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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Goodbye Jane B.

With a contrast of a boyish body together with female style and beauty, Jane Birkin became famous during the late 1960′ where she first emerged as a model and actress from the Swinging London scene and ended up in Paris as a singer, muse and partner of Serge Gainsbourg. She passed away on the morning of July 17th in Paris at age 76. The world loses an absolute cultural icon

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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, 95 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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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 76 today

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French Pop: From Music Hall to Yé-Yé by Gareth Jones, an exceptional and indispensable book

Few books can serve as both an enjoyable reading experience and a reference guide such as this one, a thorough investigation and documentation of the history of French Pop music, which is also the story of the modern music industry

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