Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

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.

Total word count of piece: 1522

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.