Marianne Faithfull Interview 1968

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Andrew Stuart Brown : Why be so quick to beat up a 21-year-old 60s girl, nor to comment harshly what time has done to her? Time is waiting for us all, and it gives out its beatings with a free hand.

nahnni : It's so fascinating to listen to this interview.  When one is so very young, one feels so very wise and so intensely idealistic.  Even death is but a dream.  Then, one grows older and into wisdom (hopefully), and looking back, wonders what that was all about.  Little did Marianne know at the time of this interview that hell hadn't even begun to open up its gates...and she would survive.  What an amazing woman.

Valerie Vallonie : "Before you get married you just don't realize what the person's like, until afterwards." holy grail advice for marriage 

David Joy : Her beauty is stunning. Fascinating lady so bewitching. I could watch her all day.

Galericulus : To MrSmith6000.  The reason Marianne Faithfull and Brian Jones sound so similar is because they were both brought up in Middle Class British Homes and both had a good education.  This contrasts with the majority of pop stars of the 1960s, who were predominantly Working Class and speak the way most people associate with the Rock and Roll and Music Industry.  If you are unfamiliar with the British Class system, which was then even more rife than it is now, you will take for granted these differences, but if you are unaware of them they are probably somewhat puzzling.  In those days, all the managers, company owners, Politicians and Professional people spoke with the Middle Class accent you noticed in Brian and Marianne.  All the blue-collar working men of the time spoke with the accent you're more familiar with, or regional accents like Liverpool, Newcastle, Cockney or the Midlands.  The music industry of the 1960s was very much a Class Revolution in Britain, and this is a point often overlooked today.  Intelligent working class people with a bit of musical talent and something to say comprised the majority of people in the music industry then.  Brian and Marianne were two of the earliest Middle Class people to get into popular music in Britain at that time.  But they were followed by groups like Pink Floyd Genesis and Yes, who were very competent musicians and played firstly psychedelic and then Progressive Rock.  These were followed by groups like Queen, all of whom I believe have PhDs under their belts before starting their music careers in case the music didn't work out for them.  

M. Maron : She's so beautiful, mentally and physically

KaptKan1 : I was in love with the beauty and the beautiful voice of the young Marianne Faithfull. It's false to say that she only became famous when she started hanging out with Jagger; I was around at the time and she was already a huge star on her own. When she fell into the abyss of drug abuse even us hippies said, "Bummer, man! That chick needs to get straight." Idolisiing her as some kind of "survivor" is as idiotic as emulating her multitude of really bad decisions. Her life is a warning to those who have brains enough to understand.

myjulie60 : I saw Marianne live in 1964.... she was stunningly beautiful back then... took your breath away  ...

claudia torres : She is adorable.

Kevin Wilmott : God she was stunning

richard obbard : So beautiful ..

Bill Rhodes : The Brits just seem so much more intelligent

Christian Freud : She was hot, and she does have a brain.

steve believe : She's all over the map with those answers isn't she?

K T : beautiful speaking voice

John Smith : Bravo, you go girl! The difference in the depth of character of 60s children and today's empty headed "issue-driven" youngsters is stark.

First Impressions : Her fascination with death became apparent the following year when she almost took her own life in July 1969. That was probably the final straw for MJ as an unstable partner would not be good for Mick Jagger PLC.

Michael Szymanski : Wow. Speechless. She is stunningly beautiful.

Marcus Sirles : dang she,s just pretty

Mark Magnolia : transcend

Bazza Riley : Stuck up cow, yes - but a beautiful stuck up cow . . .

maggiebee : On the odd chance that you see this, do you have the full interview? We're looking for this over at Marianne Faithfull Official.

Marcus Sirles : look at them pretty eyes she has

Andrew Williams : She was gorgeous in her younger days.

MultiMusicalheart : stunningly beautiful! I am intrigued by her. What a songwriter! Artist. Angel.

wincanton2 : Lovely lady, good singer, well read and all round interesting person.

Aman Offaith : I wish I could warn this young lady about her grim future. Poor lady. Love, Faith, and giving could have done her a world of good instead of drugs, being on the streets, and loneliness she will face.

JuanJoT$ : OMG! She was so beautiful! Where all that beauty went to?

Slohands : Such a beauty. Coming from her I find all the swirling musings and hippiedom completely charming.

saddoboxing1 : She was just stupid naive young girl molested by those brutal white rock pedophiles. We should finally condemn the whole sick idea of great rock and roll counter-culture of 1960's. These idiots just harmed stable society and caused hell lot a harm to millions of people. More Mozart, less Rolling Stones.

The Artful Dodger : why do beautiful girls have to grow old? God needs to fix some bugs and release version 2.0.

flak jac : I think this 1 changed a generation,,,,,,,,of self centered asswipes

Fourier TransformBrowne : I like the way the interviewer directs her toward the topic : :'...marriage wasn't for you, you were looking for something, perhaps you weren't sure what, what else did you try...drugs?"

Bubbles Yang : the most gorgeous girl

christopher sapsford : She is lovely,so honest,adorarable.

sacheverelle : Love her mouth. 

Robert Crawford : She sounds like she's stoned, a complete flake.  

Willie Finn : can see what jagger saw in her...good talker. beauty.


cindybin2001 : She was so nuts, acting like nothing was wrong with drugs. How did she even START using drugs?? I've never even seen marijuana, let alone LSD and heroin.

chatham43 : ...alas no......but thanks for the interest...

Natasha Semrau : We all have our faults and possitive points. I think Ms. Faithful is a brave person. She just keeps going. Also agree with Mr. Brown that time gets us all, if we have the luxury of time. Her career is still going on, so she must have done something right.

Nefarious Ned : How she aged in so short a time! From innocent-looking little girl in "As Time Goes By", to hard-edged woman here.

hydraIX : Hot Young British Lass...Then !!! And Then She made Her appearance in Metallica's The Memory Remains !!! Her love of death ?? Which is why She was friends w/ Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson !!! Also worked w/ Jimmy Page on a few of Her songs and director Kenneth Anger (as did The Rolling Stones) in his ode to Crowley avante-garde cinema Invocation of My Demon Brother /Lucifer Rising !!!

GrungeGirl83 : She was pregnant here

The69ersFC Unofficial : Great observation. Totally agree!

MultiMusicalheart : oh wow.

Pyewacket 5 : I love this interview

Zardoz Z : "I've stop..." all smiles, no LSD for me. Reminds me of Arnold Schwarzenegger and his reply to being asked if he ever took steroids for body building, replying "No" with a big grin.

Zack Aild : drugs and shit ruined her amazing voice. so, she end up singing for metallica.