David Corio

Marianne Faithfull

Dominion Theatre, London, UK
(June 8, 1982)

Marianne Faithful looked almost transparently pale on the enormous dark Dominion stage. Her chain-smoking all through the gig and her wailing voice were totally at odds with her delicate appearance and girlish white blouse. Marianne was 36 at that time and had been battling a pernicious drug habit for many years.

This photo was taken a couple years after the release of ‘Broken English’ which
had been received to great critical acclaim.

Marianne Faithfull