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Serge Gainsbourg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Serge Gainsbourg (born Lucien Ginsburg. 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. 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 5. He has also gained a cult following in the English- speaking world, with numerous artists influenced by his arrangements. Biography. The identifying yellow star Jews were required to wear became a symbol and haunted Gainsbourg and which in later years he was able to transmute into creative inspiration.
During the occupation, the Jewish Ginsburg family was able to make their way from Paris to Limoges, traveling under false papers. Limoges was in the Zone libre under the administration of the collaborationist Vichy government and still a perilous refuge for Jews. After the war, Gainsbourg obtained work teaching music and drawing in a school outside of Paris, in Mesnil- Le- Roi. The school was set up under the auspices of local rabbis, for the orphaned children of murdered deportees. Here Gainsbourg heard the accounts of Nazi persecution and genocide, stories that resonated for Gainsbourg far into the future.
He married a second time on 7 January 1. Fran. 2. 8 July 1.
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Their relationship lasted over a decade. Although many sources state that they were married.
Birkin left Gainsbourg when pregnant with her third daughter Lou by the film director Jacques Doillon. In 1. 98. 6, they had a son, Lucien (known as Lulu). Arnaud offered to sing and even record such songs, and propelled his early career. Later Gainsbourg began to move beyond this and experiment with a succession of musical styles: modern jazz early on, y.
Gainsbourg describes this chore as so monotonous, that the man eventually thinks of putting a hole into his own head and being buried in another. By the time the y. During this period, Gainsbourg began working with Greco, a collaboration that lasted throughout the 'Left Bank' period culminating in the song La Javanaise in the fall of 1.
He performed a few duets in 1. Philippe Clay, with whom he shared some resemblance. Around this time, Gainsbourg met Elek Bacsik and Michel Gaudry and asked them to make a record with him. This would become Confidentiel, which exuded a modern jazz aesthetic that pleased Gainsbourg, despite knowing that such a sound would not allow him access to success.
The album sold only 1,5. The decision was taken right upon leaving the studio: . Still, his next album, Gainsbourg Percussions, inspired by the rhythms and melodies of Miriam Makeba and Babatunde Olatunji, was a world away from the y. Performed by French teen and charming singer France Gall, it won first prize. The song was recorded in English as . Whereas Gall thought that the song was about a girl enjoying lollipops, it was actually about oral sex.
The controversy arising from the song, although a big hit for Gall, threw her career off- track in France for several years. Gainsbourg arranged other Gall songs and LPs that were characteristic of the late 1. Gall's 1. 96. 8 album.
Another one of Serge's songs Boum Bada Boum, was entered by Monaco in the 1. Minouche Barelli; it came fifth. He also wrote hit songs for other artists, such as Comment Te Dire Adieu for Fran.
The song appeared that year on an LP, Jane Birkin/Serge Gainsbourg. Originally recorded with Brigitte Bardot, it was released with his future girlfriend Birkin when Bardot backed out. While Gainsbourg declared it the . The Vatican made a public statement citing the song as offensive. Despite (or perhaps because of) the controversy, it sold well and charted within the top ten in many European countries.
The 1. 97. 0s. This concept album, produced and arranged by Jean- Claude Vannier, tells the story of a Lolita- esque affair, with Gainsbourg as the narrator. It features prominent string arrangements and even a massed choir at its tragic climax. The album has proven influential with artists such as Air, David Holmes, Jarvis Cocker, Beck and Dan the Automator. Gainsbourg used black comedy, as he and his family had suffered during World War II, being forced to wear the yellow star as the mark of a Jew.
Rock Around the Bunker belonged to the mid- 1. Cabbage- Head Man is one of his nicknames, as it refers to his ears. He would go on to produce two reggae albums recorded in Jamaica (1. New York (1. 98. 4 and 1. In Jamaica in 1. 97.
Following harsh and anti- semitic criticism in right- wing newspaper Le Figaro by Charles de Gaulle biographer Michel Droit, his song earned him death threats from right- wing veteran soldiers of the Algerian War of Independence, who were opposed to their national anthem being arranged in reggae style. In 1. 97. 9, a show had to be cancelled, because an angry mob of French Army parachutists came to demonstrate in the audience.
Alone onstage, Gainsbourg raised his fist and answered . The soldiers joined them, a scene enjoyed by millions as French TV news broadcast it, creating more publicity. Shortly afterward, Gainsbourg bought the original manuscript of . He replied to his critics that his version was, in fact, closer to the original as the manuscript clearly shows the words .
This fine album, described by legendary drummer Sly Dunbar as . Bob Marley was furious, when he discovered that Gainsbourg made his wife Rita sing erotic lyrics. Although belatedly, Aux Armes Et C. The album, although now considered a masterpiece by French critics, was a commercial failure. His appearances seemed devoted to his controversial sense of humour and provocation. In March 1. 98. 4, he burned three- quarters of a 5.
French franc bill on television to protest against taxes raising up to 7. Gainsbourg spat out at her, . The title demonstrates Gainsbourg's love for puns . While on stage he began to tell an obscene story about Brigitte Bardot and a champagne bottle, only to stagger offstage and collapse in a nearby seat. He had to undergo liver surgery but denied any connection to cancer or cirrhosis. His appearances and releases became sparser as he had to rest and recover in Vezelay.
During these final years, he released Love on the Beat, a controversial electronic album with mostly sexual themes in the lyrics and his last studio album, You're Under Arrest, presented more synth- driven songs. In 1. 96. 0, he co- starred with Rhonda Fleming in the Italian film La rivolta degli schiavi (The Revolt of the Slaves) as Corvino, the Roman Emperor Massimiano's evil henchman.
In 1. 96. 8 he wrote music for and appeared as himself in Le Pacha directed by Georges Lautner. In 1. 96. 9, he appeared in William Klein's pop art satire Mr. Freedom, and in the same year he starred with Jane Birkin in Les Chemins de Katmandou (The Pleasure Pit). They acted together again in Cannabis the following year, and again in Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye in 1.
Birkin in Herbert Vesely's 1. Egon Schiele . He co- starred alongside Birkin in the French film Slogan for which he wrote the title song . Also with Birkin, he acted in the French- Yugoslav film Devetnaest djevojaka i jedan mornar (fr) (1.
Directing. Gainsbourg directed five movies: Je t'aime moi non plus, Le Physique et le Figur. In 1. 99. 6, he received a posthumous C.
He was buried in the Jewish section of the Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris. French President Fran. He elevated the song to the level of art. He has also gained a following in the English- speaking world, with numerous artists influenced by his arrangements. One of the most frequent interpreters of Gainsbourg's songs was British singer Petula Clark whose success in France was propelled by her recordings of his tunes.
In 2. 00. 3, she wrote and recorded La Chanson de Gainsbourg as a tribute to the composer of some of her biggest hits. The outside of the house is covered in graffiti dedicated to Gainsbourg as well as with photographs of significant figures in his life including Bardot and Birkin. Gainsbourg is portrayed by Eric Elmosnino and Kacey Mottet Klein. They appeared, with new French lyrics but otherwise identical in rhythm, melody and overall sound, as . It was performed by Brazilian Samba Big Band Orquestra Imperial, having French maestro Jean- Claude Vannier, English singer Jane Birkin and Brazilian musician and singer Caetano Veloso as special guests. Steve Wynn (formerly of The Dream Syndicate) recorded . Of particular note is .
In 2. 00. 3, she sampled . Renegade Soundwave released . The album includes covers by John Zorn, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Mike Patton, Fred Frith, Ikue Mori, Marc Ribot and Cyro Baptista. On the HBO show Flight of the Conchords, the sequence for the song .
So did Barry Adamson with Anita in 1. The Negro inside Me with . The album consisted of specially- recorded English- language cover versions of Gainsbourg's songs, recorded by artists as diverse as Franz Ferdinand, Portishead, Placebo, Marc Almond, Michael Stipe, Cat Power, Karen Elson, Jarvis Cocker, Kid Loco, Faultline, Fran. It is present in his 2. No Meio da Chuva Eu Grito . A two- CD highlights collection, also called De Gainsbourg . The box was reissued in 1.
Love on the Beat (1. You're Under Arrest (1. Gainsbourg Forever (2. Mercury)An 1. 8- CD box issued to mark the tenth anniversary of Gainsbourg's death containing each of his sixteen studio albums and the EP Essais Pour Signature (1. CD), plus a disc of rarities, In. A separate 3- CD box, Le Cin. The first sixteen discs contain his studio albums and related tracks.
They are followed by a disc of singles, a disc of television and radio recordings, and two discs of film music. Albums written for other artists. However, Ginsburg is the name engraved on Gainsbourg's grave, and . Retrieved 2. 5 January 2. Notablebiographies. Retrieved 2. 5 January 2.
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