NEW! The Rolling Stones in London Walking Tour launches on Thursday 5th May 2016!
Curated & guided by the team that brought you the Rock'n'Roll London Walk, we'll be prowling in the blueswailing, drug-busting, establishment-baiting footsteps of the savage young Stones in their 60's pomp – from the studios where they created to the shebeens where they, er, socialised – this walk provides the ideal "bonus tracks" to Exhibitionism, the blockbusting Stones retrospective at the Saatchi Gallery.
Meet at Tottenham Court Road station Thursdays at 2:30p.m. STARTS THURSDAY 5TH MAY 2016.
27. Marianne Faithfull
A Liz Taylor and Richard Burton for young people, Mick and Marianne were Swinging London. “Discovered” by Andrew Loog Oldham (“I’ve just seen an angel with big tits,” he announced - the 60s may have swung but no one said they were progressive). Had a hit with Mick and Keith’s first original composition, As Tears Go By and turned in pretty good run of folk-tinged singles and albums in the 60s. Her 1970s disappeared in Heroin addiction but her album, Broken English, remains a classic.
No mere WAG, Faithfull has proven to be a useful storyteller, too - her autobiography Faithfull (1995) remains required reading for anyone interested in the Stones and the 60s in general.
I blogged about Marianne Faithfull on The Daily Constitutional in my Great London Record Sleeves series. Click HERE to catch up with that post.
A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.