Re: the interview with bearded Mick (and Keith) 1980
Date: December 2, 2006 16:48
with sssoul Wrote:
> >> A couple of days growth maybe, but never a full
> beard. <<
> i think the thread title means the interview he's
> thinking of was with Keith and Mick,
> not that they both had beards.
I don't have the photo of Mick in full beard but he absolutely had one........he talks about it in this 2002 interview with Jimmy Fallon:
Jimmy Fallon interview by Mick Jagger: The comic who gave Saturday night live new life opens up to rock's most famous mouth - Interview
Interview, May, 2002 by Mick Jagger
MJ: Yup. Now, I didn't know that you were in Almost Famous . hat part did you play?
JF: Oh, man! I play the band's second manager. Actually, I had a line where I said, "You think Mick Jagger's going to be out there trying to be a rock star--"
MJ: "--when he's 50?" [both laugh] I've got it now!
JF: Yeah, I had a full-on beard, too. It was my first beard ever. Have you ever grown one?
MJ: I used to have a long, sort of Russian-type beard. I don't remember what year it was. I think it was the end of the '70s, or the beginning of the '80s. It was quite distinguished, but it was really hard to keep clean.
JF: It's the worst thing ever! When I first started growing it, it was patchy and weird looking. People with real beards would look at me and say, "Nice try." And then you have to trim around your lips and everything. It was just silly, you know? It was hard to even drink--whatever you drink gets soaked up in your mustache.
MJ: And whatever you eat. You have to clean it all the time--what a pain in the neck. But some people like it. Did you find that girls liked it?
JF: You know, I think they did. Maybe I'll grow that thing back. [laughs] I'm from upstate New York, and this one guy I know grows a beard every winter. His wife says, "Oh, John's growing his beard--it's winter." [laughs] It's like, come on, can't he just wear a sweater? I mean, this isn't the mountain times, where you need it to be warm. Wear a scarf!
MJ: The hibernation look.
JF: Exactly. You're a human, you're not a bear! [both laugh]