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Marianne Faithfull: The fall and rise of a ’60s icon

“Dude, you won’t believe it. Some 60-year-old woman was singing a Decemberists’ song on David Letterman tonight.” That was the message left on my cell phone by a friend who knows indie rock inside and out but has little use for 60s pop or 60-year-old artists, a 23-year-old for whom the Decemberists are far more relevant than the Rolling Stones.