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

Monday, April 12, 2010

So Long, Marianne

Here are some pictures of Marianne worse for wear and tear, when her relationship with Mick had crumbled and she began the dark days of the 1970s through her triumph at the end of the decade with Broken English.  Pictured here with Lord Paddy, Oliver Musker and Ben Brierly (and Bowie at his "1980 Floor Show", which was actually in 1973.

all photos = my scans


Amy said...

it's mad to think she was still in her 20s in many of thoes pics!!!
thank you again for sharing!

Anonymous said...

this is literally my favorite blog, ill admit i didnt know who marianne faithfull was until i read this astrology book and found out she had the same birthday as me. then i started learning about her and the more i do the more interesting she is. more than just a pretty face, she has an incredibly unpredictable life and nature. Thank you for sharing all of these wonderful pictures!

Anonymous said...

Well.., YEAH! when my brother passed away, we had to go through even his old grade school and high school photos and he was hardly recognizable from his hard, harsh end.

Drugs and alcohol ( but mostly drugs ) and Hep C, which I understand MF has been diagnosed Positive. Still, it's difficult for me to judge those that have over-indulged? Little was known about Hep C at the time and you didn't have to be an IV user ( although he 'was' ) simply the act of passing a rolled up twenty to do a line was sufficient to pass the disease.

Yes, some of those photos almost should not have been taken. It's clear she may not really have appreciated just what a disaster her life was becoming? Probably thought she was just having a good time, and... people had always been eager to photograph her so why would 'now' be any different? Sad, but thanks for sharing all the same Leith.


alex said...

thank you so much for all the wonderful pictures, i literally just spent an hour sifting through all the marianne faithfull ones and they're fantastic! countless ones i've never seen before, and it must have taken a lot of time and effort to scan them all. keep up the good work :)

Kate said...

I've never commented before, but I have to say that I adore your blog.

I think Marianne is the original Queen of Re-invention. I know that term is so overused and silly, but it's true for her! She brought herself back with "Broken English" and a completely different voice and look. She went from the most innocent looking girl to a full-fledged imperfect, flawed, but beautiful woman. I must say that I like her cracked voice better... even though the reason that it turned that way is horrible.

Keep posting! You are my favourite blog.