Michel Magne

Born 20 March 1930. Died 19 December 1984.


Michel Magne (born 20 March 1930, Lisieux, Calvados, France died 19 December 1984, Cergy-Pontoise, Val-d'Oise of suicide) was a French film and experimental music composer. He was nominated in 1962 for an Academy Award and Golden Globe award for adapting the Jackie Gleason score to film Gigot. He also scored Barbarella and a series of OSS 117 films.

Magne wrote some songs with lyrics by Françoise Sagan for Juliette Gréco and provided orchestral accompaniment.

In 1962 he purchased the Chateau d'Herouville and converted it into a residential recording studio in 1969 which through the 1970s was used by a series of artists such as Elton John (at his Honky Château), Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Jethro Tull, Cat Stevens among many others.

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