Mick Taylor and Mick Jagger performing live on stage (Image: Redferns)
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Sir Mick Jagger once moaned about having to say Let’s Spend The Night Together to his earliest groupies – who he branded “ugly, dreadful and Northern”.
In a newly unearthed interview, the womanising Rolling Stones frontman whinged about girls who wanted to bed the band when they shot to fame in 1963.
And the (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction singer, 78, added that he preferred American fans back in the day – who were “much younger and very clean”.
When asked about his early groupies, Jagger said: “Great ugly ones – dreadful Northern ones with long black hair, plastic boots and macs. Ugh.
“Thankfully, the girls are much prettier now than they were then. Hey, do you remember when girls nearly always seemed to have backcombed hair? I didn’t like them. I used to go for the type with the straight black hair, usually dyed. Oh God, they were so ugly. In the States the girls were pretty good. Much younger and very clean. Not quite so rainy, not such a rainy day.”
Mick had a Heart of Stone when it comes to his adoring fans
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Jagger – who is said to have slept with 4,000 women – was speaking in 1974. The comments were republished by rock magazine Uncut in a special on Stones drummer Charlie Watts, who died aged 80 last August.
Jagger, who has had eight children with five different women and is now a great-grandfather, added when asked if he had many girlfriends at school: “Yeah. Basically, the thing was that you used to just try and fund girls that would ****.
“The rest of it was just… yer know. I mean, it wasn’t quite as easy then as it is now. Since the invention of the pill, it’s become so much easier. In those days, it was a big deal.”
Wild Horses couldn't keep Mick's fans away
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He added he has “always found sex very exciting” and found it easy losing his virginity despite being a “very emotional” adolescent.
Asked how important having a “prolonged relationship” with a woman was, Mick admitted: “If you’re a musician I think it’s very good not to be with anybody, and just live on your own. Domesticity is death… a musician doesn’t spend too much time at home. He’s on the road, living out of a suitcase.
“I can’t stand to stay in one place for long. I’m not saying women aren’t important. I like my lady to come with me.
Mick had his share of Honky Tonk Women
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You Can't Always Get What You Want, ladies
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“But I don’t like to stay in one place in the same way as The Faces or David Bowie, who spend a long time at home with their old ladies and families.”
And Jagger, who was wed to Bianca from 1971 to 1978, said of rock ’n’ roll wives: “I hate ’em. All of ’em, unless they’re talented – which few of them are.
“Fortunately, there’s only a couple of ’em around, but honestly… I don’t know how they have the nerve to continue in the face of their appalling failure.”