Marianne Faithfull is 68 today. Here she is performing “Sister Morphine,” a song she co-wrote with Jagger and Richards, with Ry Cooder on guitar and bass, recorded in 1969, just before her life veered off into addiction and homelessness.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.