Marianne Faithfull

Marianne Faithfull



Marianne Evelyn Gabriel Faithfull (born 29 December 1946) is an English singer, songwriter and actress. She achieved popularity in the 1960s with the release of her hit single "As Tears Go By" and became one of the lead female artists during the "British Invasion" in the United States.

Born in Hampstead, London, Faithfull began her career in 1964 after attending the Rolling Stones party where she was discovered by Andrew Loog Oldham. After the release of her hit single "As Tears Go By", she became an international star. Her debut album Marianne Faithfull (1965) (released simultaneously with her album Come My Way) was a commercial success followed by a number of albums on Decca Records. From 1966 to 1970, she had a highly publicised romantic relationship with Mick Jagger. Her popularity was further enhanced by her film roles, such as I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967), The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968), and Hamlet (1969). However, her popularity was overshadowed by personal struggles in the 1970s. During that time she suffered from heroin addiction, alcoholism, and anorexia.[citation needed]

After a long commercial absence, Faithfull made a comeback with the 1979 release of her critically acclaimed album Broken English. The album was a commercial success and marked a resurgence of her musical career. Broken English earned Faithfull a nomination for Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance and is often regarded as her "definitive recording." She followed with a series of albums, including Dangerous Acquaintances (1981), A Child's Adventure (1983), and Strange Weather (1987). Faithfull also wrote three books about her life: Faithfull: An Autobiography (1994), Memories, Dreams & Reflections (2007), and Marianne Faithfull: A Life on Record (2014).

Faithfull is listed on VH1's "100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll" list. She received the World Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2009 Women's World Awards and was also awarded the Commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.



No Exit
No Exit is an album by musical artist Marianne Faithfull, released on September 30, 2016.
The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan
The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan is a song by musical artist Marianne Faithfull, released on September 23, 2016.
Falling Back
Falling Back is a song by musical artist Marianne Faithfull, released on September 16, 2016.

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David Bowie ‘slept with with groupies aged just 13’ – but ‘refused to f*** a dead body’ new book claims
  –  August 19, 2017
Other Bowie lovers included singers Marianne Faithfull, Lulu and Ola Hudson, mum of Guns ‘N Roses guitarist Slash, actress Monique van Vooren and Oona Chaplin, widow of Charlie. David Bowie sings Five Years from the album Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders ...
Norman Reedus wants to take Cher for a ‘Ride’
  –  August 18, 2017
“That would be awesome. So somebody like Cher or maybe like Marianne Faithfull. We’d both wear one-piece leather outfits with fur on the inside, like that movie ‘The Girl on a Motorcycle.’ That’d be fun.” Though he’s at the center of the AMC ...
Community Performance Series 2017-18 Season Tickets Now on Sale
  –  August 17, 2017
Over his 20-year career, Blade has recorded with the likes of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Daniel Lanois, Marianne Faithfull, Norah Jones, Billy Childs, Joshua Redman and Kenny Garrett. All CPS Guest Artist Series concerts are presented in the Helen M.
  –  August 16, 2017
I have several female inspirations, probably started with Janis Joplin and Marianne Faithfull. Gayle McCormick from a band called Smith. Patti Smith of course and the divine and eternally beautiful, Debbie Harry. I love watching my friend Lzzy Hale onstage.
Norman Reedus Q&A: The Walking Dead's straight shooter
  –  August 15, 2017
It's an awesome bike. I tried to get Cher on "Ride." That would be awesome. So somebody like Cher or maybe like Marianne Faithfull. We'd both wear one-piece leather outfits with fur on the inside, like [Faithfull wore in] that movie "The Girl on a Motorcycle."
27 CLUB Musicians: Mysterious Facts Behind Famous Deaths of Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, and Hendrix, Astrology Profiles
  –  August 15, 2017
What about the “27 Club” conspiracy theories of murder and mayhem of our beloved rock stars? In a recent interview, Marianne Faithfull a Capricorn told Mojo Magazine that she knew who killed Jim Morrison: her then-boyfriend, a drug dealer ...
So, were YOU shouting hip hippie hooray? Craig Brown's summer of love quiz (Part 1)
  –  August 15, 2017
d) J. Bruce Ismay, owner of The Titanic 3) On 25 June 1967, Marianne Faithfull, Keith Moon, Graham Nash, Jane Asher and Eric Clapton were all involved in the same event. What was it? a) A live TV performance of The Beatles’ All You Need Is Love b ...
Essential New Music: Miranda Lee Richards’ “Existential Beast”
  –  August 13, 2017
Ultimately, Richards is at her best when she drops the Ronstadt/Joni Mitchell homages and unleashes her inner Marianne Faithfull circa “As Tears Go By,” as on “Oh Raven” or closing acoustic waltz “Another World.” Then her voice’s purity shines.
England Is Mine – “Mozstalgia” That Misses the Mark
  –  August 13, 2017
Unable to use any of The Smiths’ music as an unauthorised biopic, the soundtrack also features a collection of Morrissey’s old favourites, including the likes the New York Dolls, 60’s girl groups, and the warble of Marianne Faithfull. Moments ...
Blondie tops the bill, but Garbage makes the night at ACL Live
  –  August 11, 2017
Twisting and grinding around the microphone stand, she sank to the stage floor and gradually rose back up again as she wove a few lines from Marianne Faithfull’s steamy “Why’d Ya Do It” into the final moments. As each member waved joyfully to the ...
Video—Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Plays With Jethro Tull in 1968
  –  August 10, 2017
Besides the Iommi-infused version of Tull, the show featured the Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull—plus John Lennon, who performed with Eric Clapton, Mitch Mitchell and Keith Richards. (There’s another “what could’ve been” for ya; that would ...
9 Biggest Womanizers in Rock
  –  August 9, 2017
Let’s not forget Richards’s affair with Marianne Faithfull, Jagger’s girlfriend at the time, for which Mick still hasn’t forgiven him. The list of Richards’ flings and girlfriends goes on, mostly including very young women with questionable ...
Metallica still hardwired for classic thrash and more at University of Phoenix Stadium
  –  August 5, 2017
It was great to see Marianne Faithfull turn up on the video screens for “The Memory Remains,” a “ReLoad” track on which Faithfull sang backup. And they brought four giant drums out to form a Metallica drum circle on “Now That We’re Dead ...
Carner Barcelona Sandor 70s (Rodrigo Flores-Roux) 2016~ Perfume Review + Sinner & Saint Draw
  –  August 2, 2017
Biba-clad women lean into men who light their Gauloises from cuff linked wrists. That blonde who might be Marianne Faithfull swings by the leather banquettes, the fringe of her embroidered suede handbag tickling the chair backs as she exits. Aristocrats ...
52 Biggest Pop Culture Conspiracy Theories of All Time
  –  July 29, 2017
Some 40 years after the Doors frontman Jim Morrison was found dead in a bathtub in Paris, singer Marianne Faithfull told Mojo magazine that it wasn’t heart failure that killed the musician, but her ex-boyfriend Jean de Breteuil, who dealt heroine to high ...

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