Monday, June 02, 2014

50 years ago...

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote As Tears Go By in 1964, but did not initially record it for themselves, instead, they gave it to Mick's girlfriend, Marianne Faithfull, who had a big hit with it. The Stones then recorded it and had a bigger hit.  Faithfull would spiral into a long period of alcohol and drug abuse before getting clean in the late 70's.  She's still around and has recorded some cool stuff, though her ravaged voice is an acquired taste.  Truly one of the hottest babes of the 60's (IMHO).

Marianne Faithfull website

Marianne in 1964 lip-synching on some tv show

Stones version, then Faithfull's with pics

Marianne in 2010 with Doug Pettibone (Lucinda Williams' guitarist)

And the strangest of them all, Marianne Faithfull and David Bowie in 1973 doing Sonny & Cher!!!!

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