As Tears Go By 45 by Marianne Faithful

March 5, 2011

During the 1960s, I never could decide who was better looking, Marianne Faithful or Jackie DeShannon?

Marianne Faithful was best known for her relationship with Mick Jagger, which almost cost her life because of heavy drug use. By the end of the decade her singing career had virtually ended and it would be ten years before her BROKEN ENGLISH album would begin her comback. Her voice was far from the clear soprano of the 1960s as hard living had given it a rough, harsh edge.

She released her cover of The Rolling Stones song, “As Tears Go By,” November 28, 1964. It would become one of her four top forty singles in The United States and her highest charting at number 22.

Her angelic looks and voice belied her image and actual lifestyle. She was one of the more interesting puzzles of the 1960s.

As Tears Go By 45 by The Rolling Stones

July 29, 2010

The Rolling Stones had already had two number one hits during 1965. Both “Satisfaction” and “Get Off Of My Cloud” had topped the American charts. Near the end of the year they released the ballad “As Tears Go By” which reached number six.

I have always preferred The Rolling Stones in rock mode so “As Tears Go By” is not one of my favorites. Good lyrics but the music leaves me a little cool.

It did come with one of my favorite Stones picture sleeves however. It is alot slicker and artsy than the ones that preceeded it. It showed the group was becoming a little more business savy as the rocketed toward the top of the rock universe.