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Marianne Faithfull

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London, United Kingdom (1964 – present)

Marianne Faithfull (born 29 December 1946 in London) is an English singer-songwriter and actress whose career spans more than four decades. Her early work in pop and rock music in the 1960s was overshadowed by her struggle with drug abuse in the 1970s. After a long commercial absence, she returned late in 1979 with the highly acclaimed album, Broken English. Faithfull’s subsequent solo work, often critically-acclaimed, has at times been rather overshadowed by her personal history. From 1966 to 1970, she had a highly-publicised romantic relationship with Rolling Stones’ lead singer Mick Jagger. She co-wrote “Sister Morphine”, which is featured on the Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers album.

Faithfull was born in Hampstead, London, to a military officer father, Major Glynn Faithfull, and the Baroness Eva Erisso, a Viennese noblewoman of half Jewish and half noble Austrian descent, coming from the Habsburg dynasty. Faithfull attended a Roman Catholic girls school.

Faithfull began her singing career in 1964 after being discovered at a launch party for The Rolling Stones by pop music producer Andrew Loog Oldham. Her first hit, “As Tears Go By”, was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. She then released a series of successful singles, including “This Little Bird”, “Summer Nights”, and “Sister Morphine” (which she co-wrote with Jagger).

Faithfull married artist John Dunbar in 1965, and in that same year gave birth to a son named Nicholas. The marriage was short-lived however, and Faithfull began a much publicised relationship with Mick Jagger.

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  • Zarlacc

    Yeah, new album killing it. Best thing she's done since Before the Poison.

    12 Oct 7:48am Reply
  • GazGod

    Agreed. Wonderful new record!

    11 Oct 2:35pm Reply
  • Furashubakku

    The new album is fantastic!

    10 Oct 4:40pm Reply
  • Cat_007

    new album may be the one of the best will be

    2 Oct 9:57am Reply
  • solenanthus

    http://www.last.fm/music/Marianne+Faithfull/+images/101330247 Give my love to London pic

    30 Sep 11:57pm Reply
  • lrreplaceable_

    I'm not familiar with her work but Late Victorian Holocaust caught my attention so i listened to her new album and i'm impressed, it's pretty good.

    29 Sep 9:40pm Reply
  • MatchlessMan

    The whole album is great...

    29 Sep 9:44am Reply
  • marciocouto

    I got the album ... if anyone still has not, call me on Facebook. Link on my profile ... Eu consegui o álbum... se alguém ainda não tem, me chame no Facebook. Link no meu perfil...

    28 Sep 1:29pm Reply
  • mistershears

    New album is phenomenal. 'I Get Along Without You Very Well' hits home in so many ways. Can't wait to see her live in October.

    27 Sep 7:07am Reply
  • RainyWoods

    The new album has hit Spotify early and it's quite something special. Marianne is an artist who keeps getting better and better with age. I agree with rainy-dog, "Give My Love To London" is her best in a long while, I think it's her most instant record to date in fact. It's truly glorious. The Anna Calvi collaboration "Falling Back" is my song of the year. I can't get over it. The Jools Holland performance was earth shatteringly good. A woman who was in not too good health a while back, performing such a life affirming piece, it's just magnificent. "Love More Or Less" almost moved me to tears. "Late Victorian Holocaust" made the hairs on my arms stand on end. "Deep Water" is too beautiful for my words to do it justice. "Mother Wolf" is wild, fiercely commanding and rich in it's sound. It's beyond epic. The two covers that close the album are stunning. From start to finish the record is a complete eargasm. I'm quite a bad Faithfull fan as I do cherry-pick with her works.. not anymore.

    26 Sep 6:33am Reply
  • rainy-dog

    got to hear the new album a bit early thanks to working in a record shop. it could be her best since before the poison. maybe better. amazing. and she is in very fine voice.

    25 Sep 6:04pm Reply
  • solenanthus

    Falling back.

    25 Sep 2:29pm Reply
  • mrsean20

    NEW ALBUM IS AMAZING LIKE OMG

    24 Sep 12:58pm Reply
  • XoudR

    como ela era fofa meu deus

    4 Sep 8:53am Reply
  • RainyWoods

    September will be a good month. I'm very excited for Marianne's new record. "Sparrows Will Sing" is magnificent.

    2 Aug 2:11pm Reply
  • tardisa

    http://www.lastfm.com.br/music/Marianne+Faithfull/+images/99672015 up up up up

    26 Jun 5:46pm Reply
  • rainy-dog

    i'm so looking forward to the new album and book later this year i can't even. love the title. http://pitchfork.com/news/55297-marianne-faithfull-collaborates-with-nick-cave-roger-waters-anna-calvi-more-on-give-my-love-to-london/

    2 Jun 7:46am Reply
  • alainchaumont

    There is a house in new orleans,

    28 May 10:23pm Reply
  • Slim_rafa

    vamo

    14 Mar 6:01pm Reply
  • malecool

    Absolutely wonderful

    22 Feb 8:38pm Reply
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