Marianne Faithfull

RORY: The stuff they gave me at the hospital made me a little dopey.

LORELAI: My little Marianne Faithful.

Marianne Faithfull (born 1946), English singer, songwriter, and actress. She became popular with the release of her 1964 single, “As Tears Go By”, and was one of the lead female artists in the British Invasion music scene in the US. Her albums were a commercial success, she had a highly-publicised relationship with Mick Jagger, and she appeared in several films. However, this was overshadowed by personal problems in the 1970s, when she was anorexic, homeless, and a heroin addict.

She made a comeback in 1979 with her critically acclaimed album Broken English, and is regarded as one of the greatest women in rock and roll. She received the World Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2009 Women’s World Awards and was made a Commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the government of France.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.