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Marianne Faithfull Speaks Broken English with Glenn O'Brien

Glenn O'Brien, Interview, February 1980

MARIANNE FAITHFULL hasn't had a hit record since 'As Tears Go By' in 1966. That song, written for her by Jag­ger and Richards, instantly trans­formed a bright beautiful schoolgirl in­to a pop romantic ideal: the pre-Raphaelite English rose heroine plaintively observing life pass her by, an an­cient sensibility lost in a mod world.

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