Posted by THE JIMMY WHITLEY on April 01, 1999 at 21:52:42:
In Reply to: Re: The Glimmer Twins posted by nankerphelge on April 01, 1999 at 13:53:35:
: The story that I heard was that Mick and Keef were on a cruise ship and were walking around in typical Stones fashion with some fancy duds on and a couple on the boat wanted the boys to "give them a glimmer" as to why they looked that way (obviously not knowing who they were)
: And so they named themselves the Glimmer twins when they started producing their onw material.
: That's the story I heard -- no idea if it is true or not.
This is from Page 287 of It's Only Rock 'n' Roll by James Karnbach and Carol Bernson : The name comes from Mick and Keith's adventures aboard a cruise ship bound for South America in December of 1968. Following the filming of Rock and Roll Circus BBC TV special, they, together with Anita Pallenberg and Marianne Faithfull decided to vacation in style with a Lisbon to Rio cruise. An older woman passenger who, like Mick and Keith, spent most of the voyage in the bar, kept asking them "who they were". Increasingly frustrated with their not answering, she begged them to "give us a glimmer" of their identities. Later, JIMMY
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