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...As ambient and electronic music evolved through the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, Jean-Michel Jarre proved to be one of its most important innovators. Jarre was born in Lyon, France in 1948. His father was a French Resistance veteran...


Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Synthpop is a collective, meta-generic term that emerged in the 1979–82 period and is now used historically to identify an eclectic range of bands and artists who foregrounded synthesizers in a pop and rock context in innovative ways...