Marianne Faithfull was born Marianne Evelyn Gabriel Faithfull on December 29, 1946. She had her first hit record, "As Tears Go By" in 1964 at the age of 18. Her first album titled "Marianne Faithfull" was a huge success.
In 1966 she started a romantic relationship with Mick Jagger which lasted until 1970. Apparently Jagger was going to marry her but his rising stardom and notoriety caused problems between them. Also, according to a friend "Marianne could not emotionally handle Mick Jagger's appetite for other women. However, Marianne admits she had sex, in a one night stand, with Keith Richards without Jagger knowing about it to get back at him.
Marianne Faithfull says the best night of her life was the one she spent cheating on Sir Mick Jagger. Quote: ''The night I spent with Keith. Even now, it stands out. I think it was so great and memorable because it was just one night. That was it. And we're still great friends.'' Keith infuriated his bandmate when he wrote in his autobiography that Marianne had ''no fun'' with Mick in bed because the front man has a ''tiny todger''. Following Keith's claim, Marianne was later asked whether the guitarist's comments about Mick's manhood were true, prompting her to reply: ''Not quite, but nearly.''
However, after her split from Jagger, her popularity was overshadowed by personal problems. During that time she was anorexic, homeless, and a heroin addict and lived on the streets for two years. However, with the help of her friends and stays at Rehab Clinics, in 1979 she released the album "Broken English" and it was one of her most critically hailed albums.
No one really knows how or why the once "world famous" and beautiful Marianne Faithfull showed up on the stage in London, Ontario at Fryfogles Tavern, August, 1983. But her fans certainly gave her a huge sendup proving that there is much love for the pretty, blonde singer from Hampstead, London, England.