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Montreux Music History

The name of this city spreads in the whole world, and this for more than 60 years, thanks to the classical music and soon, for more than a half a century, to the so-called "modern" music.

This is mainly due to the innovative spirit of brightness and perspective of Mr. Raymond Jaussi, director, in the late sixties, of the Montreux Tourist Office. He is the one who suggests to Claude Nobs to organize a concert a month in town.

It is from this moment that everything started...

You will discover in our many sections how the city of Montreux has attracted legendary bands such as Led Zeppelin, Queen or The Rolling Stones. You will find lots of information on the old editions of the Montreux Jazz Festival as well as on the Casino fire in 1971.

Montreux is a small town with 27'000 inhabitants living mainly of tourism

It was in 1946 that classical music made its appearance with the now traditional "September Musical".

Thanks to visionary personalities such as Raymond Jaussi, Director of the Tourist Office and Claude Nobs for the notoriety they gave to Montreux around the world, from the beginning of the 1960s.

The Jazz Festival was born in 1967. In 1969, the "Montreux Super Pop" Festival, which hosted legendary bands such as the Rolling Stones, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Yes or Pink Floyd, with its hordes of fans and hippies.

The "Golden Rose", in the '70s, attracts great bands as Queen, The Doors, Fats Domino, Roxy Music, Manhattan Transfer, Gary Wright etc.

The Montreux Celebration Team found out that there is a lot of interest from the visitors coming to Montreux for the musical history of this city but unfortunately, no place offers relevant information and facts about the musical history of this place.

A very rich musical history

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