Jane Birkin

She loved him, but he couldn’t care less as long as the sex was good—at least so went the sentiment, en Français, of “Je T'aime... Moi Non Plus,” the London-born actress’s controversial 1969 duet with French music icon Serge Gainsbourg. Tonight, Birkin will be revisiting the songs she recorded with her former lover (and the father of their daughter, Charlotte) to celebrate the legacy of one of music’s most respected innovators, a man who influenced everyone from Beck to will.i.am, 20 years after his passing. To boot, she will be performing alongside the Japanese musicians with whom she played an earthquake relief concert earlier this year. With Joey Arias.
Sun., Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m., 2011

 
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