Anonymous asked: Can you describe your relationship with the rolling stones and marianne faithfull
Ah, The Stones. There were two periods where The Beatles and The Stones were particularly close. 1964, at the beginning of their careers, and in 1967, during Swinging London’s Summer of Love.
I first met Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in mid 1963. They were very young and very shy at the time (this quickly changed, of course). I remember thinking that Mick was very intelligent and wise compared to most boys of his age. Keith was quiet but kind. I took a liking to him. Paul later became much closer to Mick. Sometimes we used to go to Cynthia and John’s place at Kenwood along with Mick and Chrissie Shrimpton, and occasionally Linda Keith and Keith Richards.
I did not know Brian Jones and Bill Wyman very well. However, I did know Charlie Watts. We used to sit in the corner at thosw 2 and chat. I liked his wit and his kindness. He and Shirley Watts were very down to earth.
I met Marianne Faithfull in 1963 through her then husband, John Dunbar, who was a student of my father’s. She was very smart and I could talk to her about most anything. It was Paul and I who took her to the party of Andrew Loog Oldham’s where she met Mick Jagger, in fact. She didn’t like him very much. In later years we could always count on each other for a nice chat about anything from philosophy to Bach. I liked her quite a bit.
I can recall more than one occasion where Mick flirted with me outrageously. It would make me sort of uncomfortable at times. Paul would get furious with him. But it was the sixties!