According to a new book by music journalist Lesley-Ann Jones titled The Stone Age: Sixty Years of the Rolling Stones, rock and roll legend Mick Jagger purportedly had same-sex relationships with two of his bandmates in the Rolling Stones.
Jones, who has written biographies on other queer rockers like David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, claimed that Jagger had sex with Bowie, the band's former guitarist Mick Taylor, guitarist and songwriter Keith Richards, bisexual Austrian actor Helmut Berger, and guitarist and songwriter Keith Richards.
According to reports, Jagger's relationship with Richards was verified in the book by Marianne Faithfull, Jagger's ex-girlfriend, and Richard's ex-girlfriend Anita Pallenberg. Pallenberg remarked, "I knew Mick was in love with Keith as soon as I met them.
I had a sneaking suspicion that there was a sexual undercurrent between them, Faithfull continued. I had a sneaking suspicion Mick was bisexual.
The book also cites a man by the name of Paul Levett who said that Rose Millar, Taylor's ex-wife, had allegedly recalled discovering Taylor and Jagger sharing a bed.
Why would she say something like that to me if she hadn't witnessed it herself? In the book, Levett states.
Jagger is well-known for his transgender onstage character. The rocker experimented with cosmetics, glam-rock attire, and extravagant stage movements like pursed lips, hip gyrations, and other sassy positions throughout his career.
Jagger also frequented Studio 54, a renowned discotheque in New York. He was spotted there alongside other homosexual legends like dancer Rudolf Nureyev, writer Truman Capote, and fashion designer Halston. Additionally, Bowie and Jagger featured together in a flashy music video from 1985 for their rendition of "Dancing in the Street" by Martha and the Vandellas.
In the 1970 British criminal thriller Performance, Jagger portrayed a reclusive, eccentric, and bisexual former rock star. He is partnered with American ballerina Melanie Hamrick and is currently 79 years old.