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More than 1.3 million turned out April 5, 1986, on an overcast Saturday night to see French composer Jean-Michel Jarre’s “Rendez-vous Houston: A City in Concert.”

The concert landed the city in the Guinness Book of World records and made enduring memories for Houstonians who were there.

The music, the fireworks, the laser beams and the bigger-than-life projections on the sides of Houston’s biggest skyscrapers were a feast for the eyes and ears.

Rendez-vous was a component of the Houston Festival, which would later be called the Houston International Festival, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Texas and Houston that year. Read more.

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