Miss Marianne Faithfull:

Miss Marianne Faithfull:
(Born December 29, 1946; Capricorn) - Songs she inspired: She Smiled Sweetly, Let's Spend The Night Together, She's Like A Rainbow, You Can't Always Get What You Want, Wild Horses, I Got The Blues, 100 Years Ago, Winter

Miss Anita Pallenberg:

Miss Anita Pallenberg:
(Born January 25 or April 6, 1942) - Songs she inspired: You Got The Silver, Sister Morphine (words by Marianne), Wild Horses, Coming Down Again, Angie, Beast Of Burden, All About You

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hey babe, what's in your eyes?

Escaping from Brian

Venice

Yellow Submarine premiere

Hanging with Gram Parsons in Los Angeles

Redlands

At home, Cheyene Walk

Heathrow

Marlon born

Performance premiere

Mick and Bianca's wedding

South of France

Backstage at a faces show, late '74


"Of all the Stones' ladies she has always appeared the most ideal female counterpart to the band's chosen lifestyle; far more so than the ever-so-fragile Bianca Jagger, or the beautiful but fated melancholy and outrage that personified Marianne Faithfull. Anita always seemed tough.  She was easily Jagger's equal when she played Pherber, part of Turner's menage a trois, in Performance.  She had true style -- she was beautiful and dangerous."
-an excerpt from a Stones article from an old issue of Creem.

I know I babble about this topic endlessly, but has there ever been a rock n' roll couple more perfect than Keith and Anita, I wonder?  Of course, the question is rhetorical.  Anita was the ultimate rock n' roll chick - the standard to which all rock wives, groupies and muses must be forever judged, and Keith was the King of Cool.  He was desperately in love with her, and the songs crafted in her honor ("You Got The Silver" being my personal favorite) are some of the Rolling Stones' most poetic and sincere moments.  I'm too tired for an elaborate post on their passionate and tumultuous love affair, but I thought I'd post a few of my K & A photos.

All photos = my scans

2 comments:

Michelle said...

Perhaps too perfect to last forever, there couldn't have been a more perfect match during the madness of the late Sixties and the Seventies. They complimented each other so well. Music aside, Anita may be the most fascinating piece of Stones folklore. Great photos, xo.

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