The daughter of a British wartime spy and an Austro-Hungarian baroness, Marianne Faithfull epitomised the perfect English rose~immaculate bone structure, long blonde hair, angelic features and a cut-glass accent. An icon of the Sixties, she is remembered less for the beautiful songs she performed back then than she is for infiltrating the Rolling Stones' court and becoming consort to the Prince of Pop himself, Mick Jagger. Her subsequent fall from grace made world headlines, yet in the face of the harshest adversity she dragged herself out of the mire to become one of the most respected, adored, and profoundly talented entertainers to have ever graced the world stage. A living legend, Marianne Faithfull may well be the finest and most distinguished female singer in Britain today. KATHY KIRBY: Britain's glamorous answer to Marilyn Monroe-a phenomenally talented but tetchy individual for whom there was no such thing as a bad take. Contains full UK & European 60s vinyl discographies.