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69 année érotique
Serge Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin
03:17
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Garden of Love (feat. Peter Hook)
The Limiñanas, Peter Hook
04:02
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Pensiero stupendo
Patty Pravo
04:14
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Woman's Parfume
Armando Trovajoli
04:30
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Naughty Girls At the Wild Party
Alex Puddu
05:12
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La bambolona (Shake)
Luis Bacalov
04:03
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Playgirl '70 - Party Music 5
Piero Piccioni
03:29
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Sexologie
Danyel Gérard
02:15
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Jungle Fever
The Chakachas
04:20
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Sessomatto - 1976 Jim Stuard Disco Mix
Sesso Matto
10:32
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More Women
Saâda Bonaire
05:10
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Looking For You
Nino Ferrer
05:49
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Je t'aime moi non plus
Brigitte Bardot, Serge Gainsbourg
04:30
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Sois Erotique
Les Charlots
03:21
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Les playboys
Jacques Dutronc
03:08
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Les filles c'est fait pour faire l'amour
Charlotte Leslie
02:58
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J'étais fait pour les sympathies
Jean Claude Brialy
03:22
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Le Cœur Au Bout Des Doigts
Jacqueline Taieb
02:40
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L'anamour
Françoise Hardy
02:13
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Orgasmo nero, Sequenza No. 2
Stelvio Cipriani
02:51
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L'Ultima Notte
Moana Pozzi
04:31

69 Année Érotique

At the turn of the ’70s, a new kinky playfulness begins to appear in the arts throughout Europe.

“Liberté, Egalité, Sexualité” – this was the slogan that set the streets of Paris on fire in May and June 1968, when French students triggered the greatest revolution their country had seen since the 18th century.

If the UK (and the USA too) had already witnessed a cultural shift in 1966 with the “Swinging” movement, continental Europe had still yet to fully free itself from the constraints of moral boundaries – in particular, its sexual ones. Despite all the socio-political themes French students addressed, it is often forgotten that the riots started as a protest that aimed to obtain the right for male and female students to sleep in the same dormitories. This repressed sexuality – also displayed in the riots’ motto – suddenly exploded across Europe, infecting the arts with a kinky playfulness that reached its peak at the turn of the decade: “1969, the erotic year.”

On one side, the erotic pop trend begins with Serge Gainsbourg and his various lovers; on the other, Les Charlots’ tongue-in-cheek parody of this cliché that soon became a cheesy standard covered by many musicians, especially in bordering Italy. The kinky psychedelic shakers of Charlotte Leslie and Danyel Gérard crossed the Alps and met the seductive croons of Italian diva Patty Pravo and pornstar Moana Pozzi.

The late 1960s, however, was also the heyday of erotic films, on the one hand, B-movies labelled under the “sexploitation” genre, on the other, the works of cinema maestros such as Lucio Fulci, Dino Risi and Bernardo Bertolucci. Their creative and provocative titles set the wildest imaginations and desires on fire (Playgirl ’70, Orgasmo Nero / Black Orgasm, Profumo di Donna / Scent of a Woman). The plots may not have been in fact the greatest, but the soundtracks provided a mix of sleazy, seductive instrumentals and kinky wah-wah-filled groovers.

Despite the playful and cheesy nature of eroticism throughout the late ’70s, such freedom of sexual playfulness in the arts can be seen as one of the biggest victories and heredities of the May 1968 riots.

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