In his own words: 15 Quotes by Serge Gainsbourg

The iconic Serge Gainsbourg had a way with the words, never comfortable with the establishment, throughout his life he wrote beautiful memorable songs and poems that continue to influence and inspire new generations of musicians, poets and artists around the world. To celebrate his anniversary we’ve gathered together 15 memorable quotes by the man himself

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Serge Gainsbourg: A Life Dedicated to Music, Poetry, Art, Women and Controversy

Serge Gainsbourg was born on April 2, 1928, 91 years ago. He lived a lifetime dedicated to life’s best things, with high dosages of scandal and controversy mixed along with his unique genius for writing poetry and music. We look back at the life and career of this French icon.

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French song “Je T’Aime…Moin Non Plus” by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin reaches No.1 but gets censored by BBC

In 1969 BBC’s Top Of The Pops refused to air for the first time in their history the No.1 song, “Je T’Aime…Moi Non Plus” by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, the French song became one of the most censored during the 1960’s

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French Yé-Yé and Rock icon Johnny Hallyday was born on this day in 1943

The first French Rock Star, Johnny Hallyday was seen as a “national monument” in France. He emerged during the early 1960’s part of French culture and music movement Yé-Yé. With over 110 million records sold worldwide, Hallyday had a successful career that only was stopped by illness towards the end of his life

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Remembering “La Môme” Édith Piaf on her birthday

One of the most legendary singers of all time, Édith Piaf was born in Paris on this day in 1915, with songs such as “La Vie En Rose” she obtained international success and notoriety, we recap her life and career

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1960’s Fashion icon, actress and singer Jane Birkin was born on this day in 1946

Jane Birkin emerged as a model and actress from the Swinging London scene and ended up in Paris as a singer with Serge Gainsbourg where in 1969 she recorded the controversial duet “Je T’Aime…Moi Non Plus”. An icon of style and beauty, Birkin turns 71 today

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