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J-CHR. MICHEL N ° 1, 2 & 3 IN THE CHARTS FOR 4 YEARS
"The first official rankings of best recordings sales in France date from 1968 when the" national charts "were launched by the Center for Information and Documentation of Record (CIDD). This musical classification broadcast first monthly then every two weeks. CIDD was maintained until 1977 (Wikipedia).
FRANCE SOIR CIDD HIT PARADE
C'est au 30 cm. . variété que nous donnons
aujourd'hui la vedette dans ce classement officiel des
ventes de disques établi par le centre d'information
du disque et publié par "France soir"
en exclusivité. Les microsillons 33 tours forment
une aristocratie du succès et ce n'est pas sans
raison que le "cas" de ces derniers mois,
l'événement de la saison Jean-Christian
MICHEL y est cité 3 fois : à la 1ère,
à la 2ème, et à la 3ème
place. Le jeune chirurgien aixois, clarinettiste et
compositeur qui vient de faire de la Musique Sacrée
un produit spécial de grande consommation, continue au fil de
ses nombreux concerts exclusivement donnés dans
les églises à provoquer un engouement
qui se reflète dans ses ventes de disques.
Meilleures ventes de variétés
françaises 33 tours
"Musique Sacrée" 2.
3. "Aranjuez "
Le petit garçon"
"Chants de Russie"
Rêve et amour"
The BEATLES (EMI)
Yvan REBROFF (CBS)
Jean FERRAT (Barclay)
Léo FERRÉ (Barclay) Johnny
JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL IN THE FIRST THREE PLACES OF THE 33 RPM VARIETIES.
BEST SALES OF FRENCH VARIETIES 33 RPM (translated from french)
It is the 30 cm. . variety that we give the spotlight today in this official classification of the sales of discs established by the disc information center and published by "France Soir" exclusively. The 33 rpm LPs form an aristocracy of success and it is not without reason that the "case" of recent months, the event of the Jean-Christian MICHEL season is cited there 3 times : in the 1st, in the 2nd , and in 3rd place. The young Aix surgeon,clarinetist composer who has just made Sacred Music a special product of big consumption, continues over the course of his numerous concerts exclusively given in churches to cause a craze which is reflected in his record sales.
NEW MUSIC CRAZE SWEEPING FRANCE
strange music phenomenon is sweeping across France. And the
man at the top of the new craze is Jean-Christian MICHEL who
plays the clarinet. But the twist
is that he only performs in churches although there is no apparent
religious connotation to his performances... And he is now one
of France's major disc acts. His first album "Requiem"
on the Riviera label is currently at the top of the french bestselling
albums chart while his second "Aranjuez"
has just enterted the chart...
JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL BEFORE THE BEATLES !
BEFORE THE BEATLES IN MANY COUNTRIEs (FRANCE? GERMANY, ITALY...)
***** "Il Clarinetto che oscura I Beatles"
Riverside Italia (1969)
BILLBOARD INTERNATIONAL NEW REPORT
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Michel to Get Int'l Sendoff by Barclay
..."And the phenomenal Jean-Christian MICHEL who has had as many as three records in the top ten at one time"
5,000 PEOPLE AT MICHEL'S CONCERTS
"The young composer and clarinettist generates a new social
phenomenon in France... Michel appared last month for a weekat
the 13th century St Victor Abbey here. Each night, the 1,000 seatercurch
was packed to capacity. Extra seats had to be placed around the
"A bizarre feature of Michel's church concerts is that the audience facing away fro the musicians, who perform in the church organ loft"...
London visit for Michel this year is being negociated and he may
also appear in Belfast Nothern Ireland"...
"This year MICHEL is
booked for church performances in Brussels, Genoa and Cologne,
and in March will make a week of appearences in Paris... On this
occasion CED will invite teams from London's BBC and ITV to see
him perform"... ( ... one page)
BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL ON THE "BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS" DURING YEARS (A lot of articles during about seven years, often of a whole page)
BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
Billboard Vol. 81, n° 23 - Magazine
The concert performed by France's Jean-Christian Michel in the Amsterdam Mozeschurch April 27 screened by Dutch TV on June 1. .. . The Moody Blues were in ...
Billboard Vol. 81, n° 21 - Magazine
... Aznavour (Barclay) - French Music 9 APOCALYPSIS - Jean-Christian Michel (CED) - 10 MA BONNE ETOILE - Joe Dassin (CBS) -Sugar
Billboard Vol. 82, n° 40 - Magazine
Classified Adv. Dept., Billboard, 165 W. 46th. - Continued ... Jean-Christian Michel (Barclay) will appear in the Gustav Wasa Church, Stockholm, on Oct. 4.
Billboard Vol. 82, n° 22 - Magazine
... Moustaki (Polydor) 3 CRUCIFIXUS - Jean-Christian Michel (Riviera) 4 CLASSIC IN POP - Ekseption (Philips) - 5 LE METEQUE - Georges Moustaki (Polydor)...
Billboard Vol. 83, n° 18 - Magazine
Director Michel Jaubert said his firm had just installed a new 10- slave Ampex... 22 MAY 1, 1971,,
International Entertainment Magazine
The Billboard Music Award is an honor given by Billboard, a publication and music popularity chart covering the whole music business. The Billboard Music Awards show had been held annually since 1989 in December until it went dormant in 2006. The awards returned in 2011 and is held annually in May. - WIKIPEDIA
Simon & Garfunkel - 1. Jean-Christian Michel
Billboard Vol. 85, n° 14 - Magazine
APRIL 7, 1973
Billboard GRT's Lighthouse,
Named Vocal / Instrumental Group ... T. Rex, Jethro Tull, Country Joe, Jean-Christian Michel, and Claude Angel.
THE LONDON NEWS REWIEW
MICHEL : my interest piqued.
I gave my brother a strangely annotated French LP for Christmas,
covered in Baudelaire quotes. The artist: Jean-Christian MICHEL."At
the age of ten, he who would later become a gynaecological surgeon
chose the clarinet whilst undertaking a classical education at
the conservatoire. It led him first towards Jazz with "all
the expressiveness, which takes the audience by the guts and its
swing with which it is so interesting to play".
JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL : MUSIK, DAS IST WIE LEBEN, LIEBE, TOD (a whole page article)
Jean-Christian Michel französische Komponer und Klarinettist"
Der französische Chirurg schuf die "Musique Sacrée" und wurde damit zum Schallplatten-millionar und gefragten Konzert-Musiker. Jetzt gastierte er in de Deutschland. Die Musik von Jean-Christian Michel entgeht irgendeiner Definition: man hört es, und man wird damit getränkt. Sie ist Zauberei, sonores Licht. Sie spricht über den Ursprung und über die Unendlichkeit...
BACH à la MICHEL ging mehr unter
die Haut als ehrfurchtsgetränkte Originale
"Jean-Christian MICHEL brought us an evening of élan
and dynamism, which not only excited the younger members of the
audience, but also delighted the representatives of the older
The packed church had never known such a triumph during "
BACH Tage ". "The
unending applause threatened to raise the roof. The amazed audience
demanded encore after encore... It was a demonstration in honour
of BACH, completely extraordinary, electrifying and fascinating....
Whether it was arrangements of BACH or MICHEL's own works overflowing
with imagination, the clarinettist treats the music with an infinite
sensibility. J.-S. BACH would certainly have loved it... "
"Music of Light" by Jean-Christian MICHEL : "the
most original album of the year, which will not leave many people
"Er entstaubt die alte Musik, macht sie modern, durchsetzt sie mit Elementen des Jazz, füllt sie mit abendländischen und orientalischen Einflüssen. Seine Musik wirkt sanft, wohlklingend..."
ABENDBLATT (translated from German)
Jean-Christian MICHEL : "Sprache des Herzens"... Jean-Christian MICHEL : "Language of the Heart" ...
"The French composer and clarinettist Jean-Christian MICHEL
gave his concert to St Michael Kirche in front of more than 2000
truth the abundance of the applause was as unusual in this church
as the mass of people who had crammed in, standing at the edges
or sitting on the steps of the altar. The
clarinettist made his own way in the music which he endowed with a new character, by the conjugation of a jazz-influenced rhythm with harmonies
directly inspired by the J.-S. BACH's
Sacred music : a meditative universe imprinted with
purity and with the life-force.
interpretations of J.-S. BACH, PLAY BACH or MICHEL's JAZZ
BACH remain faithful to their subject and do not betray the
spirit of Cantor of Leipzig. In most of the pieces a sort of solemnity
resounds in every note, a sacred and traditional solemnity which
transports us from the rigour of daily life to the frontiers of
a blissful beauty.
can only admire the magnificent sound of
Jean-Christian MICHEL's clarinet : from a sweet sensitivity
to the unreality almost imperceptibly played, MICHEL works its
sounds, shakes them and vibrates them, whispers or cries them
and has few equals in this art.
MICHEL is also the composer of the "Vision d'Ezéchiel",
an incredible musical intensity, during which, the audience can
not refrain from keeping time The deafening applause was
unending in God's house.
spectators demanded encore after encore by cheering and
by stamping their feet and clapping their hands in rhythm : MICHEL and his performers complied with a good and cheerful grace in
spite of the obvious fatigue. Such brilliance explains the fascination
exercised by Jean-Christian MICHEL on his public
KLARINETTIST JEAN-CHRISTIAN IN AMSTERDAM : GOD OP DE HITPARADE" ! (A whole Newpaper's page)
Dat concert Jean-Christian Michel heeft een enorme indruk op mij gemaakt, en zijn muziek doet dat, soms onverwacht, nog steeds.