SHINDIG! | NO 131
Plagued by her association with iconic men of the ’60s and misogynistically reduced to “muse,” Marianne Faithfull’s riches-to-rags story is the stuff of music folklore. famous at 16, destitute by 25, she remains one of Britain’s most recognisable counter cultural icons and a symbol of musical rebirth, but her early career is often overshadowed by her later work. With a compilation spanning the first 30 years of her career out this month and further catalogue releases planned, seán casey takes a closer look at faithfull’s pop star era.