Mick Jagger opens up about the Rolling Stones, iconic dance moves and the late Charlie Watts
Mick Jagger, Rolling Stones frontman and new “daddy’s hat” model, appeared on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show last week and spoke about his friend and fallen musical collaborator, Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts.
Debuting on the Stern show, Jagger said of Watts: “When he was sick he said, ‘You just have to go on and do this tour. Don’t stop because of me. So we did.
Jagger added, “Charlie was the heart of the band, you know, and also a very stable personality. He was a very reliable person, he wasn’t a diva, that’s the last thing you expect from him. ‘a drummer.
He continued, “[Watts] was a very weird guy. We really miss him. You know, we’ve done so many shows with him, and so many tours with him, and so many recording sessions, it’s weird to be without him.
The Rolling Stones continue their tour, which you can read more about here.
At Stern spectacle, Mick also talked about where he got his famous moves.
“It wasn’t about making the decision to dance, I couldn’t play this music without moving. Even in those small spaces that we had in the beginning, it was just the natural thing to do, ”Jagger said.
“If you’re a singer in the band, you’ve got to be outgoing, and yes, you look at others and you copy others. I used to watch all these James Brown clips and go see him with Chuck Berry and all these people and they had some great moves. All these people I adored, like Jerry Lee Lewis, had great movements. They did certain movements repetitively. It’s part of what it is to be a lead singer. Also, there are times when you don’t want to do that, because there are times when you want to center the audience on the stage so you’re going to be pretty still and just hold the center of the stage. Especially when you’re doing a particular song, maybe a ballad so you don’t want to run around like a chicken with your head cut off all the time because it’s too boring.
He continued, “When I was much younger I did crazy things. I used to jump off the stage in the organ pit, in these theaters, on my knees and my knees would kill me because I didn’t know what was there, it was covered in curtains. But I had seen Little Richard do that, so I was like, ‘Well, okay I can do it. he can do it, I can do it.
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