Jean Michel Jarre is now a doctor

"Nurse, hand me my vocoder"
"Nurse, hand me my vocoder"

Jean Michel Jarre is the latest musician to be awarded an honorary doctorate.

He was given the title by the Russian Academy of Sciences to recognise his "outstanding contribution to the promotion of music as a culture and his commitment to protecting the environment".

Jarre received his doctorate in front of students and members of the Russian press. He was then treated to a tribute concert by the university orchestra and choir.

Earlier this year, Led Zeppelin guitarist (or should that be former Led Zeppelin guitarist?) Jimmy Page was given an honorary degree by The University of Surrey in the UK.

More recently, waning R&B star Craig David was made a Doctor of Music by Southampton Solent University.

(Via Synthtopia)

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.