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|Born||14 July 1953
|Associated acts||Space, Paris-France-Transit|
Didier started his career as a pop singer and made his first single, "Je Suis Ton Chevalier" with Etienne Roda-Gil as lyricist in 1975. He followed this by touring with Johnny Hallyday, Claude François and Joe Dassin. In 1977, he formed the band Space and composed all the songs on these albums under the pseudonym Ecama. The title track from the first album, "Magic Fly" reached number 2 on the U.K. Singles Chart and was used as the Main Theme of the original Chinese version of Jackie Chan's 1978 film Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (蛇形刁手). This was followed by the albums "Deliverance" (1977), "Just Blue" (1978) and "Deeper Zone" (1980). Later, he participated in another electronic venture "Paris-France-Transit" (1982). In 1983, Didier & Space went to the USSR to give 21 concerts for 600.000 people. In 1992, Didier was able to obtain the necessary authorization for a concert in Red Square, some 360,000 spectators attended this free concert.
In 1987, Didier composed a new album "Space Opera", the first opera composed for synthesizers and choirs. He was able to obtain the participation of both the Red Army Choirs and the Harvard University Choirs (USA) for his album. The album was relayed to the Soviet space station "Mir", making the album the first compact disc to be heard in space. The CD had been launched into space together with a CD player with the Russian cosmonauts. "Space Opera" went on to achieve great success in Europe.
2001: World Premiere on stage of the new Space album "Symphonic Space Dream" in Kiev at the Ukraine Palace with the participation of the National Symphonic Orchestra of Ukraine (110 musicians).
2002 Performance in Moscow at the Kremlin Theater (6.000 people) with the participation of the Presidential Symphonic Orchestra.
2002 Performance in St. Petersburg attended by over 12,000 people, acclaiming the French band and his leader.
2009: A huge concert in Moscow at the Olympisky Stadium.
In October 2009, Nang Records in England released a "BEST OF SPACE" CD, completely remastered with 14 tracks, followed by a remix album the following month.
On November 29, 2016, Russian media reported that Marouani has been detained in Moscow by Russian police following a complaint by Philip Kirkorov with whom Marouani had a disagreement regarding a copyright infringement case.
- Didier Marouani
- "В Москве задержали обвинившего Киркорова в плагиате лидера группы Space" (in Russian). RBC_Information_Systems. 2016-11-29. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
- Alec Luhn (29 November 2016). "French pop star detained in Moscow after plagiarism row with Russian singer". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
- dj/gsw (29 November 2016). "French musician 'held' after crying foul in Russia". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 3 December 2016.