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!!


Die Fotos sind von  Mariannes webside übernommen.

Rock-Pop-History – with Alexis Korner

We proudly present:

Mr. Alexis Korner

Hello Alexis, will you tell us your Musical History?

Yes, it`s me. Alexis Korner. They call me `Father of white Blues´. I` m coming back to join you all together in music. Let´s start a session together.

My biography in short

I was born on 19. April 1928 in Paris to an Austrian Jewish  ather and a Greek mother. I spent my childhood in France, Switzerland and North Africa and arrived in London in 1940 at the start of World War II. One memory of my youth was listening to a record by black pianist Jimmy Yancey during a German air raid I said to myself:

„All I want to do now is play the blues“.

After the war, I played piano and guitar (my first guitar was built by friend and author Sydney Hopkins.

My early music history

In 1949 I joined `Chris Barbers Jazzband´ and met up with Cypril Davis (1932-1964). His passion was the American Blues. We found together and played in London Jazz Clubs. At least secured a residence at `Marquee Club´ in Wardour Street with singer Baldry and Art Wood in various times and Dick Heckstall Smith at the saxophon. After our first Album we recorded at `Decca Studios´ we brought together more fans of Blues and R&B like Mick Jagger, Keith Richard, Brian Jones, Rod Steward, Paul Jones, John Mayall, Zoot Money and Jimy Page.

1961 I formed a band called `Blues incorporated´ featuring some more guys like Jack Bruce, Charly Watts, Ginger Baker, Long John Baldry, Danny Thomson, Graham Bond just don` t remember all of them. We only concentrated on playing live rather than recording and left the 2 singles `I need your loving/Please Please Please´ (1963) and `Little Baby/Roberta´ (1964), followed by `Rivers Invitation/Every day I have the Blues´ on `Fontana´ …. by the time of the group`s last album `Sky high´ (credited to Alexis Korner` s Blues Incorporated) in 1965, we included `Duffy Power´ on vocals. I dissolved my group in 1966.

Some special events I had were an interview with `Jimi Hendrix Experience´ for the BBC Radio show `Top gear´. Some of these tracks include audio by myself playing slide guitar on the Hendrix double-CD `BBC Sessions´. While touring Skandinavia i formed the band `New Church´ with guitarist and singer `Peter Thorup´. They subsequently were one oft he support bands at the `Rolling Stones Free Concert in Hyde Park London´ on 5. July 1969. At least I was jamming with `Robert Plant´ and i wondered  why he had`nt been discovered. We recorded an album and Robert asked me, to join the new `Yardbirds´, a.k.a. `Led Zeppelin´.

That was so far in short my career in the 60th. I f you like, you can read more on Wikipedia. Are the Stones still on stage? I hope, they did a good job by now.


Alexis Korner and Peter Thorup in Bremen


Alexis Korner Slideshow at Musikladen Bremen (Foto: Radio Bremen)


Alexis Korner&Snape, Musikhalle Hamburg, Novemer 1972

Foto: CC-BY-SA  Heinrich Klaffs photostream:

Klaffs Photostream

More informations on Wikipedia:

Alexis on Wikipedia



Thank you!

The Rolling Stones und Barack Obama

Ostern ist immer noch nicht vorbei. Da war doch noch was offen!

Barack Obama hat das Ganze `zum Laufen gebracht´. Eine Mission für den Weltfrieden, so wie es Papst Franziskus auf seiner letzten Reise gemacht hat.

Ich versuche mal mit Humor zu beschreiben.

Barack Obama ruft die Rolling Stones an:

`Hello it`s me. Wie sieht euer Tagesprogramm so aus? Habt ihr viele Termine? Ich wollte ja nach Kuba, um den alten Fidel Castro nochmal zu treffen. Hättet ihr nicht Lust mitzukommen, um da mal ordentlich einzuheizen? Gage übernehm ich natürlich.

Mick Jagger answering the call:

OK. great idea. Must ask the rest of the band, wait a moment…


Obama ist waiting by the phone…. and waiting…. …

Pope Franzi on the other line:

You´re going to Kuba? Why did´nt you tell me… can I joing the party with the Stones? You should know by now, that music is the best way leading to peace… do you remeber the Beatles song `All you Need is love´….

Mick Jagger back on the other line:

No problem, we can do it together. Give us the date for our concert – the rest will be done by our tecnical support.

Barack Obama:

Great, I`ll post you the date…see you then on Kuba!!

The Rolling Stones live on stage


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The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism weiß mehr zum Hören und Sehen:

Stones rocken in Havanna


In addition

New Fotoalbum

`Tiere in Haus und Hof´:

Tiere im Garten