somme lovin' (Kongas) 1977

• Black is black 1977

• Supernature 1977

• Give me love 1978

• Je suis music 1978

• Dr Doo dah (Kongas) 1978

• Look for love 1979

• Rocket in the pocket 1979

• Rock me 1979

• Living in love 1979

• Call me tonight 1979

• Panic 1980

• Vaudou aux Caraïbes 1980

• You are the one 1980

• Hooked on you 1980

• Tripping on the moon 1981

• Back track 1982

• Your love survived 1982

• Workout 1982

• Freak connection 1983

• Cycle's woman 1983

• Where are you now 1983

• Club underworld 1984

• The collector 1985

• Oohps, oh no ! 1986

• Flight of the Phoenix 1987

• Light of love 1988

• Heart of me 1989

• I'm gonna take a another chance on you 1990

• I want love 1990

• One more night 1992

• What hit you 1992

• I'm not sleeping 1992

• X-Xex 1993

• Loved & be loved 1993

• Woman in love 1993

• Birth 1994

• See me 1994

• Fly away 1994

• The only one 2002

• Gonna get you 2002

• Hysteria 2002

• Lie to me 2007

• Laisser toucher 2007

• Ready for the show 2007

• Supernature variations : Acte II 2010

• Supernature variations : Acte IV 2010

• Supernature variations : Acte VI 2010

• Good times I'm in love 2012

2nd chance 2015

• Funk Makossa 2016

Monday night 2016

• Therapy 2016

• Illuminate me 2016

• Steal your love 2016

• Kiss it better 2017

• The impact 2019

• Resolution 2020

• Close to the sky 2020

Summer lovin' 2022


 

Clips :


1972...the very first steps in grouped mode. Who would imagine at this stage that the young drummer of this group will become 'one of the major artists of the end of the 20th century...



1973... he will even obtain his first success thanks to this title. Certainly a minor success but it's still better than nothing as they say...



1974... three years with Kongas which allowed him to do his classes as they say. Everything is now ready for a sequel that promises to be incredible to say the least...



1976...1000% D I S C O. The solo and above all sensational debut of the man who was to become one of the biggest dance phenomena of the end of the 20th century. Here he lands a first planetary mega hit that will make him one of the biggest phenomena of the moment, just that...



1977...especially since he confirms all the good that we could think of him. An extraordinary adventure begins for an artist with a talent really above the average...



1977... which is not going to prevent him from going back to play a little bit more with his old comrades from Kongas. We don't let go of little friends like that...



1977... here he is revisiting in ultra Dance mode the title of Los Bravos dating from 1966. Daring bet but unfortunately lost bet because his version will go unnoticed to say the least...



1977...then comes THIS title. He will sign here quite simply one of the biggest Dance hits of the 70s. A HUGE intergalactic hit that literally explodes the singer's notoriety and rewards him well beyond all his expectations !



1978...he repeats a year later with an equally HUGE title. All the Dancefloors literally catch fire with him, it is clear ! Giant !



1978 ... a very nice suite but difficult to compete with the 2 previous jewels, it's clear. The impossible no one is bound...



1978...we find him one last time with the Kongas. A last title with them that will literally go under the radar and close the joint adventure...



1979 ... back in solo mode again and again full DISCO. An uninterrupted festival of Dance hits that nothing and no one can stop, but this title will not really meet the same level of success as its predecessors...



1979...come on, the Kongas adventure wasn't quite over, there was still a small title left at the back of the shed. Title that will not change much about their future together …



1979 ... after an exceptional year 1978 in all respects, the year 1979 will appear somewhat pale. There is going to be quantity but regarding quality, it is something else ...



1979 ... it's still nice but the great inspiration that had prevailed the previous year seems to have faded somewhat. Pity...



1979 ... this title will do a little better, but only just. It will be damn necessary to recover to avoid disappearing outright ...



1980 ... a passage to the 80s which does not see a relaunch on the Charts side. We're not going to lie to each other, the best years are already behind him...



1980... lost for lost, might as well try everything and here he is in the soundtrack of the film. It was worth a try but the result will not really live up to expectations...



1980 ... who says change of time says change of sound. Welcome to the planet funky music and my faith, the transition is most successful. Like what, whatever the fashions, when the talent is there everything is fine !



1980...a year 1980 which ended much better than it had begun. Not sure that's enough to bring him back to the front of the race but that's already it...



1981 ... still difficult to compete with the competition...the inspiration begins to weaken and does not really correspond to the new standards of the moment. So, a little last for the road ?



1982 ... the adventure is not entirely over but it is clear that the artist is no longer part of the leading group from now on. He will have to react and quickly !



1982 ... in an ocean of Dance titles, he will have ventured only once in the Intimist domain. And my faith, the result is far from being ridiculous !



1982... he continues to believe in it no matter what. As long as he has things to offer, he considers that he has no reason at this stage to throw in the towel...



1983 ... even if the recovery is timid, the artist resists as much as he can. Not sure that he still lasts a very long time but hey ...



1983 ... always as Dance, always as rhythmic, always as wild. But what worked perfectly during the 1970s did not really work the same way during the 1980s ...



1983...more than one in his place would have said to himself that it was no longer worth continuing, but he doesn't even think about it. Rightly or wrongly, that's something else...



1984 ... we knew Club Tropicana de Wham, flagship title of the previous year. This one looks surprisingly like him, with a much lower level of success unfortunately ...



1985...a mid-1980s that really saw him struggling on the Charts. Nothing is going as well on the albums side as on the Singles side, the total as they say...



1986 ... it was good trying to bring together 2 huge stars, one from the 70s and the other from the 80s. Unfortunately, mayonnaise does not take all the time as they say ...



1987... he multiplies the duets but nothing helps. Despite an obvious desire to do well, the public has decided to move on and above all to take an interest in others than himself...



1988... he won't let go until the end, let it be said. He knows very well that in music everything is always possible and that a miracle can happen at any time...



1989 ... it was well tried to bring together 2 huge stars, one from the 70s and the other from the 80s. Unfortunately, mayonnaise does not take all the time as they say. Here, I have the impression of repeating myself ...



1990 ... he will even attempt the transition to the 90s. But there, the bet is no longer even impossible, it is downright crazy. And yet, the result is not that bad. But this time, it is indeed the end ...


1990...we think it's the end but it's very bad to know him. Because the adventure will continue for years, even decades...



1992...already 20 years of career on the clock. With the first 10 years absolutely exceptional and the following 10 a little further back. What about the next 10...?



1992... what's really a shame is that he negotiated the turn of the 80s so badly because what he continues to offer is not devoid of interest, far from it...



1992...yet it really wouldn't take much for him to come back to the fore. Just a little help from fate...



1993...here he is in Enigma mode. It's well tried, it's trendy but nothing helps, when it doesn't want, it doesn't want...



1993...he is now trying to overspeed just to see if it wouldn't work for him more. Unfortunately, that still won't change the situation...



1993...only grassroots fans continue to follow him now. From the general public who adored him at the end of the 70s, who still imagines for a single second that he is still there ? Not many people, that's for sure and that's the problem...



1994... he will go through the 90s far from the star system and the glitter. A crossing of the desert which could have seen him disappear from the radars for good but it will not be the case for him in any case...



1994... three albums will come out during this decade and none will allow him to come back even at the back of the pack. Frankly unfair given the overall quality of the work offered...



1994...the 90s won't go any further concerning him, at least in terms of new titles. We'll have to wait until the next decade...



2002...and here he is again, still faithful to his post. It remains to be seen whether the 2000s will be more favorable to him than the previous one...



2002...in any case the quality is there as always. Under these conditions, it was clear that it was worth trying again for a possible comeback...



2002...it was worth trying in any case because he will finally find his way back to the Charts. Certainly the success will be minor but it will be real...



2007... a stealthy comeback to say the least because he will fall directly behind. But it takes more to stop him, that's for sure...



2007... what is certain, however, is that the grassroots fans have been delighted them and have been for decades. Because they know that he comes back again and again and this for their greatest happiness...



2007...especially since he knows how to adapt to each change of decade to the latest musical trends. It does not bring him more than that but it allows him to still be there anyway...



2010...he even allowed himself the luxury of remixing his masterpiece to bring it up to date. Will thus be born several new versions for the less original...



2010... even if it means deconstructing it, you might as well go all out. And on this one, he's going to go all out, to say the least...



2010...an exercise in style that was perilous to say the least, but successful in the end. Coming from him, the opposite would have been surprising...



2012...new return in the Charts thanks to this title. Like what everything is always possible and he has already proven it for a few decades...



2015...a story almost without words. Not really the kind of recipe that works in this 2010 decade, frankly too bad because there was plenty to...



2016...a very nice clash of cultures but which will still not allow the artist to get back in the pack. Nice try though...



2016...yet he does everything he can to try to produce titles that fit perfectly with the latest musical trends of the moment. Efforts not really rewarded at their fair merit...



2016... who would blame him for continuing to believe in it, not many people, that's for sure. A desire to move forward at all costs is extremely rare in the profession...



2016...we would have liked so much that the younger generation would take a little interest in what he offers, but that will not be the case. At least for now...



2016...only the daring see luck smiling at them. This has been repeated for him decades and decades so why not hope for a miracle...



2017...impossible to stop him anyway. He will go all the way and it doesn't matter whether there is success or not, the important thing is to simply take pleasure in what he does...



2019...a 2010 decade that ends in apocalyptic and end-of-the-world visions. The message he wants to convey is clear, very clear...



2020...a new decade to add to a career that already has so many ! But how does he manage to hold out for so long despite all the obstacles encountered ? A real feat...



2020...a career of exceptional longevity that will have produced an impressive number of titles. And it's far from over !



2022... so we imagine that this title will surely not be the last. Because we now know with him nothing is ever finished !


 

Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerrone

Official Website :

http://www.cerrone.net/

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/6185

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/c/cerroneofficial/featured








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