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This rock 'n' roll goddess was the muse of the Rolling Stones: The Story of Marianne Faithfull

Marianne Faithfull has always been synonymous with the wild 60s, and her relationship with Jagger and his bandmates is legendary...

The Story of Marianne Faithfull, Muse of the Iconic Rolling Stones

Today once charming Marianne Faithfull known as a British singer and actress, who has long "passed" for 70… However, in the distant 60s she was at the peak of her popularity! She was also the muse of cult Rolling Stones! Yes, yes: of all the fans and girlfriends "rollings" it is Faithfull who stands out as the most influential. Her innocent yet haunting good looks and soft voice have made her a long-term star! But life as a British beauty has never been easy... Marianne has struggled with addiction for most of her life. She also struggled with the public's perception of her as a passionate party girl and girlfriend. Mick Jagger. She miraculously managed to avoid death several times, and she finally managed to turn her life around. 80s! And while she may be perfectly sober now, Marianne Faithfull has always been synonymous with wild 60s, and her relationship with Jagger and his bandmates became a legend...

She and Mick Jagger became an important part of the London party

Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger
Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger

Marianne had a very close relationship with Brian Jones and Keith Richards, and was also already married to another man when she began an affair with Mick Jagger... Their tumultuous relationship lasted four years, during which time they became icons of the London party! Marianne was young and beautiful, and Mick was the god of rock at that time - it was impossible not to admire them ...

The beautiful couple were also known for their addiction to illegal substances, and ultimately the party lifestyle took a toll on Faithfull: gradually she switched to heavier substances ...

A miscarriage, a hospital and a street...

Gorgeous Marianne Faithfull in her youth...
Delightful Marianne Faithfull in her youth ...

In the midst of a relationship with Jagger Marianne found out she was pregnant. But this did not stop any of them from cheating - he is with a girl Keith Richards, and she is with Richards himself as payback. In the end, they came to the idea that they would become parents, and began to make plans for the future. They decided that they would name the girl Corrina. Unfortunately, at the time, Marianne was still using substances regularly, and she eventually miscarried seven months after she became pregnant, in 1968 year. The tragedy was one of the aspects that led to a dramatic rift between her and Jagger...

Shortly after her pregnancy ended in miscarriage, Marianne and Mick flew to Sydney. It happened in 1969 year. Meek stars in biopic about legendary Australian outlaw Nede Kelly During this period, the couple lived in a hotel. Once, while taking a bath, Marianne looked in the mirror and allegedly saw the face of the deceased there. Brian Jones! It is worth noting that she was not sober... Losing control of reality, she tried to open the window of their room on the 14th floor to jump, but it was closed. Instead, she took 150 pills that affect the nervous system ... Fortunately, Mick found her in time, and after Marianne was rushed to the hospital, she spent the next six days in a coma.

Marianne Faithfull
Marianne Faithfull

After her relationship with Jagger fell apart in 1970 year, the decline of her life was, according to the journalist Daily Mail, "swift and violent." She literally sank to the bottom...

Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger...
Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger...

She lost custody of her son Nicholas (by John Dunbar, whom she married at 18) after a divorce and soon found herself on the streets in Soho. However, in a 2016 interview, she also saw the positive aspects of her experience of "homelessness" in 1960s and 1970s years:

“When I lived on St Anne's Court, I suddenly realized that people are really nice! At the Chinese restaurant, they let me wash my clothes, and the person who had the tea stall offered me a cup of tea… The people with addictions looked after me and they were very kind…”

Darkened career

Charming Marianne Faithfull
Charming Marianne Faithfull

When the singing career Marianne was just beginning, she was well known and loved for her light vocals ... She was only 17 yearswhen she was just starting out, and her youth was reflected in her voice! However, after 60s years, as her substance use increased, her vocal cords underwent dramatic changes. Voice Faithfull noticeably coarsened, however - after so many years she is even proud of it:

“Women are supposed to appear beautiful and feminine – this is an outdated canon for me! I am glad that feelings and life experience are heard in my voice ... "

In fact, a career Marianne was overshadowed by her wild way of life during the period 60s… In later interviews, she described the double standard that was applied to rock stars of the time:

“When men drank and used substances, it added to their mystique. When women did this, they seemed irresponsible and lost…”

In the end 70s and 80s Marianne tried to overcome her addictions and resurrect a musical career that once had so much potential... She survived the darkest times and reasserted herself with a new album of covers 1987 year titled Strange Weather! In addition, Marianne has established herself as an actress! Yes Yes: Faithfull was more than just a singer - she was an actress both on stage and on screen. Throughout her life, she acted in dozens of films as well as many plays. She has also released dozens of albums!

However, it Strange Weather was a triumph because it was the first album she released after finally breaking free of her addiction...

Collaboration with the Rolling Stones

Marianne Faithfull and the Rolling Stones
Marianne Faithfull and the Rolling Stones

First big hit Marianne was partially written Keith Richards and Mick Jaggerand manager of the Rolling Stones Andrew Loog Oldhamwho met young Marianne in 1964 year. The song was called "As Tears Go By", and went on to become popular with both Faithfull and the Stones! However, for Marianne it was a big hit on both sides of the Atlantic...

Marianne was also the Rolling Stones' iconic muse and inspired several songs by the band! According to Faithfull herself, these are well-known "Wild Horses", "Sympathy for the Devil", "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "Let's Spend the Night Together"

Faithfull also claims she wrote the song "Sister Morphine" co-authored with Keith and Mick in the late 60s, at a time when addiction became a huge problem for her ...

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