Does Tony Blair look like he could be Mick Jagger’s Dad?

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    10th April 2011

    Will Mount [a name, in case you wondered] says at The Spectator: “…Tony Blair now looks like he could be Mick Jagger’s dad…”

    Er, no. Not quite, Mr Mount.

    I do realise the press is here in order to mislead, especially about Tony Blair. But this ‘observation’ at the Spectator’s Arts & Culture section is utter baloney.

    Take a quick look at recent pictures of both these gentlemen. One has an ageing scraggy neck, which now matches the craggy face he had from youth.  The other hasn’t and never did have. Jagger is aged 67. Blair is 57.

    Good hair colour, Mick. Pity the neck shows the years.

    [Above: Picture of Mick Jagger, March 2010, from Celebrity News Buzz]

    [Below: Picture of Tony Blair, September 2010, from ContactMusic]

    Natural hair colour. Clothes don't detract from the youthful, sophisticated look.

    The reason for this sort of silly remark at The Spectator, as it tries its hand at ‘knowing’ journalism, has less to do with the artiste mentioned than the politician mentioned.

    It is a constant irritant for some, like that itch on your back you can’t quite reach, that Tony Blair is as big a star in his firmament as Mick and the boys are in theirs.

    Just so you know, I actually quite like The Stones, though not as much as The Beatles. Below are some of The Stones’ performances, carefully chosen for meaning for whatever your political leaning. These videos may be a few years old but Mick can still leap around and belt it out, it seems.  Just like Paul McCartney, who I saw recently in concert. He was fantastic. Three hours on stage, singing every number. And he is 68.

    Paul McCartney, aged 68, June 2010 British tour


    Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

    Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil

    Related: Band members talk about putting this number together at the Rolling Stones website

    Rolling Stones – You Can’t Always Get What You Want

    OK, you’ve persuaded me. Here are more pictures from the McCartney concert,  followed by a video of mine about some young guy.

    For those of you who remember what it was like when politicians communicated and inspired I put this video together. I used another great British Band – The Bee Gees. I thought the words were appropriate.

    Tony Blair – Everlasting Words Part 1

    If you’re really keen on the Beatles and their songs and lyrics, you’ll need to see the videos I made on Gordon Brown here at my YouTube Channel. I know, I know. But the songs are brilliant.

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