Lennon pulverises Jagger

I recall seeing a CBC interview with Marianne Faithfull in the '90s in which she stated, very darkly, that "nobody fucked with John Lennon."

In light of that, here's an audio clip of the egg man lacing into Dame Mick Jagger during his 1970 interview for Rolling Stone

"I like 'Honky Tonk Women' [but] I think Mick's a joke," sniffs the recently exed-Beatle before laying an even nastier insult on the Stones' frontman. 

It seems that Lennon was a little put out by some "tarty things" Mick had been saying to the press.

"I'm hurt by it," explains Lennon, "I can knock the Beatles, but don't let Mick Jagger knock them... I'd like to just list what we did and what the Stones did two months after on every fucking album... and I'd like one of you fucking underground people to point it out."

"They're not in the same class, music wise, or power-wise, never were, and Mick always resented it," he continues. " But I never said anything, I always admired them because I liked their funky music and I liked their style... I liked the direction they took after they got over trying to imitate us..."

Lennon then chuckles that "he's even trying to do Apple now," referring to the newly created Rolling Stones Records (Sticky Fingers would be the first release from the full band a year later). "He'll do exactly what we did and lose all his money..." 

Mick Jagger's net worth is estimated to be in the region of $300 million, so I guess John wasn't right about everything.

By the way, this post has been brought to you by the universal axiom that THE BEATLES ARE ALWAYS INTERESTING.

 

 

 

 

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Jane
When is John Lennon's secret coming out already. Enought with this BS nonesense. Where is his love child daughter?
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Leo
For comparison's sake, John Lennon's estate is estimated to be worth $800 million. That's after losing it all with Apple in the 60s/70s.

Here's one for ya!

http://articles.businessinsider.com/2009-04-24/entertainment/30093183_1_...

Turns out Mick is already worth less than you posted here. He lost millions in the economic downturn, as did McCartney. Mick also lost money in 1987 during the stock market dip back then. BUt hey, nobody's crying for dear old Mick! Or Lennon - as far as money that is.
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Lennonremembers
Daughter? Do tell Jane
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HellSlayerAndy
There has always been suggestion about Lennon that he was a bit nasty, petty and mean-spirited and ultimately his own worst enemy.
BUT -- one thing that can't be taken away from the Stones and something the Beatles should have copied from them...was performing before an audience which the Beatles rarely did after '66.
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Che
Lennon was right. The Beatles outsold the Stones by a big margin and remain more influential to this day.
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Joe Erickson
John and the Beatles were the conscience of a generation. They are the soul of my generation! The Rolling Stones were icons but had no social value. I love the Stones but they aren't in the same league as John Lennon and the Beatles! And that is the final word on the subject.
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STEVE BATTAGLIA
THE BEATLES RECORDED MUSIC FOR EIGHT YEARS AND HAVE SOLD 170 MILLION ALBUMS IN THE U.S. THE STONES HAVE BEEN RECORDING FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS AND HAVE SOLD 67 MILLION ALBUMS IN THE U.S. IT'S OBVIOUS THAT THE STONES AREN'T IN THE SAME CLASS AS THE BEATLES AND MICK AND KEITH CAN'T HANDLE THAT FACT
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Dave
The one thing the Stones do have over the Beatles is a raw sexuality that I think is sometimes missing from the Beatles' music.
As composers however, Jagger/Richard simple don't compare to the Beatles. Plus, Jagger's vocals pale in comparision to the those Lennon and McCartney. Musicians from a wide array of genres will still be reinterpreting the Beatles' music 50 years from now but I don't expect this will be the case with what the Stones composed.
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Tract
Loved both the Stones and the Beatles but have always remained a true blue Stones fan at heart. I don't agree with Johns comments but it's how he felt. I also don't believe the Stones copied the Beatles. The Stones were always more Blues driven in comparision to the Beatles.
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DarkStarAz
When Lennon died he was worth $400M, and that was in 1980, due in no small part to Yoko's awesome investments. As far as the music goes, Stones over the Beatles IMNSHO!
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seasail
Jagger was completely intimidated by Lennon - you can see it all over his face at that Dirty Mac rock'n roll circus thing where john and mick have a little chat - there's fear in mick's eyes, he's afraid of what john might say next.
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