Marianne Faithfull 70th -Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Marianne….

Marianne Evelyn Gabriel Faithfull is 70 today

She is an English singer, songwriter and actress. She achieved popularity in the 1960s with the release of her hit single „As Tears Go By“ and became one of the lead female artists during the „British Invasion“ in the United States.


Young Marianne 1962 – 1972 (more on her webside).

She „began her singing career in 1964, landing her first gigs as a folk music performer in coffeehouses. She soon began taking part in London’s exploding social scene. In early 1964 she attended a Rolling Stones launch party with artist John Dunbar and met Andrew Loog Oldham, who discovered her. Her first major release, „As Tears Go By,“ was written and composed by Jagger, Keith Richards, and Oldham, and became a chart success. (The Rolling Stones recorded their own version one year later, also became successful.) She then released a series of successful singles, including „This Little Bird,“ „Summer Nights,“ and „Come and Stay With Me.“ Faithfull married John Dunbar on 6 May 1965 in Cambridge with Peter Asher as the best man. The couple lived in a flat at 29 Lennox Gardens in Belgravia just off Knightsbridge, London SW1. On 10 November, 1965, she gave birth to their son, Nicholas. She left her husband shortly after to live with Mick Jagger…. 

Faithfull ended her relationship with Jagger in May 1970, and she lost custody of her son in that same year, which led to her attempting suicide. Faithfull’s personal life went into decline, and her career went into a tailspin. She only made a few appearances, including a 1973 performance at NBC with David Bowie, singing Sonny & Cher’s „I Got You Babe (Wikipedia).

Read more on her Official Webside:

Marianne`s Webside

At the age of 17 she recorded the song `As Tears Go By´. This is still my top favorite by her. So soft and easy. Listen to young Marianna:

Thank you. All the best for the next 70 years!!


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