Serge Gainsbourg

Serge Gainsbourg

 

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Serge Gainsbourg (born Lucien Ginsburg;[5] French pronunciation: ​[sɛʁʒ ɡɛ̃sbuʁ]; 2 April 1928 – 2 March 1991)[1] was a French singer, songwriter, pianist, film composer, poet, painter, screenwriter, writer, actor, and director.[6] Regarded as one of the most important figures in French popular music, he was renowned for his often provocative and scandalous releases,[7][8] as well as his diverse artistic output, which embodied genres ranging from jazz, mambo, world, chanson, pop and yé-yé, to rock and roll, progressive rock, reggae, electronic, disco, new wave, and funk. Gainsbourg's varied musical style and individuality make him difficult to categorize although his legacy has been firmly established and he is often regarded as one of the world's most influential popular musicians.[9]

His lyrical work incorporated a vast amount of clever word play to hoodwink the listener, often for humorous, provocative, satirical or subversive reasons. Common types of word play in his songs include mondegreen, onomatopoeia, rhyme, spoonerism, dysphemism, paraprosdokian and pun. Through the course of his career, Gainsbourg wrote over 550 songs,[10][11] which have been covered more than a thousand times by a wide range of artists.[12] Since his death, Gainsbourg's music has reached legendary stature in France. He has also gained a cult following in the English-speaking world, with numerous artists influenced by his arrangements.

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Highlights10

Best Of
Album
Best Of is an album by musical artist Serge Gainsbourg, released on May 19, 2017.
RTL & BD Music Present Serge Gainsbourg
Album
RTL & BD Music Present Serge Gainsbourg is an album by musical artist Serge Gainsbourg, released on January 2, 2017.
Anthologie de la chanson française
Album
Anthologie de la chanson française is an album by musical artist Serge Gainsbourg, released on December 23, 2016.
Je t'aime... moi non plus
 
"Je t'aime… moi non plus" is a French duet written by Serge Gainsbourg.

Photos - Serge Gainsbourg75

Popular Albums61

Album Appearances & References51

Popular Songs7

Song Appearances & References10

Musical Groups1

Films8

Films Directed3

Film Scores1

Collaborators & Influencers16

Other Music-Related Relationships26

Other Film-Related Relationships1

Personal & Professional Relationships3

Awards & Nominations1

Famous Relatives1

You May Also Be Interested In27

Videos7

Spotify - Albums & Singles138

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On29

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles6

Style Heroes: Serge Gainsbourg
  –  June 30, 2017
Serge Gainsbourg with fellow actor Daniel Gelin in the film Slogan ... Gainsbourg exchanged his suit ensemble for attire that better reflected his rock musician lifestyle. Similar to his English counterpart Mick Jagger, Serge often donned a loose-fitting ...
Unfinished sympathy: Jane Birkin on Serge Gainsbourg
  –  June 21, 2017
Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin on the set of L'invité du Dimanche ... In the UK, the passion of their relationship was captured in the orgasmic disco of Je T’Aime (Moi Non Plus) – a tune originally recorded by Brigitte Bardot. Gainsbourg had a ...
Music to Oppo to: Serge Gainsbourg, "Ford Mustang"
  –  June 3, 2017
Well it appears the Charger is about to get one more form without a doubt now. Whether it’s some fenders or a new… As we approach the four-year anniversary of the crash of Asiana Flight 214 at San Francisco, security camera footage of…
Style Heroes: Serge Gainsbourg
  –  June 30, 2017
This look epitomises his nonchalant attitude with undone cuffs and cigarette in hand, circa 1967. Serge Gainsbourg with fellow actor Daniel Gelin in the film Slogan, 1969. Photo by United Archives GmbH/Alamy Stock Photo. Moving into the ‘70s, as his ...
Unfinished sympathy: Jane Birkin on Serge Gainsbourg
  –  June 21, 2017
Since his death in 1991, singer and actor Jane Birkin has continued to revisit the songs of Serge Gainsbourg and their turbulent relationship. With a new album of symphonic Gainsbourg songs, ALASTAIR McKAY finds her still the guardian of his legacy and ...
De Serge Gainsbourg a Gainsbarre [3 CD]
  –  May 29, 2017
Serge Gainsbourg, born Lucien Ginsburg (French pronunciation: [sɛʁʒ ɡɛ̃sbuʁ]; 2 April 1928 – 2 March 1991) was a French singer, songwriter, poet, composer, artist, actor and director. Regarded as one of the most important figures in French ...

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