Photograph by Jim Simpson

MARIANNE FAITHFULL / 1964 / BIRMINGHAM, HIPPODROME

£495.00

All Prints are produced to a limited edition of 100 and signed by Jim Simpson.
Prints are only available in one size. Print size – 558 x 443mm   Paper size – 609 x 570mm.
Unless otherwise specified, all prints are archival digital prints on Somerset 100% Cotton 255gsm paper.

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Description

“Posh Bird Gone Bad”, shouted those headlines, but to a lot of people “Posh Bird Done Good” was more like it. The father of MARIANNE FAITHFULL was an Army officer, her mother an Austrian Baroness of the Hapsburg Dynasty. Despite that and the drug abuse that the media consistently over-reported, she is a national treasure. She wrote strong songs, made cracking recordings, had some hits, and found time to deliver convincing acting. Back in the 1960s, to be Mick Jagger’s girlfriend was as good an entrée into the music world as you could get. Discovered by Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham, Marianne left her husband to be with Jagger and had her first hit with As Tears Goes By, penned for her by Jagger and Keith Richard. She is still delivering the goods a half-century later, still a star, an enduring and much-loved talent.