Mick Jagger on discovering ‘jungle music’:
“When I was 13 the first person I really admired was Little Richard. I wasn’t particularly fond of Elvis or Bill Haley… they were really good but for some reason they didn’t appeal to me. I was more into Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry and a bit later Buddy Holly. I was crazy over Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters and Fats Domino, not knowing what it meant, just that it was beautiful. My father used to call it jungle music and I used to say, Yeah, that’s right, jungle music, that’s a very good description. Every time I heard it, I just wanted to hear more. It seemed like the most real thing I’d ever known.”
Support the page here!
Your donation helps to do what I do and keep updating the page daily. Thanks in advance!