Image: Marianne Faithfull, Mick Jagger Romance Part of Her BBC Tell-All

Marianne Faithfull, Mick Jagger Romance Part of Her BBC Tell-All

Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 09:06 AM

By Alexandra Ward

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Marianne Faithfull, the British singer who dated Mick Jagger in the late '60s, opened up on a BBC tell-all about her romance with the Rolling Stones frontman and her intimacy problems.

Faithfull, now 66, had a couple of successful singles in the 1960s, including "This Little Bird" and "As Tears Go By," but she quickly became entangled in a whirlwind of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.

Her habit got to be so bad, she said, that she could not be physically intimate with a partner without drugs or alcohol. Speaking on an upcoming episode of the BBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" Faithfull attributed her aversion to sex to the rapes of her mother and grandmother, The Telegraph reported.

Urgent: Should U.S. Strike Syria? Vote Here

"I think my mother and her unconscious and unspoken loathing of men had a huge effect on me," she said. "It was a big problem for me in the Sixties, especially as I had to pretend that everything was so wonderful, wild, and sexual. But it really wasn't.

"It took me years, until the time I got to 50 or so, before I could be in a relationship and love and not have to take drink or drugs to have sex."

Faithfull got involved with Jagger in 1966 and she was supposedly the inspiration for the Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want." The two had a highly publicized relationship that ended in 1970, shortly after Faithfull suffered a miscarriage.



She told the BBC that the relationship left her scarred.

"He loved me and I loved him. I just walked away. I don't really know why," she said. "I had to move on. Of course it was very, very hard because I loved him."

Faithfull's episode of "Who Do You Think You Are?" is scheduled to air Sept. 18.

Urgent: Should Obamacare be Repealed? Vote Here Now

Related stories:

Mick Jagger Turns 70: A Look at Some of His Great Moments

Being a Teacher Would Have Rocked Him Too, Says Mick Jagger

New Biography: Mick Jagger Closet Conservative  

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Cambodia HIV Outbreak: 100-Plus People Diagnosed; Investigation Sought

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:50 PM

More than 100 HIV infections in a single Cambodian village have spurred the country's prime minister to ask for an inves . . .

Slender Man Case: Two Girls Competent to Stand Trial in Stabbing

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:26 PM

Two girls who allegedly stabbed a 12-year-old friend over the online game Slender Man are competent to stand trial for a . . .

Kate Upton Sexiest Woman Alive; Model Apologizes to Teen Brother

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 17:52 PM

Model Kate Upton was selected as People magazine's first Sexiest Woman Alive, a month after Chris Hemsworth received the . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved