‘He boasted about his status as a tax evader!’ Mick Jagger’s knighthood has enraged Jeremy Clarkson.
JEREMY CLARKSON has expressed his displeasure with Mick Jagger’s knighthood, stating that he “actively boasted” about his status as a tax evader.
Jeremy Clarkson, 61, is furious that Mick Jagger, 78, of The Rolling Stones, has been knighted, stating that the singer has “actively boasted about being a tax exile.” Prince Charles knighted the rock and roll classic for services to music in 2003, 32 years after the band relocated to the south of France and produced their single Exile on Main St.
And to this day, I’m still perplexed as to why the b***** obtained a knighthood for Mick Jagger.
The Clarkson’s Farm actor remarked on his musical tastes after the loss of the band’s drummer Charlie Watts.
When asked about his childhood, Jeremy said that he idolized The Who, which meant that he “had to deliberately detest all of the other bands.”
But it was the Wild Horses hitmakers that he despised the most, according to the star.
“The Rolling Stones were the band I despised the most,” he stated.
“My friend Andy would attempt to convince me that they were the heart and soul of rock music, but I’d counter that they weren’t even the gall bladder.
“And I can still be found wondering why the b***** hell Mick Jagger received a knighthood when he actively boasted about being a tax exile,” he continued.
The automotive specialist, on the other hand, said that his opinions have “mellowed” with time and that “the Stones did provide the occasional listenable moment.”
In 1971, the rock band relocated to Villefranche-sur-mer, where they recorded the hit Exile on Main St. in Keith Richards’ rented property, Villa Nellcote.
Mick explained his decision to leave the country in 2010: “We had to leave England to gain enough money to pay the taxes since the high tax rate in England at the time was 90%, so it was very difficult.”
“You made a hundred pounds, but they only took ninety. As a result, repaying any obligations was extremely difficult.”
“So when we left the nation, we’d collect more than the ten pounds out of a hundred,” he continued.
He told CNN’s Larry King, “You know, we might get 50 or whatever.”
Mick Jagger is still alive. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”