Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsborough together at home in Paris. Birkin had arrived in Paris in May 1968. She was 21 years old and already married to song writer John Barry and had a daughter
Gainsbourg was 18 years her senior and a relationship with Bridget Bardot had just ended. The two met while making the French film Slogan In 1969, The song ‘Je t’aime… moi non plus’, was written by Serge and originally recorded but not released with Bridget Bardot. Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg released the record in 1969. It was banned in most of Europe but reached No 1 in the UK.
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