Eddie Barclay (Édouard Ruault)

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Paris, France
Notorious for his big cigars, his numerous marriages (9 wives, one more than Mickey Rooney!) and the lavish parties he gave for years in Saint-Tropez, Eddie Barclay was first and foremost one of France's most important music producers and publishers. The son of a café waiter and of a post office worker, Edouard Ruault (his real name) began as a jazz pianist before opening what was, according to him, the first discotheque ever in France. Read more...