Concert: Rendez-vous Houston

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Concert: Rendez-vous Houston Gender: N/A
born on 5 April 1986 at 20:30 (= 8:30 PM )
Place Houston, Texas, 29n46, 95w22
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 16°00' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 09°27 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 09°56'

Concert: Rendez-vous Houston (Houston skyline during the concert)
photo: Patrick Burke from Atlanta, GA, United States, license cc-by-sa-2.0


Rendez-vous Houston: A City in Concert was a live performance by musician Jean Michel Jarre amidst the skyscrapers of downtown Houston on the evening of April 5, 1986, coinciding with the release of the Rendez-Vous album. For a period of time, it held a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest outdoor "rock concert" in history, with figures varying from 1 to 1.5 million in attendance. Rendez-vous Houston is remembered for being the concert which celebrated the astronauts of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, which had happened only two and a half months beforehand. One of Jarre's friends, astronaut Ron McNair, had been killed in the disaster. He was supposed to play the saxophone from space during the track "Last Rendez-Vous"; his substitute for the concert was Houston native Kirk Whalum.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Michael Brown quotes a YouTube video ( which shows 8:30pm as the time the music began to play (at 1 minute and 18 seconds into the video), while he also notes that another source [1] gives 8:15pm in notes for the start of the recording.


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