At age 60 he remains handsome and lithe, with deep indentations in his face where most men his age have jowls. Under stage lights they look as they were carved in stone, and give Jagger an appearance of symmetrical vitality that could not be accomplished by a face-lift. It’s also unlikely that he weighs much more than when he sang “Let’s Spend the Night Together” on the “Ed Sullivan Show” 35 years ago. I would guess his waist size hasn’t changed much, either.
Mick Jagger, in his speech inducting Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday, recalled what pop-world coverage was like before Rolling Stone began publishing in 1967. “There were magazines called 16 and Tiger Beat,” he said. “They would ask you if you liked blondes or brunettes, what kind of soda you liked. They posed you with sheepdogs in airports. Then Rolling Stone came along and innocent triviality was swept aside. They wanted to know your opinions of Vietnam, the Beatles and your sexual preference.” In his coverage of the R ‘n’ R Hall of Fame proceedings for Fox News, Roger Friedman describes Jagger, who wore black track shoes, jeans, an open-collared Oxford shirt, and a blazer to the black-tie event.