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RE: JAGGER GRANTS RONA BARRETT AN INTERVIEW
By Harry Harris
A Big Thanks to JordyLicks96 for finding the 1981 Rona Barrett interview video! It's cool how I just posted
an article about the Rona Barrett - Mick jagger interview. Two days later Jordy Licks post the long lost video.
from the: Rare Mick Jagger Interview 1981 thread [iorr.org]Quote
This is a great interview from Mick during the '81 tour that was just posted on YouTube, especially what he says when the interview ends in response to his answer to the last question..."You can always edit that last bit."
Rare Mick Jagger Interview 1981
photo by Arthur Elgort - August 1981
Mick Jagger press conference August 26th, JFK Stadium Philadelphia
Exilestones: I like your consistency. Stay with it!
Exilestones: I like your consistency. Stay with it!
Agreed, best thread on here!
JAGGER STRUTS - AND A FEW FANS GET SOME SATISFACTION
Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA) - August 27, 1981
Author/Byline: BARBARA KANTROWITZ AND ASHLEY HALSEY
3DEdition: HASection: FEATURES PEOPLE LIVINGPage: C01
By Barbara Kantrowitz and Ashley Halsey 3d
Inquirer Staff Writers
He swaggered in late, stayed as long as he wanted and left them hoping for
Rock star Mick Jagger was supposed to arrive at 2:30 p.m.. He was supposed
to have a press conference at Independence Mall. He was supposed to answer
lots and lots of questions. He was supposed to announce the start of the
Rolling Stones' first American concert tour in more than three years.
What Jagger did was a little different.
Independence Hall Philadelphia Press Conference was Moved at the last minute.
Independence Hall is the birthplace of America. The Declaration of Independence
and U.S. Constitution were both debated and signed inside this building.
Philadelphia Freedom, Birthplace of a nation, freedom of religion, treason
against England are a few famous quotes associated with once was the largest
buliding in the United States in the 1700s.
He arrived half an hour late, not at Independence Hall
but at JFK Stadium, the site of the first concert on the tour,
Sept. 25. He posed for a lot of pictures, but spent only six minutes
answering a few questions about the tour. He talked to several dozen fans who
had gathered in front of a chain- link fence at one end of the stadium.
He accepted a model Liberty Bell from City Representative Richard Doran.
And then he was off, hidden from view behind the tinted windows of a big
While all this was going on, about 100 fans who had gathered at Independence
Hall hoping to glimpse one of the princes of rock 'n' roll were disappointed
and a bit puzzled by all the false rumors on radio stations and in some of
Lisa McKenna, 18, who said she left her job at a Center City deli to see
Jagger, sat dejected at the base of an Independence Mall statue. " That's a
big letdown," she said. " If he's got no time for us, why should we have time
for him? I don't see no mob here. We wouldn't have hurt him. This isn't New
York. This isn't mug city."
National Park Service police arrested one man on a disorderly conduct charge
as the disappointed fans began to head home.
Larry Magid of Electric Factory Concerts said the mix-up had occurred
because " the record company leaked out information." Independence Hall would
not have been a secure enough site, he said. " It's silly to endanger the
band and the press. All of the sudden you could have a mass of people you
couldn't handle. It just got a little nuts to have it there."
In his brief time at the stadium, Jagger, 38, showed some of the qualities
that have kept him a star for almost 20 years. When his limousine pulled up on
the field, the reporters and photographers who had been lounging around for
close to an hour rushed over. Jagger's slight figure - in black pedal-pushers,
a black-and- white flowered shirt, white tennis socks and Puma tennis shoes
- was almost hidden by the crowd of reporters that swarmed around him as he
got out of the car.
Mick Jagger (center) Lisa Robinson (right)
Instead of heading toward a table on the 50-yard line where half a dozen
microphones had been set up, Jagger decided to go into the stands so the
photographers could get a good picture.
" Some of you will get a long shot at least," he said, as about two dozen
photographers scurried to keep up with him. " And then we'll go for a closeup.
" Once in the stands, he posed with his legs apart and his sunglasses pushed
on top of his head. Then he did a little dance on the seats to make sure, he
said, that everybody would get a different shot. When the photographers moved
in for the closeups, he recoiled in mock horror as though they were monsters
moving in for the kill.
He grabbed several photographers' cameras and took their pictures. " My
little girl is going to love this," said one photographer with an English
accent. Someone handed Jagger a copy of the Stones' new album to pose with.
He tossed it down.
After all the shooting was finished, he headed toward about 30 fans at the
chain-link fence who were cheering and shouting, " We want Mick. We want Mick.
" They got him. The fans stuck their fingers through the fence and touched
fingertips with the star while the photographers continued clicking away.
Then Jagger walked back toward the table with the microphones, guzzling a
16-ounce bottle of Coke that someone had given him.
After he accepted the copy of the Liberty Bell, he perched himself on a
folding chair with " Mick" written on back, took out several pages of hand-
written notes and faced the microphones.
The questions were predictable.
Why are we here, Mick?
He began listing the cities, about 20 of them, where the group will tour,
beginning with Philadelphia. (Tickets are on sale through Ticketron and other
Is this the Stones' last tour?
" We go on and on and on doing them," he said. " We never seem to stop. Why
should we stop now?"
Are the Stones splitting?
" What . . . personalities?"
How does he feel about being labeled the bad boy of rock?
" I'm older and much gooder . . . I've never known anyone who gets worse
as they get older."
Who else will be on the tour?
He read out a long lists of musicians, some of whom were already on the
schedule and others who were still only " possibles" : Van Halen, Elvis
Costello, the Police, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison.
Someone mentioned that he was making a movie. Did he want to be a movie star
instead of a rock star?
" I just want to be a star."
Yesterday, he was.