Posted by Marilyn on April 05, 1999 at 21:55:23:
In Reply to: Re: A theory posted by Keno on April 05, 1999 at 16:58:06:
: It's hard to say what would had happened if Mick didn't change his ways but lets be glad that he did. Altamont had something to do with it but not all of it. Brian Jones's death a few months earlier did hurt Mick, regardless of what some have reported. Bill Wyman was quoted as saying that Mick broke down crying over Brian's death the morning of the Hyde Park Memorial Concert. I think he saw the light on just what some drugs can do to you if your not carefull, he saw it in Brian even before his death. Then a few short years later other friends & rock stars were dying, he saw what was happening to Keef and finally saw the light and cleaned up his act. So I think it was more than just one event.
: I agree with Keno that it would have been more than just one event. I would think that watching Marianne disinergrate due to her additions (and losing the baby) would have an effect. (He was always a control freak and was not into it as much as Keith at all) You can't live with someone with is that far down drowning in it and not have it affect you. If we are talking about Mick's change in 1970 or so, you would have to incorporate Brian, Marianne, Keith ("all my friends are junkies") and then look at who else he was hanging out with at the time. Aristocrats, MP's, fashion designers, who were opposite of the rock and roll lifestyle. These people were into health food and healthy bank accounts. Some of that might have rubbed off on him too. Good topic!
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