... Serge's words and so true, which explains 30 years of me singing Gainsbourg on stage, I could never have done this without the help of Philippe Lerichomme, who knew Serge every bit as much as I did, his tastes his loves his frailties, what he would have liked what he would have disliked, and then, as my director for the stage, what to sing, for 25 years, trying each...

When I played my film “Oh! pardon, tu dormais...” at the Gaîté Montparnasse with Thierry Fortineau a few years ago, Etienne came to see me... often. Because he really liked it, and he spent years trying to convince me to do a musical adaptation.

I went to Etienne’s house for our first session, along with my dog Dolly. I sat on the sofa and Etienne and Jean-Louis Piérot had...