Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull arrived at Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny City, Ireland for a party to celebrate the hand-over of the castle in 1967. By that time both Jagger and Faithfull were already well known international performers. For the party Mick Jagger wore a long green cloak over a white shirt and orange pants. Marianne Faithfull wore a full length white lace dress. Their presence and manner of dress attracted a lot of attention. Jagger is reported to have told the press that, ’we just came to loon about’.
Arthur Butler, 6th Marquess and 24th Earl of Ormonde, had sold the castle in 1967 to the Castle Restoration Committee for £50. The castle has since been restored, is a major tourist attraction in Kilkenny and is home to Part of the National Art Gallery.
Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones made their first tour of Ireland in January 1965. They gave performances in Belfast at the ABC Theatre on January 6th, in Dublin at the Adelphi Theatre on January 7th and in Cork at the Savoy Theatre on January 8th. On that occasion the first documentary film was made about the Rolling Stones and was called Charlie Is My Darling. The Rolling stones did a second Irish tour on 3rd and 4th of September 1965. During the years Mick Jagger has been a frequent visitor to Ireland staying at venues such as Borris House in County Carlow, Rossenarra House in County Kilkenny and Russborough House in County Wicklow. In 1982 and 2007 the Rolling Stones was the headline act in concerts at Slane Castle in County Meath.
The Rolling Stones had their first international number 1 hit when ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’, reached the top of the charts in America in the year 1965 On This Day.
Mick Jagger, Statesboro, Georgia, May 4, 1965 by thinhippo on 1965-05-04 18:50:33
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