Monday, April 22, 2024

Keith Richards Thought Bianca Jagger Was a Bimbo When He Met Her


Keith Richards thought Bianca Jagger was a “bimbo” when he first met her.

He writes of Mick Jagger‘s first wife–one of the great people in the world, I might add– in his new memoir, called “Life”:

“At first I thought Bianca was just some bimbo. She was also quite aloof for a while, which didn’t endear her to anybody around us. But as I got to know her, I discovered that she’s bright and, what really impressed me later on, a strong lady. She became a mouthpiece for Amnesty International and a sort of roving ambassador for her own human rights organization, which is some achievement. Very pretty and everything like that, but a very forceful character. No wonder Mick couldn’t handle it. The only drawback was that she was never one for a joke. I’m still trying to think of something to make her laugh. If she’d had a sense of humor, I’d have married her!”

He says: “I only got to know the qualities of Bianca later on.”

Keith adds in general about Jagger’s romantic life: “Mick never wants me to talk about his women. They end up crying on my shoulder because they’ve found out he has once again philandered. …And they ask me what to do! How the hell do I know? I don’t f— him!”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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