During the 60s, he created a series of rock and roll radio show designed after ‘Dick Clark’s American Bandstand’, and named it ‘Salut Les Copains’. The show became successful that he launched a magazine with the same name. After that, he also launched several other magazines, and bought many others.
His inclination to Surrealism made him publish books about many artists. Many of these artists joined dinner celebrations at his apartment in Paris. He collected many works by different Surrealists, and possessed the world’s biggest private of collection of Joseph Cornell’s boxes.
In the year 1981, he bought Hachette magazines, with the help of his friend Jean-Luc Lagardere, including the French TV Guide, and the Elle magazine. Then, Elle was launched in the US. After that, Lagardere and Filipacchi expanded Hachette Filipacchi Magazines the US by purchasing Diamandis Communications Inc. (previously CBS magazines), including Car and Driver, Woman’s Day, Road and Track, Flying, Boating, and several others.
Daniel Filipacchi has three children, namely Craig, Mimi, and Amanda Filipacchi – the American novelist.
He and Tenot organised some tours, including all expert jazz musicians, in Europe and France. He also became a record producer, and founded the Mood Records. In 1970, he founded Warner (France).
Date of Birth: 1928
Place of Birth: Paris
Daniel Filipacchi is Hachette Filipacchi Médias’ Chairman Emeritus. He has been known for his passionate work in photography, art collecting and jazz. In France, he is widely known as the host of ‘Salut les Copains’, the most famous radio music show during the 1960s. As a photographer, he bought the Paris Match magazine and turned it into one of the most successful and well-loved publications in France. For many years, Filipacchi expanded the media empire of Hachette Filipacchi. He became well-known for being one of the world’s experts, and also a collector of, in Surrealist art. His collections of Surrealist art received a major exhibit in 1999 at the Guggenheim in New York.
Daniel studied at a French public school until the start of World War II. After that, he never attended any school again and began to self-educate. At the age of 13, he worked as an apprentice typesetter in a printing office that specialised in clandestine works.
At the age of 27, when he was recognised as an expert jazz player, he was recruited to host a show on the radio the day Charlie Parker died in 1955. The show became successful that he was requested to host a radio jazz every day, with Franck Tenot. Because of the success of the show, Daniel bought Jazz Magazine, which began their business of publishing.
Name: Daniel Filipacchi