"Olympia" is an EP recorded by The Maybes?. It was released on 16 October 2006 in the United Kingdom by Xtra Mile Recordings; the picture on the cover is of one of the iron statues in Antony Gormley's Another Place attraction located on Crosby Beach, Merseyside. Track Listing for CD and download formats of the EP. All songs written by The Maybes?. "The Rock'n' Roll" – 2:18 "Actions" – 3:00 "Get On The Resin" – 3:40 "Supercharge" – 4:01 The lead song from the EP, "The Rock'n' Roll", was turned into a music video to promote Olympia, it was released on online video websites such as YouTube. The music video shows home videos, live performances and photographs of the band, shown in the video are The Maybes? Band name and their slogan, "Fight for Your Mind", sprayed on the walls of different places in Liverpool. Other footage includes their neighbourhood and landmarks as well as footage from an Everton F. C. match. "Maybes?, The - Olympia" on Discogs.com "The Maybes? - Olympia MP3 Download" on 7digital.com MySpace band profile Video on YouTube
Detroit Olympia was an indoor arena that stood at 5920 Grand River Avenue in Detroit from 1927 until 1987. It was best known as the home of the Detroit Red Wings hockey team of the National Hockey League from its opening until 1979. Several Detroit businessmen organized the Detroit Hockey Club, Inc. in 1926 and purchased the Victoria Cougars hockey team, along with a site at the corner of Grand River Avenue and McGraw Street to construct an arena. In July 1926, the Detroit Hockey Club unveiled drawings for the Olympia Stadium to be built on the site; the cornerstone for the building was laid by Mayor John W. Smith on March 8, 1927; the Olympia opened on October 15, 1927. The opening event was the International Stampede and Rodeo, which ran from October 15 to October 22. Shortly thereafter, the primary tenants of the building, the NHL Cougars, began their long residence; the Cougars played their first game at the Olympia on November 22, 1927, Detroit's Johnny Sheppard scored the first goal at the new building.
However, the visiting Ottawa Senators defeated the Cougars, 2–1. The Cougars became the Falcons and in 1932, were named the Detroit Red Wings by new owner James E. Norris. In addition to the Red Wings, the Olympia was home to the Detroit Olympics International-American Hockey League minor league team in the 1930s and the NBA's Detroit Pistons from 1957 to 1961, it hosted the NBA All-Star Game in 1959 and the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship in 1977 and 1979. The Olympia was a major venue for boxing through the International Boxing Club and professional wrestling, as well as other events such as the American Legion Convention of September 21–26, 1931, addressed by President Herbert Hoover, regular visits by the Harlem Globetrotters, Ice Capades and Johnson Ice Follies, it hosted concerts by The Beatles on September 6, 1964 and August 13, 1966, as well as concerts by other popular performers and bands, including Led Zeppelin and Elvis Presley. After the NBA's Detroit Pistons moved from Cobo Arena in Detroit to the Pontiac Silverdome in suburban Pontiac in 1978, the Red Wings considered moving to the suburbs.
The neighborhood surrounding the Olympia had been in decline since the 1967 riots, two murders occurred within the building's shadow. The city of Pontiac offered the team a new arena, Red Wings owner Bruce Norris was considering the offer when the city of Detroit proposed a riverfront arena for one-half of the rent that Pontiac was seeking; the package included operational control of both the new arena, nearby Cobo Arena and the adjoining parking structures. The Red Wings accepted Detroit's offer and moved into the new Joe Louis Arena, in the middle of the 1979–80 season, on December 27, rather than at the beginning of it as planned, due to construction delays; the Olympia was considered to be a well-constructed building. Lincoln Cavalieri, general manager of Olympia Stadium, once said, "... if an atom bomb landed, I'd want to be in Olympia." Cavalieri, along with many in the Red Wings organization, was sad to leave it behind. On December 15, 1979, three days after the first event held at Joe Louis Arena, the Red Wings played their final home game at the Olympia, a 4–4 tie against the Quebec Nordiques.
Attendance at that game was 15,609. The Olympia was included in part of the celebration of the 32nd NHL All-Star Game, which took place at Joe Louis Arena on February 5, 1980; because a provision in the Wings' lease with the city of Detroit prevented the Wings from operating Olympia Stadium in competition with Joe Louis or Cobo Arenas for events, or selling the building for use as a competitive venue, the building was shuttered permanently, demolished in September 1987. However, the Olympia name lived on via the Olympia Stadium Corporation, formed by the Norrises in the 1930s as the Olympia's management company, took over the operation of Joe Louis Arena after the Wings moved there. Now known as Olympia Entertainment, it continues as the management company for "The Joe's" own replacement, Little Caesars Arena. Overhead exit signs erected in the early 1970s along the Jeffries Freeway mentioning Olympia Stadium were removed around 1980; the original OLYMPIA letters that adorned the sides of the building were placed into storage later installed in Little Caesars Arena in 2017.
The Michigan National Guard's Olympia Armory occupies the site. A historical marker is posted inside the armory commemorating the Olympia; the building was 32.6 m tall and constructed of a steel frame faced with red brick with brown terra cotta and stone trim in a Romanesque Revival style. The Grand River and McGraw facades included 13 storefronts. Near the parapet were terra cotta medallions depicting various athletes; when it opened, Olympia contained the largest indoor skating rink in the United States at 242 ft by 110 ft. The Grand River facade featured three-story arched windows with a large recessed arch in the center; the large arch was filled with black glass, however in years it was covered with wood painted with the Red Wings emblem. Topping the facade was a pediment creating a gable-shaped roof; the arena had five levels. The ground level through which patrons entered and featured a
René François Ghislain Magritte was a Belgian Surrealist artist. He became well known for creating a number of thought-provoking images. Depicting ordinary objects in an unusual context, his work is known for challenging observers' preconditioned perceptions of reality, his imagery has influenced Pop art and conceptual art. René Magritte was born in Lessines, in the province of Hainaut, Belgium, in 1898, he was the oldest son of Léopold Magritte, a tailor and textile merchant, Régina, a milliner before she got married. Little is known about Magritte's early life, he began lessons in drawing in 1910. On 12 March 1912, his mother committed suicide by drowning herself in the River Sambre; this was not her first attempt at taking her own life. One day she escaped, was missing for days, her body was discovered a mile or so down the nearby river. According to a legend, 13-year-old Magritte was present when her body was retrieved from the water, but recent research has discredited this story, which may have originated with the family nurse.
When his mother was found, her dress was covering her face, an image, suggested as the source of several of Magritte's paintings in 1927–1928 of people with cloth obscuring their faces, including Les Amants. Magritte's earliest paintings, which date from about 1915, were Impressionistic in style. From 1916 to 1918, he studied at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, under Constant Montald, but found the instruction uninspiring; the paintings he produced during the years 1918–1924 were influenced by Futurism and by the figurative Cubism of Metzinger. From December 1920 until September 1921, Magritte served in the Belgian infantry in the Flemish town of Beverlo near Leopoldsburg. In 1922, Magritte married Georgette Berger, whom he had met as a child in 1913, it was during that year that the poet Marcel Lecomte showed Magritte a reproduction of Giorgio de Chirico's "The Song of Love". The work brought Magritte to tears. In 1926, Magritte produced his first surreal painting, The Lost Jockey, held his first solo exhibition in Brussels in 1927.
Critics heaped abuse on the exhibition. Depressed by the failure, he moved to Paris where he became friends with André Breton and became involved in the Surrealist group. An illusionistic, dream-like quality is characteristic of Magritte's version of Surrealism, he became a leading member of the movement, remained in Paris for three years. In 1929 he exhibited at Goemans Gallery in Paris with Salvador Dalí, Jean Arp, de Chirico, Max Ernst, Joan Miró, Picabia and Yves Tanguy. On 15 December 1929 he participated in the last publication of La Revolution Surrealiste No. 12, where he published his essay "Les mots et les images", where words play with images in sync with his work The Treachery of images. Galerie Le Centaure closed at the end of 1929. Having made little impact in Paris, Magritte returned to Brussels in 1930 and resumed working in advertising, he and his brother, formed an agency which earned him a living wage. In 1932, Magritte joined the Communist Party, which he would periodically leave and rejoin for several years.
In 1936 he had his first solo exhibition in the United States at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York, followed by an exposition at the London Gallery in 1938. During the early stages of his career, the British surrealist patron Edward James allowed Magritte to stay rent-free in his London home, where Magritte studied architecture and painted. James is featured in two of Magritte's works painted in 1937, Le Principe du Plaisir and La Reproduction Interdite, a painting known as Not to Be Reproduced. During the German occupation of Belgium in World War II he remained in Brussels, which led to a break with Breton, he adopted a colorful, painterly style in 1943–44, an interlude known as his "Renoir period", as a reaction to his feelings of alienation and abandonment that came with living in German-occupied Belgium. In 1946, renouncing the violence and pessimism of his earlier work, he joined several other Belgian artists in signing the manifesto Surrealism in Full Sunlight. During 1947 -- 48, Magritte's "Vache period," he painted in crude Fauve style.
During this time, Magritte supported himself through the production of fake Picassos, de Chiricos—a fraudulent repertoire he was to expand into the printing of forged banknotes during the lean postwar period. This venture was undertaken alongside his brother Paul and fellow Surrealist and "surrogate son" Marcel Mariën, to whom had fallen the task of selling the forgeries. At the end of 1948, Magritte returned to the style and themes of his pre-war surrealistic art. In France, Magritte's work has been showcased in a number of retrospective exhibitions, most at the Centre Georges Pompidou. In the United States his work has been featured in three retrospective exhibitions: at the Museum of Modern Art in 1965, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1992, again at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2013. An exhibition entitled "The Fifth Season" at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2018 focused on the work of his years. Politically, Magritte stood to the left, r
Mr. Olympia is the title awarded to the winner of the professional men's bodybuilding contest at Joe Weider's Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend—an international bodybuilding competition, held annually by the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness. Joe Weider created the contest to enable the Mr. Universe winners to continue competing and to earn money; the first Mr. Olympia was held on September 18, 1965, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City, with Larry Scott winning his first of two straight titles; the record number of wins is eight each by Ronnie Coleman. Shawn Rhoden holds the title; the film Pumping Iron featured the buildup to the 1975 Mr. Olympia in Pretoria South Africa and helped launch the acting careers of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno. There is a female bodybuilder crowned, Ms. Olympia, as well as winners of Fitness Olympia and Figure Olympia for fitness and figure competitors. All four contests occur during the same weekend. From 1994 to 2003, again in 2012, a Masters Olympia was crowned.
The 1965 and 1966 Mr. Olympia were won by a famous bodybuilder of the time. Scott subsequently retired after his 1966 victory. Harold Poole holds two Mr. Olympia distinctions: one is that he is the youngest competitor to have participated in the Olympia—in 1965 he competed in the first Mr. Olympia at the age of 21, he was runner-up in the 1966 shows. The 1967 Mr. Olympia, won by Sergio Oliva, heralded a new era in bodybuilding competition. At 5 ft 10 ins and 240 lbs Oliva, nicknamed "The Myth", displayed an unforeseen level of muscle mass and definition, including a "V" shape of a large and a well-formed upper-body that tapered down to a narrow waist. Oliva would go on to win the Mr. Olympia competition in 1967, 1968, 1969—where he would defeat Arnold Schwarzenegger four to three, marking Schwarzenegger's only loss in a Mr. Olympia competition. Schwarzenegger defeated Oliva at the 1970 Mr. Olympia after finishing second the year before, won in 1971, he defeated Oliva again in 1972, went on to win the next three Mr. Olympia competitions, including the 1975 edition, highlighted in the 1977 docudrama Pumping Iron and featured other notable bodybuilders such as Lou Ferrigno, Serge Nubret, Franco Columbu, who would go on to win the 1976 and 1981 competitions.
From 1974 until 1979, a dual weight division system was used, splitting competitors into two categories: "Heavyweights" and "Lightweights". The winners of each division would compete against each other to decide an overall champion. After winning the 1975 competition, Schwarzenegger announced his retirement from competitive bodybuilding. Frank Zane won the 1977, 1978, 1979 competitions. While not as physically massive as previous competitors such as Schwarzenegger, Oliva, or Ferrigno, Zane developed his physique to highlight symmetry aesthetics and definition; as such, Zane was able to defeat opponents who exceeded his own muscle-mass but lacked his level of muscular definition. 1977 was the first year. In 1980, Schwarzenegger came out of retirement to win the Olympia yet again, after a five years hiatus. Schwarzenegger had been a late entry into the competition, his competitors did not know of his intentions to compete; this seventh victory was controversial, as most fellow competitors and observers felt that he lacked both muscle mass and conditioning, shouldn't have won over Chris Dickerson or Mike Mentzer.
Several athletes vowed to boycott the contest the following year, Mentzer retired for good. The following year, Franco Columbu was victorious for the second time. Chris Dickerson won his only title in 1982, Samir Bannout won his only title in 1983. In 1984 Lee Haney won the first of 8 straight Mr. Olympia titles. Haney retired from competitive bodybuilding after his last Mr. Olympia victory in 1991. Having placed second to Haney the previous year, Dorian Yates won the competition six straight times from 1992 until 1997. Dorian is given credit for revolutionizing the sport during his reign as Mr. Olympia by combining larger mass than seen before with what was dubbed "granite hardness"; the 1990s were given the nickname "The Growth Hormone era". Dorian was the first Mr. Olympian to experiment with the hormone, which had succeeding bodybuilders packed with size. Subsequently, judging in professional bodybuilding competitions started placing greater emphasis on muscle mass, with many bodybuilding traditionalists commenting that muscle mass had now become the most important factor to winning greater than that of symmetry and proportion.
Yates retired from competitive bodybuilding after his 1997 victory, having accumulated several injuries. Kenneth “Flex” Wheeler seemed to be the heir apparent, but Ronnie Coleman, who placed 9th in 1997, surprised everyone with a much improved physique in 1998, winning the first of 8 consecutive titles. In 1994 Joe Weider decided to add a separate Masters Olympia competition for professional bodybuilders to continue to compete at the highest levels in their years. Ronnie Coleman won the Mr. Olympia competition eight consecutive times, tying the record set by Lee Haney. Coleman returned in 2006 to defend his title but instead placed second to Jay Cutler, who won his first title after four consecutive years of finishing second to Coleman. Cutler defended his title in 2007. Coleman announced his retirement from competition. In 2008, Dexter Jackson defeated Jay Cutler and becam
Olympia Theatre, Dublin
The Olympia Theatre is a concert hall and theatre venue in Dublin, located in Dame Street. The venue has played host to many well-known international artists down through the years such as Adele, Charlie Chaplin, Billy Connolly, David Bowie and Hardy, Gary Numan and the best of Irish talent like Westlife and its lead vocalists Shane Filan and Mark Feehily. Dublin's Olympia Theatre started out as The Star of Erin Music Hall in 1879; the theatre was built on the site of a former saloon and music hall called Connell's Monster Saloon in 1855. It was renamed Dan Lowrey's Music Hall in 1881. In 1889 it was renamed again, this time to Dan Lowrey's Palace of Varieties, it was designated its present-day title in 1923. The venue has hosted both domestic and international acts, including: Adele, Barenaked Ladies, David Bowie, Charlie Chaplin, Billy Connolly, Chris Cornell and the Machine, Foo Fighters, Kraftwerk and Hardy, Gary Numan, The Coronas, The Killers, The Script, Vulfpeck. Tom Waits recorded his live version of "The Piano Has Been Drinking" here, released in 1981 on the Bounced Checks compilation.
Comedian and actor Dermot Morgan recorded Dermot Morgan Live here on 16 April 1994. The 1995 film An Awfully Big Adventure shot a number of scenes at the theatre. R. E. M. Held a five-night residency at the venue in the summer of 2007 and used those sessions for their 2009 album Live at the Olympia. Kris Kristofferson recorded a live set at the Olympia for the special edition of his 2009 album Closer to the Bone. Erasure played two consecutive sold-out shows at the Olympia during their Total Pop! Tour in June 2011, recording footage used for the video of their single "When I Start To"; the band played again in this venue in 2014 for two consecutive sold-out nights and in 2018 for three consecutive nights. Tori Amos played her first European gig in the Olympia. In September 2015, Sweden's Eurovision Song Contest winner Måns Zelmerlöw kicked off a 17-date European tour at the venue. Paramore kicked off their European tour of their new album After Laughter from this theatre in June 2017. On May 28 2018 American pop group Why Don’t We played their first Irish gig in the Olympia and it sold out within the first few weeks of sale The Olympia, along with Dublin's Gaiety Theatre and The Helix Theatre, presents an annual Christmas pantomime.
Its most recent productions have been Aladdin, Cinderella and the Beanstalk, Robin Hood and a revival of Cinderella which starred Jedward as the Fairy Godbrothers. In 2011, the Olympia pantomime featured Jedward once more in the Beanstalk. In November 1974, the Olympia was forced to close following major structural damage when parts of the proscenium arch and the ceiling above collapsed during a break in rehearsals for a production of West Side Story; the possibility of demolishing the building was considered by the owners. The theatre was restored and redecorated, allowing it to reopen on 14 March 1977. In November 2004, a truck reversing on Dame Street crashed into the front of the Olympia, damaging the building. A cast-iron and glass canopy from the 1890s, by the Saracen Foundry in Glasgow, was demolished during the accident but has since been restored. In 2016, the theatre was again refurbished; this time the building was refurbished at a cost of over €4 million with the venue remaining open during renovation work.
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Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of 105 square kilometres and an official estimated population of 2,140,526 residents as of 1 January 2019. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, commerce, fashion and the arts; the City of Paris is the centre and seat of government of the Île-de-France, or Paris Region, which has an estimated official 2019 population of 12,213,364, or about 18 percent of the population of France. The Paris Region had a GDP of €681 billion in 2016, accounting for 31 percent of the GDP of France, was the 5th largest region by GDP in the world. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Worldwide Cost of Living Survey in 2018, Paris was the second most expensive city in the world, after Singapore, ahead of Zurich, Hong Kong and Geneva. Another source ranked Paris as most expensive, on a par with Singapore and Hong-Kong, in 2018; the city is a major rail and air-transport hub served by two international airports: Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly.
Opened in 1900, the city's subway system, the Paris Métro, serves 5.23 million passengers daily, is the second busiest metro system in Europe after Moscow Metro. Gare du Nord is the 24th busiest railway station in the world, the first located outside Japan, with 262 million passengers in 2015. Paris is known for its museums and architectural landmarks: the Louvre was the most visited art museum in the world in 2018, with 10.2 million visitors. The Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie are noted for their collections of French Impressionist art, the Pompidou Centre Musée National d'Art Moderne has the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe; the historical district along the Seine in the city centre is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site. Popular landmarks in the centre of the city include the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris and the Gothic royal chapel of Sainte-Chapelle, both on the Île de la Cité. Paris received 23 million visitors in 2017, measured by hotel stays, with the largest numbers of foreign visitors coming from the United States, the UK, Germany and China.
It was ranked as the third most visited travel destination in the world in 2017, after Bangkok and London. The football club Paris Saint-Germain and the rugby union club Stade Français are based in Paris; the 80,000-seat Stade de France, built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, is located just north of Paris in the neighbouring commune of Saint-Denis. Paris hosts the annual French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament on the red clay of Roland Garros. Paris will host the 2024 Summer Olympics; the 1938 and 1998 FIFA World Cups, the 2007 Rugby World Cup, the 1960, 1984, 2016 UEFA European Championships were held in the city and, every July, the Tour de France bicycle race finishes there. The name "Paris" is derived from the Celtic Parisii tribe; the city's name is not related to the Paris of Greek mythology. Paris is referred to as the City of Light, both because of its leading role during the Age of Enlightenment and more because Paris was one of the first large European cities to use gas street lighting on a grand scale on its boulevards and monuments.
Gas lights were installed on the Place du Carousel, Rue de Rivoli and Place Vendome in 1829. By 1857, the Grand boulevards were lit. By the 1860s, the boulevards and streets of Paris were illuminated by 56,000 gas lamps. Since the late 19th century, Paris has been known as Panam in French slang. Inhabitants are known in French as Parisiens, they are pejoratively called Parigots. The Parisii, a sub-tribe of the Celtic Senones, inhabited the Paris area from around the middle of the 3rd century BC. One of the area's major north–south trade routes crossed the Seine on the île de la Cité; the Parisii minted their own coins for that purpose. The Romans began their settlement on Paris' Left Bank; the Roman town was called Lutetia. It became a prosperous city with a forum, temples, an amphitheatre. By the end of the Western Roman Empire, the town was known as Parisius, a Latin name that would become Paris in French. Christianity was introduced in the middle of the 3rd century AD by Saint Denis, the first Bishop of Paris: according to legend, when he refused to renounce his faith before the Roman occupiers, he was beheaded on the hill which became known as Mons Martyrum "Montmartre", from where he walked headless to the north of the city.
Clovis the Frank, the first king of the Merovingian dynasty, made the city his capital from 508. As the Frankish domination of Gaul began, there was a gradual immigration by the Franks to Paris and the Parisian Francien dialects were born. Fortification of the Île-de-la-Citie failed to avert sacking by Vikings in 845, but Paris' strategic importance—with its bridges prevent
The Olympia Bruno Coquatrix is a concert venue in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, located at 28 Boulevard des Capucines distancing Madeleine church and Opéra Garnier, 300 metres north of Vendôme square. Its closest métro/RER stations are Opéra, Havre -- Caumartin and Auber; the hall was opened in 1888 by the co-creators of the Moulin Rouge venue, saw many opera and music hall performances. Theatrical performances declined in the early 20th century and the Olympia was converted into a cinema, before re-opening as a venue in 1954. Since the 1960s, it has been a popular venue for rock bands; the Olympia was nearly demolished in the early 1990s, but saved by a preservation order and extensive reconstruction, remains a popular venue. Co-Founded in 1888, by Joseph Oller and Charles Zidler, the co-creators of the Moulin Rouge, today recognizable by its giant red glowing letters announcing its name, it opened in 1889 as the Montagnes Russes but was renamed the Olympia in 1893. Besides musicians, the Olympia played host to a variety of entertainment including circuses and operettas.
However, following a steady decline in appearances by the great stars, from 1929 until 1944 it served as a cinema. It may have opened as a music hall under the German occupation of France during World War II, but in 1945 after the Liberation, it was a music hall free to Allied troops in uniform. Attendees had to listen to the playing of four national anthems before the varied programs that always ended with a spirited can-can dance. Thereafter, at times it may have reverted to movies again until Bruno Coquatrix revived it as a music hall with a grand re-opening in February 1954. After his death, it went into another slow decline and was in danger of being torn down and turned into a parking lot but on 7 January 1993, France's Minister of Culture, Jack Lang issued a preservation order for the Olympia that resulted in two years of construction work to rebuild a perfect replica of the façade and the grandeur of its famous red interior. Édith Piaf achieved great acclaim at the Olympia giving several series of recitals from January 1955 until October 1962.
Dalida was the most commercially successful solo performer at the Olympia. Her first performance in the hall was in early 1956 at auditions held by Eddie Barclay and Bruno Coquatrix, it was when she was discovered and chosen to sign a contract. That year she supported Charles Aznavour for his concert, her own first concert there was in 1959. After that she would perform in Olympia every three to four years, singing for 30 nights in row sold-out in 1961, 1964, 1967, 1971, 1974, 1977, 1981, her last Olympia appearance was in 1981, in 1983 the hall went bankrupt. Releasing Olympia 67 after her 1967 Olympia concert, she started releasing albums named for Olympia concerts, a style followed by other singers, she continued doing that until her last concert in Olympia, Olympia 81. Olympia 71, Olympia 74, Olympia 77 are live albums. Before going to America, the Beatles performed eighteen days of concerts at the Olympia Theatre, playing two and sometimes three shows a day, they were staying at the Hotel George V and after returning at the end of their first day, they were told that "I Want To Hold Your Hand" had reached number one in America.
Jeff Buckley, long an admirer of Piaf, gave what he considered the finest performance of his career there in 1995, released in 2001 on Live at L'Olympia. Jacques Brel's 1961 and 1964 concerts at L'Olympia are legendary and preserved to this day on new CD releases. Marlene Dietrich's 1962 Olympia concert was broadcast. On 3–4 May 1972 the Grateful Dead played two concerts here as part of their first major European tour. Both shows were recorded and songs from each were released on their 1972 live album Europe'72. Dave Gahan's performance was released on Live Monsters. On 30 November 2017, Olympia was used for movie projection again, with the premiere of the biopic Dalida; the screening was broadcast live by several television stations. Inaugurated by the biggest star in France at the time, singer/dancer La Goulue, the venue has showcased a wide variety of performers, including French acts such as Dalida, Alan Stivell, Nolwenn Leroy, Édith Piaf, Léo Ferré, Charles Aznavour, Grégory Lemarchal, Joe Dassin, Chimène Badi, Julie Pietri, Gilbert Bécaud, Jacques Brel, Yves Montand, Johnny Hallyday, Mireille Mathieu, Barbara, Véronique Sanson, Charles Trenet, Yvonne Printemps, Michel Polnareff, many others.
International stars have included Nana Mouskouri, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lili Ivanova, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, The Cure, Lindsey Stirling, Lana Del Rey, Fally Ipupa, Tokio Hotel, Violetta Villas, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, David Bowie, Black Sabbath, Judy Garland, Miles Davis, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Gary Moore, Umm Kulthum, Fairouz, Majida El Roumi, Najwa Karam, Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Janet Jackson, Björk, Tori Amos, Abdel Halim Hafez, Free, The Jackson 5, Jorge Ben, Liza Minnelli, Lara Fabian, Lluís Llach, Jethro Tull, Amália Rodrigues, Iggy Pop, Led Zeppelin, Linda de Suza, Josephine Baker, Celine Dion, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Nelly Furtado, Tony Carreira, Arctic Monkeys, James Brown and Ahlam, Tereza Kesovija, Oliver Dragojević, Midnight Oil, The Rolling Stones, Il Volo, Ajda Pekkan, Bülent Ersoy, Beady Eye, Olivera Katarina, Norah Jones, Monsta X, Aretha Franklin and The Pogues, among many others. SourcesJean-Michel Boris, Jean-François Brieu, Eric Didi: Olympia Bruno Coquatrix, 50 ans de Mu