An anonymous producer has ripped The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger for his 1985 duet with David Bowie “Dancing In The Street,” Cheat Sheet reports.
He proved that with the video for “Dancing in the Street,” his 1985 duet with David Bowie. While you might take issue with the song the pair chose to cover — and its execution — nothing prepares you for the video. It’s in the annals of all-time embarrassing moments for rock royalty.
When the 1985 Live Aid was approaching, Mick and Bowie decided they would cover “Dancing in the Street,” the 1964 classic recorded by Martha and the Vandellas. They also thought they would shoot a video for the occasion.
Being a charity event, the pair wasn’t going to spend too much time on the track, but (according to Bowie Songs) they barely put in a half-day’s work on the vocals for “Dancing.” A producer at a later session summed up his reaction after hearing the horns (Mick’s idea): “fu*king awful, like a cabaret band.”
Mick Jagger honored his late girlfriend, and acclaimed model and fashion designer, L’Wren Scott in a new Instagram post. After a long period of depression, Scott was found dead by her assistant at her apartment in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on March 17, 2014. The police reported that no note was found and there was no sign of foul play. The New York City Chief Medical Examiner determined Scott’s death to be suicide by hanging. She was 49.
Upon learning of her death, Mick Jagger wrote on his website and on his official Facebook page:
I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way. We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me. I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received. I will never forget her.
He wrote in a new post, “Happy birthday L’Wren.”
His daughter Georgia commented, “Love you Dada.”