Marianne Faithfull Similar Artists

Nico - 100% match to Marianne Faithfull

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Patti Smith - 83% match to Marianne Faithfull

Genres: Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Patricia Lee Smith, 30 December 1946, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Smith was raised in New Jersey and became infatuated by music, principally the Rolling Stones, the Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix and James Brown. After relocating to New York City in 1967, she lived with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe for a period. Her initial talent focused on poetry, rock journalism and art Read more

Anna Calvi - 66% match to Marianne Faithfull

Genres: Pop / Rock
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John Cale - 62% match to Marianne Faithfull

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 March 1942, Garnant, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Cale was a student of viola and keyboards at London’s Goldsmith’s college when introduced to electronic music. In 1963 he won a Leonard Bernstein scholarship to study modern composition at the Eastman Conservatory in Massachusetts, but later moved to New York where he joined the Dream Syndicate, an avant garde ensemble Read more

Joan Baez - 59% match to Marianne Faithfull

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Latin Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joan Chandos Baez, 9 January 1941, Staten Island, New York, USA. The often-used cliché - the queen of folk to Bob Dylan’s king - her sweeping soprano is one of the most distinctive voices in popular music. An impressive appearance at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival followed the singer’s early performances throughout the Boston/New England club scene and estab Read more

Yoko Ono - 58% match to Marianne Faithfull

Genres: Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 February 1933, Tokyo, Japan. Ono moved to the USA at the age of 14 and was later immersed in the New York avant garde milieu. A reputation as a film maker and conceptual artist preceded her collaborations with John Lennon which followed in the wake of their meeting in 1966. The couple’s links were both professional and personal - they married on 20 March 1969 - and w Read more

Melanie - 55% match to Marianne Faithfull

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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PJ Harvey - 55% match to Marianne Faithfull

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Polly Jean Harvey, 9 October 1969, Yeovil, Somerset, England. Harvey was the daughter of hippie parents who exposed her to art rock artists such as Captain Beefheart and folk singer-songwriters like Bob Dylan at an early age. After growing up on their farm in Dorset and playing saxophone with an eight-piece instrumental group, she wrote her first songs as part of the Polekat Read more

Joni Mitchell - 54% match to Marianne Faithfull

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Roberta Joan Anderson, 7 November 1943, Fort MacLeod, Alberta, Canada. After studying art in Calgary, this singer-songwriter moved to Toronto in 1964. The following February she gave birth to her daughter Kelly Dale Anderson but reluctantly gave her up for adoption at six months old (the subject was dealt with most memorably by the singer on the track ‘Little Green’ Read more

Kate Bush - 54% match to Marianne Faithfull

Genres: Documentaries Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Catherine Bush, 30 July 1958, Bexleyheath, Kent, England. While still at school, the precocious Bush was discovered by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, who was so impressed by the imaginative quality of her songwriting that he financed some demo recordings. EMI Records were equally taken with the product and in an unusual act of faith decided not to record her immediately. I Read more

Leonard Cohen - 54% match to Marianne Faithfull

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 September 1934, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. A graduate in English Literature from McGill and Columbia Universities, Cohen first made an impression as a novelist. The Favorite Game (1963) and Beautiful Losers (1966) offered the mixture of sexual and spiritual longing, despair and black humour, prevalent in his lyrics. Two early songs, ‘Suzanne’ and ‘Priests Read more

Suzanne Vega - 54% match to Marianne Faithfull

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 July 1959, Santa Monica, California, USA. Vega is a highly literate singer-songwriter who found international success in the late 80s and early 90s. Having moved with her parents to New York City at the age of two, Vega studied dance at the High School for the Performing Arts (as featured in the Fame television series) and at Barnard College, singing her own material in N Read more

Buffy Sainte-Marie - 53% match to Marianne Faithfull

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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20 February 1941, Piapot Reserve, Saskatchewan, Canada. Adopted and raised in Maine and Massachusetts, Sainte-Marie received a PhD in Fine Art from the University of Massachusetts, but eschewed a teaching career in favour of folk singing. She was signed to Vanguard Records in 1964, following her successful performances at Gerde’s Folk City. Her debut It’s My Way! i Read more

Sinead O'Connor - 52% match to Marianne Faithfull

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 December 1966, Dublin, Eire. This Irish singer combined her highly distinctive vocal range with striking post-feminist imagery to great commercial effect on both sides of the Atlantic, establishing herself in the late 80s and early 90s as one of the most potent left-field forces in popular music.O’Connor endured a turbulent youth and diagnoses Read more

Martha Wainwright - 51% match to Marianne Faithfull

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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8 May 1976, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The youngest child of singer-songwriters Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright followed her elder brother Rufus Wainwright into a music career in the late 90s. Like Rufus, she was brought up surrounded by music even though her parents split up when she was only 12-months old. Martha shared the dubious honour with h Read more


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