Magazine 60 About
Magazine 60 is a French synthpop band founded by music producer, Jean-Luc Drion. Other members are Dominique Régiacorte, Pierre Mastro and Véronique Olivier. The group was best known for the 1984 song, “Don Quichotte,” which hit the Top 10 in France and the Top 60 in the United States in 1986.
In 1981, the band released an EP, Magazine 60, by Barclay Records. It sold over 260,000 copies in France, making the Top Ten, and became a gold record. One of the original singers, Danielle Delval left the band that year and was replaced by Michele Callewart. In 1982, the band released their first album, 60’s Slows, which sold over 280,000 copies and made Top Ten. The band then released two music videos internationally and went on tour.
After several more line-up changes, the band decided to take a new direction in the mid-1980s. Pierre (Dit El Chico), Dominique, Véromique released the singles “Don Quichotte (No Están Aquí)” and “Rendez-vous sur la Costa del Sol,” both of which appeared on the 1985 album that followed, Costa del Sol. “Don Quichotte” became the band’s most successful hit in the U.S. However, the Costa del Sol album would not be released in America until 1987, by which point, the group had lost momentum there.