As one part of the biggest rock groups of all time, The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger has lived quite a life. Drugs, sex, and rock ’n’ roll was part and parcel of his much-publicized career, as were some of the greatest records ever made. With his commanding stage presence and rebellious attitude, he’s practically the blueprint for all other lead singers. However, while much of his journey has been chronicled, there remains plenty of obscure and shocking facts surrounding the vocalist. So without further ado, here are 20 Jagger gems that will have you gagging.
20. He had a life-threatening horse ride
Don’t try to man a horse if you’ve never done so before. Mick Jagger found this out firsthand when he apparently attempted to take one for a ride. Speaking of the incident, publisher John Blake, who claims to have a 75,000 page memoir written by Jagger, said in 2017, “Having never ridden a horse before, he leapt on to a stallion, whereupon it reared and roared off like a Ferrari.” Luckily, he managed to bring the animal to a halt by punching it between the eyes. Poor horse!
19. There was no room at the inn for him
As notorious troublemakers, it’s probably no surprise that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were turned away from numerous hotels in their 50-odd years of making music together. However, in the space of just two months in 1966, 14 hotels in New York alone refused to let them stay at their facilities. Bad boys!