French composer, singer and actor ; born 2 April 1928 in Paris as Lucien Ginsburg, died 2 March 1991 in Paris
was the dirty mouth of French pop. He was a singer, producer and writer of songs like "Le poinçonneur des lilas"
(1958), "Poupée de cire, poupée de son
(1965, by France Gall
), "Harley Davidson"
(1968, by Brigitte Bardot
), the all-time favorite "Je t'aime... moi non plus"
(1969, with Jane Birkin
), "Dieu fumeur de havanes"
(1980, with Catherine Deneuve
), "Love on the beat"
(1984) and "Lemon incest"
(1984, with Charlotte Gainsbourg
). He was also a film director and wrote the soundtracks for more than 40 movies.
His daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg (born 1971, with Jane Birkin) is an actor and singer.
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