French music was never the same after Serge Gainsbourg. The pop-lounge act put even more eroticism in the French language and was as iconic in life as he was in music. On Aug. 28, there will be a Gainsbourg tribute at the Hollywood Bowl titled "Serge Gainsbourg Tribute With Jean-Claude Vannier" as part of KCRW's World Festival.
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The tribute concert will be led by composer, arranger and frequent Gainsbourg collaborator Vannier with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Gainsbourg's classic LP, 1971's Histoire de Melody Nelson; accompanying it will be Vannier's 1972 debut, L'Enfant Assasin des Mouches and other Gainsbourg songs.