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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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  • ChristFollower3

    Matthew 10:28 “…fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

    22 Feb 10:51pm Reply
  • oiGlush

    Give My Love to London is #20 in my year-end list

    27 Dec 2014 Reply

    Loved her Broken English album back in the day. Thought she was fantastic on Jools Later show (with anna calvi) Really like the sentiments expressed in her songs.

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • MarcusLMosnter

    Give My Love to London it's maybe her most accomplished work since... Broken English, I could say. Obviously there are some VERY good albums in between those two like Kissin' Time, Before the Poison, Strange Weather... But GMLTL it's overwhelmingly beautiful

    7 Dec 2014 Reply
  • derrickmims

    I have been listening to the new album like crazy. (sadly, it's not reported here because it's the CD player in my truck - LOL, is music actually listened to if it doesn't scrobble?)

    24 Nov 2014 Reply
  • exprof

    21 Nov 2014 Reply
  • SilentDerp

    Really nice new album.

    12 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Zarlacc

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

    12 Oct 2014 Reply
  • GazGod

    Agreed. Wonderful new record!

    11 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Furashubakku

    The new album is fantastic!

    10 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Cat_007

    new album may be the one of the best will be

    2 Oct 2014 Reply
  • solenanthus Give my love to London pic

    30 Sep 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • MatchlessMan

    The whole album is great...

    29 Sep 2014 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 2014 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 2014 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 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • solenanthus

    Falling back.

    25 Sep 2014 Reply
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