Mick Jagger’s ex-girlfriend, Marianne Faithfull, had a highly publicized relationship with the lead vocalist of the Rolling Stones. She was in a relationship with him from 1966 to 1970.
Marianne Faithfull was discovered by Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham and had a chart-topping career in the ’60s. She went on a downward spiral due to drug addiction and ended up on the streets in the 1970s, only to make a successful comeback at the end of that decade.
Faithfull shared stories with a number of names in the May 2009 edition of Classic Rock magazine. She shared her story about Jimi Hendrix and described meeting him as “magical” and called him his biggest regret.
In the magazine, Faithfull said that she went to see Hendrix in a club in London called The Bag O’Nails. She reminisced of this one time when she was at the club and no one else was present except her and Hendrix’s manager, Chas Chandler.
Hendrix did a whole performance for Faithfull and they both met a few times. Faithfull said that Hendrix always came on to her a bit strong but she couldn’t do anything, as she was still in a relationship with Mick Jagger.
Faithfull did say that she would have loved to be with Hendrix if she was single. She did add that she would have gone off with him if she wasn’t involved with Mick Jagger. “I would have loved to. Actually, quite frankly, if I hadn’t been with Mick I would’ve gone off with him. Jimi is my biggest regret.”
Faithfull would never be in a relationship with Hendrix. She ended her relationship with Jagger in May 1970, after she started an affair with Lord Rossmore. She would lose custody of her son and a suicide attempt later, her personal life would go into a severe decline along with her career.