Serge Gainsbourg, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Serge Gainsbourg

French singer, songwriter, pianist, film composer, poet, painter, screenwriter, writer, actor and director

Date of Birth: 02-Apr-1928

Place of Birth: Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 02-Mar-1991

Profession: screenwriter, actor, writer, composer, poet, singer, pianist, singer-songwriter, musician, songwriter, painter, film score composer, film director, film actor, jazz musician

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Serge Gainsbourg

  • Serge Gainsbourg (French pronunciation: ?[s??? g?~sbu?]; born Lucien Ginsburg; 2 April 1928 – 2 March 1991) was a French singer, songwriter, pianist, film composer, poet, painter, screenwriter, writer, actor and director.
  • Regarded as the most important figure in French music whilst alive, he was renowned for his often provocative and scandalous releases which caused uproar in France, dividing his public opinion several times; 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.His lyrical works incorporated wordplay, with humorous, bizarre, provocative, sexual, satirical or subversive overtones, including sophisticated rhymes, mondegreen, onomatopoeia, spoonerism, dysphemism, paraprosdokian and pun.
  • Gainsbourg wrote over 550 songs, which have been covered more than 1,000 times by a range of artists. Since his death from a second heart attack in 1991, Gainsbourg's music has reached legendary stature in France, and he is regarded as France's greatest ever musician and one of the country's most popular and endeared public figures.
  • He has also gained a cult following in the English-speaking world with chart success in the United Kingdom and the United States (something no other Francophone artist has managed) with "Je t'aime...
  • moi non plus" and "Bonnie and Clyde", respectively.

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