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Serge Gainsbourg

Serge Gainsbourg

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Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg: Jane Sighs Her Way To Charts!

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 23 August 1969

IT'S ALL VERY well for people to scream and shout that the BBC won't play their records enough, thus giving them no chance of becoming ...

Deep Breathing: Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg (Fontana)

Review by uncredited writer, New Musical Express, 6 September 1969

THE DEEP-BREATHING GIRL, Jane Birkin, gets the boys breathless with her panting contributions to the lovely tune and deep-voiced singing of Serge Gainsbourg in 'Je ...

At Home with Sounds of Love star Jane

Report by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 27 September 1969

IT'S ALL VERY well to have a public image of a fun-loving, "anything goes" girl about town, but in private life things can be very ...

Jane Birkin: That Was The Week That Was...

Report by uncredited writer, Record Mirror, 18 October 1969

JANE BIRKIN: the inside story of what happened when the BBC found her at Number One... and the BBC-TV programme that played the record with ...

Banned — Why?: What Turns Censors On…

Report by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, 21 February 1976

It's Donna Summer at the moment, but the Beatles, Stones even Lena Horne have all run into radio censorship. So this week, MM examines that ...

Old Cabbage Head Is Back: Serge Gainsbourg

Retrospective by Paul Gorman, MOJO, August 1996

"I WOULD LIKE to fuck 'er." With these six words, slurred in the heaviest of French accents, Serge Gainsbourg sealed his reputation as the scourge ...

Serge Gainsbourg: A Rake's Progress

Retrospective by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, January 2001

IF YOU WALK into the Montparnasse cemetery, the first thing you see is the enormous stone double bed where Charles Pigeon – the inventor of ...

Jane Birkin: A Legend In Her Own T'aime

Profile and Interview by Stephen Dalton, Times, The, 12 February 2001

IN 1969, JANE BIRKIN shocked the world. Now her heavy breathing is back. ...

Intoxicated Man: The Life and Times of Serge Gainsbourg

Retrospective by Chris Campion, Dazed & Confused, March 2001

AN ARTISTIC DEMAGOGUE flaunting a reputation that was an unholy cross between Warhol, Dylan and the Marquis De Sade, Serge Gainsbourg performed a decadent waltz ...

The Tender Pervert: Serge Gainsbourg: A Fistful Of Gitanes by Sylvie Simmons (Helter Skelter)

Book Review by Jim Irvin, MOJO, May 2001

A fine new biography brings the louche Gallic genius to life ...

Jane Birkin: Je T’Aime… Moi Aussi!

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, 24 January 2003

FOR THOSE of you who missed it, the general premise of the current TV ad for Kronenberg 1664 lager is as follows: If Britain were ...

Creme Anglaise: Jane Birkin

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Vogue, May 2003

THE REMAINS of an English breakfast stand on a table, and several bags are strewn around the room – one of them a well-worn example ...

Serge Gainsbourg: What A Drag

Comment by Nick Kent, Guardian, The, 15 April 2006

THROUGHOUT MY CAREER as a music journalist, I've often found myself sharing the same orbit as some of the more maladjusted talents of the late ...

see also Jane Birkin

see also Charlotte Gainsbourg


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