Gregory Corso and Allen Ginsberg in conversation continuing from – here
GC: Oh Marianne (Faithfull), you met her? She used to be my old friend.
AG: She’s teaching, third-year-in-a-row, at Naropa. You saw her at Naropa didn’t you?
GC: No,no, I wish I had. I knew her early in the game.
AG: She was there last year.
GC : I knew her in Paris in 1964, that’s a good twenty-five years ago, she must be grown-up?
AG: She was my date in Albert Hall when (Bob) Dylan was there in ’65, Dylan asked me to take her to a…
GC: See, I met her in 1964 in Paris and she was young and beautiful. Now I hear her voice, she’s like a Marlene Dietrich sound.
AG: But I just want to point something out to you. I was going into an anecdote about Dylan asking me to.. and you wouldn’t let me finish my anecdote.
GC: You can finish your anecdote.
AG: Yeah, ok.
GC: I was telling you that Marianne Faithfull got me, that’s all. I loved her.
AG: What was your..
GC: I told ya . I met her in 1964 in Paris.
AG: And what did she do? where did you go?
GC: She told me – we were in La Coupole – that if I wrote some lyrics she’d get Mick Jagger to do it with the Rolling Stones – this is 1964 and the Rolling Stones weren’t even known then, ok? – So, go ahead, what about Dylan and er..
AG Oh well.. when I went to London in ’65 (the time of Don’t Look Back)..
AG: …Wholly Communion, The Albert Hall Poetry Reading). So, Dylan was singing in the Albert Hall and he.. Marianne was on the scene …
GC: After or before?
GC: After (the) Wholly Communion or before? because Wholly Communion was ’65.
AG: Before, before.
AG: See, (because) Dylan filled Albert Hall first.
AG: And on the opening night, (there were two nights running), so he asked me to be Marianne’s date and got us a limousine
AG Apparently I was nice to her because she still remembers it.
AG: Because everybody on the scene was..heavy
GC: She was a sweetheart.. Good heart
AG: Catholic girl from a nunnery!
GC: Yeah, she has a good heart.
GC: We filled Albert Hall!
AG: Yeah, that was the beginning of the international poetry-reading series
AG: What was that called? The Poetry..? The International Poetry Incarnation? – and when was that? July 19..
to be continued