Jagger Book: Affairs with Madonna, Princess Margaret, Eric Clapton
NEW YORK (AP) _ If a new book is to be believed, Mick Jagger’s list of sexual conquests reads like a who’s who of popular music, with Rudolf Nureyev, Princess Margaret and Andy Warhol thrown in for good measure.
Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Madonna and Carly Simon are among the stars who had flings with the lead singer of the Rolling Stones, Christopher Andersen says in ″Jagger Unauthorized,″ due out Wednesday.
Jagger would have no comment, said Fran Curtis, a spokeswoman for the singer who had earlier said there would be a statement. ″Since he hasn’t seen the book, it doesn’t make any sense,″ she said today. ″You know, the publisher wouldn’t give us a book.″
The 49-year-old rocker has spent the last 16 years with model Jerry Hall, the mother of three of his children.
In one of the book’s more sensational tidbits, Andersen claims Jagger and Clapton were ″reportedly″ discovered in bed together in the late 1960s.
″It was a very narcissistic scene, very ambivalent sexually,″ says John Dunbar, the former husband of Marianne Faithfull, one of Jagger’s first loves. ″Bisexuality and androgyny are not only accepted, but they are encouraged.″
Andersen also reports that Jagger enjoyed cross-dressing with Faithfull and had an affair with Nureyev, who died of AIDS in January.
And the book quotes Geraldo Rivera as saying that Jagger and Nureyev tried to seduce him at a party in 1972. Rivera says he turned the pair down.
Madonna, according to the book, was a 20-year-old groupie who hung out at the Plaza Hotel in the late 1970s and befriended Jagger. The two met for several trysts, according to Andersen.
A spokesman for Clapton did not return a call for comment, nor did Madonna’s representative.
In the book, Andersen writes that Princess Margaret was one of Jagger’s conquests in the late 1960s. She was married to Lord Snowdon at the time.
Buckingham Palace said: ″We don’t comment on this great raft of books involving the royal family. A lot of them are sensational.″
Andersen is the author of 14 books, including the best seller ″Madonna Unauthorized″ and biographies of Katharine Hepburn and Jane Fonda.