From his true name Lucien Ginzburg, Serge Gainsbourg was born
on April 2, 1928 in Paris, of Russian Joseph and Olga, emigrants,
refugees in Paris after having fled the civil war.
With the arrival of the war, the Ginzburg family leaves to take
refuge in the area of Dismisses. Of return in Paris in 1944,
it is registered during the large Thatched cottage and starts
the study of a passion which will never succeed: painting.
In 1948, it carries
out its military service. It is sent to the disciplinary camp
of Sensitive to the cold or it becomes marksman to the machine-gun.
His finished time, Lucien recovers to paint, testing various
kinds and passing from figurative to surrealism, forking towards
dadaism and returning has its first loves: the figurative one.
In 1955, it precisely takes over of his father as a pianist
in Touquet with the Club of the drill.
Then, Lucien east engages as pianist with the Milord cabaret
Arsouille. II benefits from it to change patronym and of first
name: Ginzburg becomes Gainsbourg in honor nostalgia with the
English painter Gainsborough and Lucien becomes Serge. (it found
that Lucien made hairdresser's assistant).
At the summer 1958, its first album been sulky by criticism
leaves. A second, then a third, always receive a very cold reception
of the public. However, Serge composes for largest:Isabelle
Aubret, Hugues Aufray, Brigitte Bardot, Juliette Greco, etc.
Its career flies away in 1965 with the Great Eurovision Price
of the Song which it gains with France Gall, the interpreter
of his song "wax Headstock, headstock of sound".
The year 1967 sees Serge making sing Brigitte Bardot: "Harley
Davidson"Bonnie and Clyde "
In 1969 it is the colossal success of "I love you... me
either" with Jane Birkin. Gainsbourg is at the top of its
career it is as known as Beatles and becomes the largest world
exporter of songs. One can nothing any more refuse to him. Also,
when at the end one sabbatical year (side discs, gets along)
it decides to launch out in the adventure of Melody Nelson,
profits it from the total support of its phonographic company.
The album turns entirely around Jane Birkin on arrangements
of Jean Claude Vannier enormous success in 1971.
In 1973, Serge has his first cardiac alarm.
The year 1976 sees the concretization of an old dream: the realization
of its first film "I love you me either".
In 1979 Serge surprises everyone while leaving a version re-examined
and corrected "the Marseillaise". "With weapons
etc." meet a success without precedents.
Serge works 24 hours a day. He written albums for Catherine
Deneuve, Isabelle Adjani, composes of the film BO, carries out
its second films, etc. In 1981, it leaves the album "Bad
News Stars" or appears for the first time famous Gainsbarre.
In 1985, Serge receives the Great Price of the Song decreed
by the Minister for the Culture. Its album "Coils One The
Beat" is platinum disc.
Its recognition is greeted by the public which acclaims it during
five weeks with the casino of Paris.
In 1986 he writes one 33 turns for his daughter Charlotte "Charlotte
For Ever" and carries out the full-length film of the same
In 1989 the surgeons remove a hepatic lobe to him. That does
not prevent it from continuing to create: "Variation on
the same one loves you" for Vanessa Paradis, "White
and Black Blues" for Joelle Ursull and finally "Love
of the pretences" for Birkin sublimates it. Then last film
"Stan the flasher"
Never not leaving indifferent, as well by the class of these
melodies as by the smoothness of these texts Serge Gainsbourg
bequeathed us his inheritance on March 2, 1991, day of its death.