Personalities | Marianne Faithfull | Sixties | Rock
(Vocals, b. 1947)
After 1964’s ‘As Tears Go By’ – written by Rolling Stones Mick Jagger (her then-boyfriend) and Keith Richards – climbed high in the UK and US charts, a winning streak was protracted with songs of like lightweight persuasion until Faithfull’s innocent schoolgirl image was tarnished for ever by frank and public opinions on free love and her involvement in Stones drug busts. Nonetheless, she staged a remarkable comeback in the late 1970s with a voice grippingly shorn of former soprano purity.
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