Friday, May 23, 2014

Bonnie and Clyde – and Brigitte Bardot

Today is the 80th anniversary of the deaths of bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, ambushed and shot by police in Black Lake, Louisiana on 23 May 1934. We’ve all seen the 1967 movie starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty but how many of us know the Brigitte Bardot version?

Here she is in 1968 with Serge Gainsbourg performing his song “Bonnie and Clyde”, which appears on both his album Initials B.B and their joint album  Bonnie and Clyde:  

Monitor: Home Paddock

1 comment:

Chris Bourke said...

Oddly I never saw BB doing Bonnie on NZBC, but certainly saw this - Georgie Fame's 'Bonnie and Clyde' - Georgie's biggest hit, #1 in UK, #7 in USA in 1968.