The world first heard about Marianne Faithfull as part of the Rolling Stones soap opera in the 60s. She was a great looking singer with an uncontrollable drug habit. She had a series of pretty decent singles over the course of a decade-- and some less praiseworthy albums-- before she released the LP that brought her back to the public's attention after a long and spectacular descent into drug hell: Broken English (1979). One of the most acclaimed songs on the album was a cover of John Lennon's now classic "Working Class Hero," first released by Lennon on his debut post-Beatles project in 1970. More recently-- last year-- Green Day did a great version of it on a charity compilation. Here's Marianne Faithfull's version:
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