Mick Jagger and David Bowie, the story of a long friendship
Sir Mick Jagger said to The Mirror that he was very sad when he knew that his close friend David was died. He was in the city (New York) when the news broke, recording in Greenwich Village, a short walk from Bowie’s apartment. Mick, like the rest of the world, had no idea Bowie was secretly battling cancer.
Jagger describes himself as “very upset” at not being able to see his friend one last time. “I was listening to his album before he died and ahead of it coming out,” he says.
“I thought I must get in touch with him as I hadn’t seen him in long time. But he died almost immediately after that”. Mick talking about last Bowie's album: “What he was going through must have been really wrenching. But working and doing such good work until the very end is really laudable.” Jagger added about Bowie's career: “He had sense of what he wanted to project and what he wanted to be personality-wise ...he was rather chameleon like in that respect”.
Mick and David became friends in the end of 60s. Sir Jagger remember when he and his close friend dominated the music scene and had “fun times” together. He said: “I'll most miss the good times we had together. We had fun times. It's nice to remember them”. They duetted in 1985 on Dancing In The Street for Live Aid. The video was shot in London Docklands under the direction of David Mallet.