In Washington Monday night, Mick Jagger wisecracked about the Obama White House snooping programs. From Mike Allen and Playbook at Politico:
MICK JAGGER, age 69, at the Verizon Center last night, on the final North American stop of the band’s “50 & Counting” anniversary tour: “I don’t know if President Obama is here tonight — [pause] — but I am sure he is listening in.” That got a good laugh. Jagger recalled that when the Stones first came to D.C. in 1965, Lady Bird Johnson requested “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.”
Jagger, you might be aware, has weighed in on the issue before. This is one of the Rolling Stones’ lesser know classics, “Fingerprint File,” off the 1974 album, “It’s Only Rock and Roll.”
And for those of you who are fans – I know all of you are fans – here’s some video of the Stones performing in Philadelphia a week ago. Take a look at them ripping through this song – they’re just about 70. I can think of only one explanation: They did, in fact, make a deal with the Devil.