Miss Marianne Faithfull:

Miss Marianne Faithfull:
(Born December 29, 1946) 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 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

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy Birthday, Patti Smith!

Happy Birthday, Patti Smith (just a day younger than Marianne, she is 63)!  Patti is one of my favorite female rock stars.  She's brilliant, hilarious, and totally unique.  Her version of Dylan's "Changing Of The Guards" from her 2007 covers album, Twelve, is one of my top five favorite songs EVER recorded - seriously, listen to it.  It's amazing.  Patti could hang with the best of them, and while she had her own songwriting talent and made it as an iconic singer, she was such a fangirl at heart, which is something I've always found so compelling.  She loved the Stones, and wrote poetry about Anita and Marianne.

I wish I had more of my old Hit Paraders, Creems, and Circus' laying around, but the ten or so I had at the office gave me these pictures of '70s Patti.  Enjoy!

All photos =  my scans

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy 63rd birthday, Marianne!

Photo by Gered Mankowitz:

With first husband John Dunbar:

With Mick, 1967:

Keith and Marianne, photo by Michael Cooper:

Singing "I Got You Babe" with David Bowie in 1973, during Bowie's famous show, "The 1980 Floor Show":

Happy birthday to one of my favorite women on the planet, miss Marianne Faithfull!  She turns 63 today.  Thank you for your endless inspiration.  How you've changed my life and don't even know it!

All photos = my scans from books, purchased photos and magazine clippings.