After announcing a huge global tour for The Rolling Stones, strongly professed to not be their last, frontman Mick Jagger has opened up about something a little closer to the heart. In 2016 we lost two musical icons in Prince and David Bowie but Mick Jagger being, well, Mick Jagger actually lost two close friends.
“These people were mates… so it’s sad to see them go,” the 74-year-old told reporters at The Sunday Post. “On a personal level, you can’t call them any more or hang out with them.”
“David’s death was a shock to me because I didn’t even know he was ill,” he continued, after previously regretting not meeting up with the singer whose apartment was near to the Stones recording studio. Though there mercurial hit ‘Dancing in the Streets’ will live on long after all of us are gone.
Jagger also had a hand in giving Prince his big break, after The Rolling Stones invited the Purple Rain artist to join them on tour in 1981. “Prince was a great favourite of mine. I always loved his music and he was an amazing stage performer. His death was really a shock as he wasn’t an old guy or anything – I always thought he was so healthy,” he explained.
Jagger and the rest of the band will be embarking on a huge tour this summer, the details of which you can find below.