Wednesday, 04. March 2015
03. 12. 12. - 14:00
While Mick Jagger is still strutting the stage to sell-out performances fewer will realise that his old flame Marianne Faithfull is also still performing - currently with the lead role in Bertolt Brecht’s ballet The Seven Deadly Sins at the Landestheatre in Linz, Austria.
Miss Faithfull, who shot to fame in 1964 with her version of the Rolling Stones song As Tears Go By, is backed by male dancers dressed only in leather shorts.
And while Jagger, 69, is playing to fans who have paid up to a 1,000 Euros, tickets for Miss Faithfull’s ballet start at 12 Euros.
The singer, who turns 66 later this month, admits performing has become a necessary struggle – but is worried she would become ‘bored and lonely’ in retirement.
She dated Jagger for four years and after they split in 1970 she attempted suicide and spiralled into heroin addiction and poverty, ending up sleeping rough in Soho.
In 1979 she released a comeback album, Broken English, which established her as a formidable musical force. She has been recording and performing ever since, most recently with Jarvis Cocker and Nick Cave.
But Miss Faithfull, who will celebrate 50 years in music with a world tour in 2014, confessed that performing has become more difficult with age.
‘It is a struggle,’ she said. ‘I find songwriting much harder than I used to. But I still have more to say. And I still work for my living.’
Five years ago she admitted that she had never saved any money for her old age. ‘The problem with living life as if there is no tomorrow is that you get to this age and realise it isn’t true,’ she said.
It is not a problem Jagger is likely to have. He, along with the rest of the Stones, is expected to net around £4million from the five concerts.
And while he appeared far younger than his years on stage at the O2 arena in London, Miss Faithfull’s endless performing seems to have taken its toll.
Although some critics have said her performance proved unsteady others have praised her voice and control. And as a musician with such a rich history she certainly has provided an added attraction to the performance - still viewable this month and into January.
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