(born 24 May 1952, Vitry-sur-Seine
, near Paris, France) is a French disco
drummer, singer-songwriter and record producer.
Marc Cerrone has sold over thirty million albums and has often performed in front of hundreds of thousands of people at huge concerts and events such as The 2005 Dance Party Live in Versailles and The 2000 Los Angeles Millennium Célébration where, at the request of the Mayor of Los Angeles, Cerrone staged the initials Hollywood and produced an exceptional opera. Also in 1989, he performed in the concert at Paris's Place de la Concorde
for the celebration of the bicentenary of the Revolution in front of more than 600,000 spectators. In 1991 he performed a concert event for the launch of the first satellite TV HD in Japan (Tokyo). He claims, and it is often credited by others, that he was "the first" to put the kick drum
(or bass drum) into the foreground of modern dance music
At the age of 12, he started playing drums and listening to Otis Redding songs. Cerrone's passion for music was discouraged by his father, who tried to distract him from his obsession. By the end of the 1960s, he was fascinated by Jimi Hendrix
, Carlos Santana
and Blood, Sweat & Tears
, amongst others.
At the age of 17, he convinced Gilbert Trigano to hire rock bands
for his holiday clubs: Club Med
(Club Mediterranée). Cerrone became the A&R
scout for 40 Club Med vacation villages around the world. His first recordings
as a part of Kongas... Read More