PP Arnold, The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger’s ex, has been open about addressing her past relationships. He had dated Jagger and been romantically linked to guitar legend Jimi Hendrix. English rocker Rod Stewart recently claimed that ‘I Don’t Want To Talk About It’ singer was “selfish and tight” in her memoir.
PP Arnold has a bold message for Rod Stewart
PP, now 75, had started writing her memoir in 1994 shortly after appearing in the West End production of Olivier Award-winning musical Once on This Island. She picked up the manuscript again during the lockdowns amid the global pandemic. She edited it down from 400,000 words.
P’s memoir gives a candid account of her career and personal life. Mick, now 78, is one of the few men in her life to come out of the book reasonably well.
However, she accused millionaire Rod, now 77, of being “selfish and tight”. “Mick is an honourable person,” PP gushed of the Rolling Stones star to Radio Times.
“He was a good friend, my knight in shining armour before he became a knight of the realm.” I never had a problem with him, though I might have a problem now.”
PP revealed Mick, understandably, doesn’t like his ex-lovers writing about him. But the defiant musician said: “Well, I’m sorry, I had to. This is my life. I wasn’t writing to make money or kiss-and-tell. I’m 75, not 25.”
PP had first stepped foot in the UK back in 1966 as a singer with the Ike and Tina Turner Revue, which had been invited over to tour with the Rolling Stones. She soon began seeing Mick and their romance helped her secure a solo record deal with Immediate Records which was the label founded by the Rolling Stones’ manager.