RIP: Jean-Jacques Perrey, electronic pop music pioneer

RIP: Jean-Jacques Perrey, electronic pop music pioneer

From Rolling Stone:

Jean-Jacques Perrey, French composer and electronic music pioneer, died Friday at his home in Switzerland following a bout with lung cancer. He was 87. His daughter, Patricia Leroy, confirmed the musician’s death to Rolling Stone.

“As the owner of indie label Oglio Records, I have had the pleasure of encountering hundreds of artists but I rarely have the opportunity to work with legends,” Oglio Records owner Carl Caprioglio, a friend of Perrey’s who released his 2006 album The Happy Electropop Music Machine, tells Rolling Stone. “Jean-Jacques Perrey is a legend and I am thankful I had the chance to help share his beautiful and uplifting music with the world. My heart goes out to his daughter Patricia, his recent musical collaborator Dana Countryman and to all of his many fans worldwide.”

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