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Music: Serge Gainsbourg

Serge Gainsbourg (born Lucien Ginsburg, 2 April 1928 – 2 March 1991) was a French singer, pianist, writer, actor, and film director.

He experienced with many genres of music, from the Chanson and jazz to pop music, electro and reggae. He was a controversial character, who wrote many erotic and polemical songs and until his death was surrounded by a lot of controversy, but was also considered as a poet and a genius, the last of the tradition of the Poètes Maudits (doomed poets) and adapted many famous poems in songs.

Had somewhat of a Broken Base during his lifetime, but since his death he is pretty much universally celebrated.

In 2010, a biopic was released: Gainsbourg.

You may know his daughter Charlotte for her acting work with Lars von Trier, in Melancholia or Antichrist.


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