||There's nothing like some vintage scandal to give an aging rocker the equivalent of a hip replacement. So, before the Stones head out on tour, Mick Jagger might want to drop a thank-you note to the band's former manager for claiming he and Mick once spent the night together in bed.
Andrew Loog Oldham writes in his forthcoming memoir, "2Stoned," that the alleged intimacy occurred in London in 1964. Oldham contends that his mother was shocked to find him "cuddled up" with Jagger one morning.
While Jagger at one time cultivated a boa-and-lipstick-wearing ambisexuality, and David Bowie's ex-wife, Angie, wrote in her memoir that she once found her husband and Jagger in a compromising position, Oldham tells the Times of London that his sleepover with Jagger had "no gay connection to it at all."
Oldham admits that his closeness with Jagger "created gossip" and provoked questions from their girlfriends. But he said his mother objected mostly because "she preferred Keith Richards. She'd seen him be kind to her dogs."
Oldham, who fell out with the Stones while they were recording "Their Satanic Majesties Request," is also due to chronicle the band's epic capacity for drink and drugs.
Of course that was then. On Saturday, when the Stones did a surprise gig in Toronto, they all appeared to be as sober as the judge who sentenced Jagger for drug possession in 1967.
Even rehabbed Ron Wood "was joking that it was the first show he'd ever done without a drink," a spy tells us.
Convening at the Palais Royale, the Stones launched the revival meeting with "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll." Filling out a set list of classics (including "Heart of Stone," which Jagger said they'd never performed live before) was "Don't Stop," one of the four new songs on the forthcoming "Forty Licks" retrospective CD.
On hand were Sharon Stone, Dennis Quaid, Liv Tyler and Jagger children Elizabeth, James, Georgia and Gabriel, plus 300 lucky fans who paid a whopping $6.50 each for tickets.