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Mick Jagger at 70

Friday, 26 July, 2013

He once said, in the heady excess of youth, “I’d rather be dead than singing Satisfaction when I’m 45.” Today, Mick Jagger is 70 and he’s still singing Satisfaction. Of all the odd things Jagger has done over the past seven decades, his playing the title role in Ned Kelly, a 1970 British-Australian film directed by Tony Richardson, has to be among the most extraordinary. In this clip from the movie, he sings “The Wild Colonial Boy”, a ballad about a young emigrant who left Kerry in Ireland for Australia in the early 19th century. Jack Donahue/Jack Doolan/Jack Duggan spent his time “robbing from the rich to feed the poor” before he was fatally wounded in an ambush. He didn’t make it to 45.


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