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Inspired by Marianne Faithfull

Marianne Faithfull, Series 2, The Art of Artists - BBC Radio 2 →

Lovely interview with Marianne that includes some songs from her career as well as a new track - "Late Victorian Holocaust" written by Nick Cave.

Friendly reminder Marianne Faithfull already wrote about the Jim Morrison thing in her autobiography “Faithfull” 20 years ago. And the interview a couple of weeks ago where she supposedly “confessed” it? She was talking about how much she dislikes journalists in London because they ask the most “incredible” questions such as if she killed Jim (which was a question she got asked last time).

Friendly reminder Marianne Faithfull already wrote about the Jim Morrison thing in her autobiography “Faithfull” 20 years ago. And the interview a couple of weeks ago where she supposedly “confessed” it? She was talking about how much she dislikes journalists in London because they ask the most “incredible” questions such as if she killed Jim (which was a question she got asked last time).

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This week’s Friday treat is the new video for "Sparrows Will Sing" from Marianne’s upcoming album “Give My Love To London”. It was written by Roger Waters. The video is being premiered on the Guardian website. Check it out and let us on Facebook and them know what you think. 

In case you missed it last week, here’s Marianne’s home style video for “Sparrows”. Enjoy! ♥

Rare photo of Marianne Faithfull backstage in Belgium | June 1966 | © Jean-Hubert De Groot - Don’t remove credit. (Merci à Jean Jieme.)
Check out Memoire Rock 60/70 for more rare and amazing photos of classic rock artists including Gene Vincent, The Doors and many others!

Rare photo of Marianne Faithfull backstage in Belgium | June 1966 | © Jean-Hubert De Groot - Don’t remove credit. (Merci à Jean Jieme.)

Check out Memoire Rock 60/70 for more rare and amazing photos of classic rock artists including Gene Vincent, The Doors and many others!

"A child breaks the ice and peers into the hidden depths
To try to untangle the whole of this unholy mess
Well I have no doubt they will figure it out one day
Callooh, Callooh Callay! Callooh, Callooh Callay!”

"Sparrows Will Sing" by Marianne Faithfull / Written by Roger Waters / +

Marianne Faithfull at Braziers Park near Oxford | 1967 | Photographed by Michael Cooper

Marianne Faithfull at Braziers Park near Oxford | 1967 | Photographed by Michael Cooper

Marianne Faithfull modelling earrings for “Mademoiselle Age Tendre” | April 1966 

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Marianne Faithfull by Perry Ogden 2002

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Marianne Faithfull by Perry Ogden 2002

Marianne Faithfull behind the scenes of the short film “The Stronger” based on a play by August Strindberg | 1971 | Photographer unknown

Marianne Faithfull behind the scenes of the short film “The Stronger” based on a play by August Strindberg | 1971 | Photographer unknown

Marianne Faithfull for The Sunday Times | 2014 | Photographed by Pal Hansen

Marianne Faithfull for The Sunday Times | 2014 | Photographed by Pal Hansen

Marianne Faithfull was interviewed in today’s The Sunday Times (August 11th, 2014) and memorysong was kind enough to scan the whole thing for me! Check out the interview and pictures in full quality here. Recent portraits by Pal Hansen.

Happy 50th Stage Anniversary, Marianne Faithfull! ♥ 1964 - ∞
It was fifty years ago that Marianne Faithfull released her first single "As Tears Go By" penned by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards which launched her career and subsequently tumultuous life. The ups and downs of Marianne’s life have been well-documented, so I don’t want to repeat them again. The most important part is that she’s always come out on top and continues to make beautiful music - and films, and books - that enchants people around the world including myself.
When I first heard that voice it touched me so deeply that I immediately had to hear more and know more about that woman who with one song made me feel someone finally understood me. For the past five years I immersed myself in Marianne Faithfull’s work, have travelled all over the continent to see her in concert and have been very lucky to be able to tell her personally how much all of it means to me. She’s been incredibly kind to me and this blog is really just a small way of giving back to an artist who has helped me so much.
If there’s one thing that can be said it’s that Marianne’s work is criminally underrated. Her masterpiece “Broken English” never appears on any best albums list, she hasn’t been nominated for any relevant music award in forever and some people still think of her as some rockstar ex-girlfriend with a sad life. Luckily her amazing and dedicated fanbase around the world knows much better, so I’m hoping you will all join me in sending lots of love to our Marianne and wishing her a very happy anniversary year. x Maggie | Faithfull Forever

Happy 50th Stage Anniversary, Marianne Faithfull! ♥ 1964 - ∞

It was fifty years ago that Marianne Faithfull released her first single "As Tears Go By" penned by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards which launched her career and subsequently tumultuous life. The ups and downs of Marianne’s life have been well-documented, so I don’t want to repeat them again. The most important part is that she’s always come out on top and continues to make beautiful music - and films, and books - that enchants people around the world including myself.

When I first heard that voice it touched me so deeply that I immediately had to hear more and know more about that woman who with one song made me feel someone finally understood me. For the past five years I immersed myself in Marianne Faithfull’s work, have travelled all over the continent to see her in concert and have been very lucky to be able to tell her personally how much all of it means to me. She’s been incredibly kind to me and this blog is really just a small way of giving back to an artist who has helped me so much.

If there’s one thing that can be said it’s that Marianne’s work is criminally underrated. Her masterpiece “Broken English” never appears on any best albums list, she hasn’t been nominated for any relevant music award in forever and some people still think of her as some rockstar ex-girlfriend with a sad life. Luckily her amazing and dedicated fanbase around the world knows much better, so I’m hoping you will all join me in sending lots of love to our Marianne and wishing her a very happy anniversary year. x Maggie | Faithfull Forever

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I had such a wonderful time making this album. I’m longing for you to hear it but in the meantime I wanted to share this little video with you. Love Marianne x

Marianne Faithfull at Churchill College, Cambridge | ca. 1965

Marianne Faithfull at Churchill College, Cambridge | ca. 1965

Marianne Faithfull in Ireland | 1995 | Photographed by Tim O’Sullivan / Scanned by Faithfull Forever

Marianne Faithfull in Ireland | 1995 | Photographed by Tim O’Sullivan / Scanned by Faithfull Forever