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Marianne Faithfull


Marianne Faithfull: Marianne Never Does What A Pop Star Should

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 9 April 1965

SHE HAS a pert, child-like face which darts out at you from a cascade of fine, fair hair. The face seems to be concentrated into ...

Marianne Faithfull

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Request, February 1999

AS MICK Jagger’s girlfriend she was among the great - and most tragic - consorts of rock’s decadent heyday. But then this Sister Morphine forced ...


Marianne Faithfull (1987)

Interview by Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1987

Clean, sober and philosophical: Marianne, on the up with the Strange Weather album, talks about acting, poetry, the art of interpretation, and addiction and recovery.

File format: mp3; in 3 parts, total file sizes: 67.3meg, total interview length: 1h 13' 30" sound quality: ***

Marianne Faithfull (1994)

Interview by Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages Audio, November 1994

Promoting her autobiography, la Faithfull talks at length about, well, just about everything really: writing the book with David Dalton; being called a witch by the Catholic Church; the aesthetics of sex, and the Rolling Stones and the Redlands bust.

File format: mp3; file size: 62.4mb, interview length: 1h 08' 10" sound quality: ***


Marianne Faithfull: Yours Faithfully

Interview by Keith Altham, Fabulous, 3 October 1964

Fab's Keith says sad and simple folk songs are Marianne Faithfull's style — the girl with a natural flair... ...

Teledate with Marianne Faithfull

Interview by Sylvia Stephens, Fabulous, 12 December 1964

When Marianne Faithfull rang me up, we talked at first about the things all girls talk about when they natter on the 'phone. Then I asked the question ...

Marianne Faithfull: Is Marianne Kidding?

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 27 February 1965

IS MARIANNE Faithfull kidding? A lot of people have been asking that question since she had a hit with 'As Tears Go By', starting doing ...

Roy Orbison, the Rockin' Berries, Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers, Marianne Faithfull: Adelphi, Slough

Live Review by uncredited writer, Record Mirror, 27 February 1965

SO HIGH is the esteem in which Roy Orbison's fans hold him that they made him do an encore of 'Running Scared' and 'Goodnight' at ...

Marianne Faithfull

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 19 March 1965

MARIANNE FAITHTULL frightens me to death. She is cool, confident, clever and highly successful. The kind of beauty you meet at a party, regulate yourself ...

Marianne Faithfull: The Battle Over A Bird

Interview by David Griffiths, Record Mirror, 8 April 1965

SAID MARIANNE: "The trouble with having a record called 'The Little Bird' is that I don't like birds. I'm being involved in publicity situations where ...

Marianne Faithfull: Marianne Meets Dylan And Baez

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 14 May 1965

THE COLOURFUL combination of Bob Dylan, Marianne Faithfull, Joan Baez, John Mayall and "a nice fat man called Albert" (Dylan's manager) met to dispose of ...

Marianne Faithfull Like A Breath Of Fresh Air

Profile by Derek Taylor, KRLA Beat, 24 July 1965

MARIANNE FAITHFULL flew out of Los Angeles and somehow the city didn't seem quite as bright. ...

Marianne's World Of Dreams

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 24 July 1965

SMUGGLING WINE and cigarettes into England, a pirate TV and radio station, houses in Italy and the Greek Islands. What a strange combination, but all ...

Fairy Tales Can Come True — Look at Marianne Faithfull

Interview by Louise Criscione, KRLA Beat, 31 July 1965

WELL HERE we go again. This time we're off to an exclusive interview with a girl who looks like a refugee from a fairy tale ...

Marianne Faithfull: Baby Halts Marianne's Plans

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 6 August 1965

"BABIES are taking over," Marianne Faithfull informed me. "My little 'third party' is going to prevent me going to the U.S. or Mexico as I ...

Marianne — Surprise Star

Profile and Interview by uncredited writer, KRLA Beat, 1 January 1966


Mick Sheds Chrissie For Faithfull

Report by Tony Barrow, KRLA Beat, 25 February 1967

EVER SINCE he confirmed publically that he was no longer dating Chrissie Shrimpton it has been fairly common knowledge in London that MICK JAGGER spends ...

Girls in the News: Mick and I by Marianne

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, April 1967

Show business has dealt some cruel blows to Marianne Faithfull. At the moment she's happy — with Mick Jagger. Dawn James asks her about her ...

Rolling Stones Starting To Mellow

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 16 September 1967

THE TIMES THEY have a-changed, as Bob Dylan predicted – and with them – the Rolling Stones. There was a time when one approached a ...

Marianne Faithfull: As Years Go By

Interview by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, 2 February 1974

EVEN THOUGH it's so bloody cold, everyone wants to know what happens to John Osborne's loathsome soldier hero in the end. ...

Hollywood Anger

Interview by Mick Brown, Crawdaddy!, September 1976

The gossip-monger who exposed Babylon, created Scorpio Rising and inspired 'Sympathy for the Devil', turns to Magick and the ascending Lucifer. ...

Still Faithfull After All These Years

Interview by Penny Valentine, Creem, June 1978

REAL SURVIVORS are rare in rock 'n' roll. Those who live in the fast lane tend not to make it to 30, the rest are ...

Marianne Faithfull: Broken English (Island)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 10 November 1979

BEFORE WE get started on the music... ...

The Ballad of Marianne Faithfull

Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, December 1979

MARIANNE FAITHFULL was the Face of the '60s Fragile, damaged little bird with the voice of an angel, broken on a spike and filled with ...

Marianne Faithfull: Broken English

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, March 1980

"I never lied to my lover/But if I did I would admit it/If I could get away with murder/I'd take my gun and I'd commit ...

Marianne Faithfull: Dangerous Acquaintances (Island)

Review by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, 26 September 1981

FAST COMPANY, slow daze... Marianne Faithfull was once merely an incandescent 'inspiration' to the men and the merchandisers of rock. Now she has become one ...

Marianne Faithfull: Ses Liaisons Dangereuses

Interview by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, February 1982

"I'VE ALWAYS KNOWN who I was," she says in a raspy, Bette Davis voice. "Whether I could achieve to express that to everyone else was ...

Marianne Faithfull: My Credit is Good

Interview by Philip Norman, Sunday Times, 1983

WHEN MARIANNE Faithfull goes out nowadays, it is usually to the Chelsea Arts Club. The whitewashed house in Old Church Street, a cross between country ...

Marianne Faithfull: Child's Adventure (Island)

Review by Penny Reel, New Musical Express, 5 February 1983

THE NEOPSYCHE portrayed in the skirmishes related here is quite that which an unprejudiced layman – having perhaps some passing memory of tears gone by ...

Wally Badarou's All-World Keyboards

Interview by Rob Tannenbaum, Musician, May 1986

The Synthesizer Star of Compass Point on Getting and Keeping International Feel ...

Marianne Faithfull Springs Eternal

Interview by Deborah Frost, BAM, 7 October 1994

"Since AIDS, I've changed my attitude. Now I'm honored. I want to be part of the gay community and I am." ...

Marianne Faithfull: Venus & Mars

Interview by Mat Snow, Q, December 1994

Stop sniggering at the back. Marianne Faithfull may well have bedded the world and his whippet, but that smutty old story about the cunningly concealed ...

Marianne Faithfull

Interview by Jim Sullivan, Boston Globe, The, 30 April 1995

As years go by, Faithfull sings haunting songs of A Secret Life ...

Marianne Faithfull: Berliner Ensemble, Berlin

Live Review by Dave Rimmer, MOJO, February 1996

THE SET IS SIMPLE: black curtain, grand piano, chair and table, snifter of brandy and pack of Marlboro Lights. She’s nervous stepping on to it, ...

"Radically Festive": The Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Circus

Retrospective and Interview by Mat Snow, MOJO, November 1996

On December 10, 1968, some of the most exciting talent in rock history gathered for an event all the more legendary for having been quietly ...

Marianne Faithfull: An Interview

Interview by Will Self, Independent on Sunday, 1999

THERE'S NOTHING much crasser in life than being told by someone, shortly after you've met them: "You really remind me of so-and-so..." It's bad enough ...

God (Marianne Faithfull) and the Devil (Anita Pallenberg) Talk About Their Ab Fab episode

Interview by David Dalton, Gadfly, 2001

AFTER A six-year break the outrageous Britcom Absolutely Fabulous is back with a new six-part series. The "Donkey" episode airing on the Comedy Channel on ...

The Backpages Interview: Marianne Faithfull

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, 28 July 2001

ON A SUNNY evening in the fair city of Dublin, Marianne Faithfull pads about her kitchen, barefoot in a denim skirt, preparing a rack of ...

Tears Gone By: the Rebirth of Marianne Faithfull

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, 16 February 2002

The former Sister Morphine talks about her remarkable new album Kissin Time. ...

Marianne Faithfull

Report and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Vogue, March 2002

ON A DAMP December afternoon in bucolic Buckinghamshire, a legendary female icon of the '60s is leading her Noughties counterpart down the garden path. Literally. ...

Marianne Faithfull: The Curse of the Multiplying Mariannes

Interview by David Dalton, Gadfly, 18 March 2002

PART 1: THE SCATTERED SELVESGadfly: I wanted to start by asking you to describe the various Mariannes who have manifested themselves over the years. ...

Marianne Faithfull With Special Guests: Only Connect Festival, Barbican, London

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, May 2002

SHE SLINKS on wearing a black suit with impossibly tight trousers and smoking a cigarette. Four young men play 'Sex With Strangers' dry, cobwebby beat, ...

Marianne Faithfull: "La Saboteuse"

Interview by Jim Irvin, Word, The, October 2004

IT IS THE EVENING of the day – a very balmy day in San Francisco – and, perhaps, Marianne Faithfull shouldn't be here. ...

Marianne Faithful: Strong Poison

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, January 2005

INITIALLY MORE infamous than famous, Marianne Faithfull was known more for her extraordinary beauty and her liaison with Mick Jagger than she was for her ...

Marianne Faithfull

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, February 2005

Wooed by Dylan, ripped off by Jagger, too hardcore for Burroughs. A drug addict who recovered to make grainy, dramatic music rife with sex and ...

Marianne Faithfull: Come My Way

Sleevenotes by Tim Tooher, Rev-Ola Records, November 2007

THE ACCEPTED WISDOM regarding Marianne Faithfull is that in the 1960s she was the mere puppet of oft-considered shady, behind-the-scenes operators like Andrew Loog Oldham ...

Marianne Faithfull

Interview by Evelyn McDonnell, Interview, April 2009

TALKING TO MariaTALKING TO Marianne Faithfull over the day's first coffee is a bit like waking up for cocktails. She's alert and energetic, but chicly ...

Marianne Faithfull: Horses and High Heels

Review by Steven R Rosen, Blurt, 11 July 2011

MARIANNE FAITHFULL'S 1979 Broken English may be as influential an album to come out of Britain's punk revolution as any – and it isn't even ...

Marianne Faithfull: City Winery, NYC

Live Review by Larry Jaffee, Rock's Backpages, 25 December 2011

MARIANNE FAITHFULL'S welcome return to the New York concert stage reminded one of that funky old aunt in everyone's family. You know, the one who ...

see also Rolling Stones, The

see also Wally Badarou


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