Monday, November 24, 2008

Just Thinking About Marianne Faithfull

An 18 Year Old Marianne Faithfull (1965)

What a beauty, and such a shy thing too. It's odd to think that if she had just been a bit less sure of herself she probably never would have made a career for herself as a singer.

Marianne was dating, and having songs written for her by, Mick Jager of the Rolling Stones at the time this video was recorded, which explains why some readers may recall having heard this song played by the Rolling Stones.

She is introduced by, Beatles Manager, Brian Epstein "The Fifth Beatle" who would die of a drug overdose just two years after this video.

Marianne Faithfull (1968)

Something about late 1960s styles that lighten my spirits. Those eyelashes totally remind me of the way young women used to wear their makeup back then.

I tried to locate a video of her performing during her stint in the Yardbirds, but so far have failed to locate any.

Marianne Faithfull - (1979) Broken English

Notice the Space Invaders sounds (with a quarter being fed into the extremely popular video game) at the beginning of the video?

This song is how I was introduced to Marianne Faithfull. Marianne claims that she was continually harassed by the police after this song became a hit.

Marianne Faithfull Interview In Israel (2007)

Marianne Faithfull is sixty two years old, and living in Ireland now.

And she's still performing!

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