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Saturday, 28 June 2014

Working Class Hero

Marianne Faithfull at the height of her powers singing the great John Lennon song Working Class Hero — which she recorded on her 1979 album Broken English.


litehiker said...

Hi. I thought Marianne had died for a moment until I checked. She was my pin up in another life long ago. I carried a portrait photo of her in my wallet torn out of NME.

am said...

"You don’t have to be the character. I can really come at it as I am. A working artist, that’s what I am." (Marianne Faithfull, from interview below)



I'm in the process of reading The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World, by Lewis Hyde. Marianne Faithfull and John Lennon fit right in to that meditation. Thank you.

The Solitary Walker said...

Thanks for reading and listening, Litehiker.

Yes, I remember reading that book, Am. I see I wrote about it here:


Ms. Moon said...

Just found your blog through Sabine. I think we share some similar sensibilities. I adore Broken English and this is one of my favorite songs from it. I love the Lennon version as well. It'll cut your heart out.

The Solitary Walker said...

Welcome, Ms Moon... I remember so well first hearing 'Broken English'... I love all the tracks... and, of course, the Lennon version too...