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Jane Birkin

Jane Birkin

1946 -

Origin: United Kingdom

Main instrument: Vocal

Genre: Pop

London-born Jane Birkin followed in the footsteps of her thespian mother. After studying at Kensington Academy, she landed a role in a 1964 production of Graham Greene's Carving a Statue. In 1969, her meeting with Serge Gainsbourg spearheaded her singing career. Together, the duo and couple recorded the controversial single Je t'aime, moi non plus. In 1973, Birkin released Di Doo Dah, her first solo album, followed by Lolita Go Home (1975), and Ex-fan des sixties (1978). The artist carried on performing, acting, and making music throughout the following three decades. Among her most memorable records from the period, Versions Jane (1996) saw her revisiting some of Gainsbourg's early material, Rendez-vous (2004) compiled 14 duets, and Enfants d'hiver (2008) marked Birkin's debut as a lyricist.


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