Serge Gainsbourg

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Munkey Diaries 1957-1982 by Jane Birkin review – passion and pop in Paris
From ‘Je t’aime’ with Serge Gainsbourg to partying with Roman Polanski … the star‑studded early years of an actor and hit singer

Kathryn Hughes

20, Aug, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Jane Birkin: 'Serge Gainsbourg was never a boring genius'
In her new memoir, the actor and singer delves into decades of diaries addressed to a childhood toy

Tim Lewis

15, Aug, 2020 @5:00 PM

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Life, death and Serge: Jane Birkin reveals her insecurities in emotional memoir
The singer opens up about her tumultuous relationships with the ‘bad boy’ of French music and her late daughter

Kim Willsher

27, Oct, 2019 @6:20 AM

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Charlotte Gainsbourg: ‘Everything now is so politically correct. So boring’
The actor and singer grew up in her parents’ shadow, and starred in Lars Von Trier’s most extreme films. She talks about why she’s finally comfortable in her own skin

Arwa Mahdawi

26, Oct, 2019 @9:00 AM

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The greatest banned songs of all time – ranked!
Thirty years on from 2 Live Crew being banned by the Beeb, we pick 20 foul-mouthed, orgiastic outings deemed too scandalous for public consumption

Laura Snapes

14, Feb, 2019 @1:02 PM

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Charlotte Gainsbourg: ‘Art shouldn’t be censored’
The musician and actor, 46, talks about her controversial debut with her father, Serge Gainsbourg, the death of her sister Kate and #MeToo

James McMahon

09, Jun, 2018 @12:59 PM

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'He was a great man. I was just pretty': photos tell story of Jane and Serge
Exhibition in Calais captures intimate moments from Birkin and Gainsbourg’s relationship

Maev Kennedy

06, Apr, 2018 @12:13 PM

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Charlotte Gainsbourg review – legacy and legend meet in a strobe-lit icon
With a whisper of a voice, Serge’s daughter channels her father’s lascivious magnetism into a mesmerising, euphoric show

Laura Snapes

30, Mar, 2018 @10:44 AM

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Record Store Day 2018: the exclusive releases in full
From Abba to Zero 7, the 500 singles, EPs, LPs and cassettes released for the annual celebration of independent record shops

Guardian music

07, Mar, 2018 @2:57 PM

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Sébastien Tellier and Dita Von Teese: 'Everything we do is glamour'
He’s the Frenchest man since Gainsbourg, she’s the world’s premier burlesque star. Together, Sebastian Tellier and Dita Von Teese have made an unlikely electronic pop collaboration worthy of Serge himself

Alexis Petridis

16, Feb, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Call to stub out on-screen smoking in French films
Injecting morality into films is ‘like pouring cola into a Château Lafite’, one critic of idea declares

Kim Willsher in Paris

20, Nov, 2017 @3:02 PM

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Charlotte Gainsbourg: 'Maybe Lars von Trier is capable of that. But he didn’t do it with me'
The actor and singer has long wrestled with the taboo-tackling legacy of her father Serge’s songwriting. But as her new album Rest is released, has she finally found her confidence? And what does she make of the allegations against her Nymphomaniac director?

Laura Snapes

17, Nov, 2017 @6:00 AM

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