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Serge Gainsbourg

1928 - 1991

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Serge Gainsbourg (French pronunciation: [sɛʁʒ ɡɛ̃zbuʁ] (listen); born Lucien Ginsburg; 2 April 1928 – 2 March 1991) was a French musician, singer-songwriter, actor, author and filmmaker. Regarded as one of the most important figures in French pop, he was renowned for often provocative and scandalous releases which caused uproar in France, dividing public opinion. His artistic output ranged from his early work in jazz, chanson, and yé-yé to later efforts in rock, zouk, funk, reggae, and electronica. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Serge Gainsbourg has received more than 3,877,529 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Serge Gainsbourg is the 27th most popular singer (up from 34th in 2019), the 247th most popular biography from France (up from 296th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Singer.

Serge Gainsbourg was a French singer-songwriter who is most famous for his songs "Je t'aime moi non plus" and "Love on the Beat."

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Among singers, Serge Gainsbourg ranks 27 out of 3,528Before him are Farinelli, Mick Jagger, Barbra Streisand, Tupac Shakur, Johnny Cash, and Agnetha Fältskog. After him are Umm Kulthum, Cesária Évora, Brian Johnson, Whitney Houston, Barry White, and Nana Mouskouri.

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Among people born in 1928, Serge Gainsbourg ranks 12Before him are Hosni Mubarak, Noam Chomsky, Ariel Sharon, Eduard Shevardnadze, James Watson, and Chinghiz Aitmatov. After him are Philip K. Dick, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Osamu Tezuka, Jeanne Moreau, Rinus Michels, and Yves Klein. Among people deceased in 1991, Serge Gainsbourg ranks 6Before him are Freddie Mercury, Dr. Seuss, Vasily Zaitsev, Olav V of Norway, and Isaac Bashevis Singer. After him are Miles Davis, Edwin McMillan, Yves Montand, Klaus Kinski, Jiang Qing, and Klaus Barbie.

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In France

Among people born in France, Serge Gainsbourg ranks 247 out of 6,011Before him are Zinedine Zidane (1972), Jean Marais (1913), Margaret of Valois (1553), Oscar I of Sweden (1799), Stéphane Mallarmé (1842), and Colette (1873). After him are Philip the Good (1396), Charles Gounod (1818), Pierre Corneille (1606), Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (1611), Charles I of Anjou (1226), and Vincent de Paul (1581).

Among SINGERS In France

Among singers born in France, Serge Gainsbourg ranks 3Before him are Édith Piaf (1915) and Charles Aznavour (1924). After him are Mireille Mathieu (1946), Carlos Gardel (1890), Johnny Hallyday (1943), France Gall (1947), Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (1974), Françoise Hardy (1944), Maria Malibran (1808), Caterina Valente (1931), and Georges Brassens (1921).