MHD Posted August 5, 2008 Share Posted August 5, 2008 This segment of a feature on Marianne Faithfull in this month's Mojo made me smile. I suppose it's one way to get Jimmy to write you a song! For reference the "he" is Tony Calder who was Marianne's manager at the time of her first 2 albums. He was also an associate of Andrew Loog Oldham. Tony talking about Marianne's first albums.... "Marianne wanted credibilty so it had to be folk," he says. He knew nothing but rock 'n' roll and presumed he'd detest it. But he came up with a positive compromise: "Make a folk album and a pop album." She agreed. He reckoned he'd sort it out with Decca later. He concentrated on gathering the right material for the pop album, including some unorthodox proactive A&R when in Los Angeles with Jimmy Page: "One night I couldn't get into our hotel room because Jimmy and Jackie DeShannon were in there shagging, so I yelled, When you've finished could you write a song for Marianne?" His coarse approach bore fruit as DeShannon proffered Come and Stay With Me, Faithfull's second hit (Number 4 in February 1965) and with Page, wrote an album track for her, In My Time Of Sorrow. Taken from the article Fallen Angel by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO September 2008 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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