Mick Jagger does not mince his words in this interview recorded on this day (Nov. 13) in 1974. That year, The Rolling Stones released their 14th studio album It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll, and Jagger discusses songs like “Time Waits for No One” and “Till the Next Goodbye.” At one point, the interviewer questions the lyrics to the latter song and whether it will inspire “mass murders in California,” presumably referring to Charles Manson and his connection to The Beatles’ music.
“Some nutcase might get hold of the word ‘the’ and go berserk and kill people,” the interviewer says. “To me, this is a dangerous track.”
Jagger replies forcefully, “I think that’s a stupid interpretation!”
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Listen to an excerpt from Mick Jagger’s interview below via the Paste vault.