Mick Jagger's penis and the art of selling rock biogs
Tim Walker is The Independent’s Los Angeles correspondent, covering entertainment and other concerns from the West Coast of the US. He was previously a features writer and the editor of the paper’s diary column. His first novel, Completion, is being published in January 2014.
Tuesday 02 October 2012
How big is Mick Jagger's todger? It's a pressing issue, because it calls into question the integrity of two of Jagger's Rock God contemporaries: fellow Stone Keith Richards and The Who's Pete Townshend.
"Mick," writes the guitarist in his new memoir, Who I Am, "is the only man I've ever seriously wanted to f**k... I couldn't help noticing the lines of his cock... long and plump. Mick was clearly very well endowed."
Townshend first made the assertion in July, where he said he remembered "Mick Jagger's penis… as being huge and extremely tasty." But his remembrances run contrary to Keith Richards' claims in 2010's Life. "Marianne Faithfull had no fun with [Mick's] tiny todger," Richards revealed. Who to believe? A further confession by Townshend suggests he might not be an entirely reliable witness. He told The Times he inserted his own memory of Mick "deliberately… Let's hope it gets the same publicity second time round". The women in Jagger's life are no more agreed. According to Jerry Hall, his ex-wife of 23 years, "Mick is very well endowed." But Faithfull, asked whether the "tiny todger" story was accurate by Classic Rock magazine, replied: "Not quite, but nearly."
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