About Marianne Faithfull
Few stars of the 1960s reinvented themselves as successfully as Marianne Faithfull. Her musical career began when she scored a hit with her version of "As Tears Go By," which was released before the Rolling Stones' version. Successful singles displaying her talent as an interpretive vocalist followed, and 1966's folky North Country Maid showed that her gifts stretched beyond polished pop. In the late '60s, she stumbled into drug addiction, then made a striking comeback with 1979's Broken English, which found her voice rougher than before and displaying a newfound dramatic passion. The album gave Faithfull a new career, and over the next four decades, she would mix collections of her own material (1981's Dangerous Acquaintances) with collections of standards (1987's Strange Weather), interpretations of the work of Kurt Weill (1998's Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins and Other Songs), and in 2021, a spoken word album (She Walks in Beauty).
HOMETOWNHampstead, London, England
BORNDecember 29, 1946