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Mick Jagger had an affair with David Bowie

Mick Jagger had a long term love affair with fellow musical genius David Bowie, author Christopher Andersen has revealed. A relationship between the two stars has long been rumoured, and now friends and family members of the pair have seemingly confirmed the pair’s sexual antics with Andersen. After meeting in the early Seventies,

books Updated: Jul 10, 2012 07:31 IST

Mick Jagger had a long term love affair with fellow musical genius David Bowie, author Christopher Andersen has revealed.

A relationship between the two stars has long been rumoured, and now friends and family members of the pair have seemingly confirmed the pair’s sexual antics with Andersen.

After meeting in the early Seventies, Andersen said that both stars became fascinated with one another, attending each other’s concerts and sending gifts to one another.

Not long after their first encounter in 1973, when the rocker visited Bowie backstage at one of his concerts, Andersen claimed that their relationship quickly turned physical.

“It was the glitter era, and everybody wanted to be part of the bisexual revolution,” the Daily Mail quoted singer Chuckie Starr as telling the author in the book ‘Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger’.

“Mick was no different. He was wearing rhinestones, blue eye shadow, and platform shoes,” Starr said.

Quickly becoming fast friends, “Bowie and Jagger were soon spotted everywhere together without their wives: sitting ringside at the Muhammad Ali-Ken Norton bout, hanging out at the London disco Tramp, yelling and stomping their approval at a Diana Ross concert, or just cuddling up together on a hotel room couch,” Andersen writes.

“Neither superstar complained when one enterprising photographer snapped the two men in a moment of repose, Bowie tenderly cradling Mick’s head in his lap.

“Bowie also took Mick to gay films,” he wrote.

It was when Bowie’s wife at the time Angie came home one day to the abode she shared with her husband in London, that Andersen claims the real nature of Bowie and Jagger’s relationship was revealed.

“By October 1973, the Bowies were living on Oakley Street, just a stroll from Cheyne Walk. Angie had been out of town for a few days when she returned home one morning and went straight to the kitchen to make some tea.

“The Bowies’ maid, who had arrived about an hour earlier, approached the lady of the house with a peculiar look on her face. ‘Someone,’ she told Angie, ‘is in your bed.’

“Angie went upstairs to her bedroom, slowly pushed the door open, and there they were: Mick Jagger and David Bowie, naked in bed together, sleeping.

“Both men woke up with a start. ‘Oh, hello,’ said Bowie, clearly taken by surprise. ‘How are you?’

“‘I’m fine,’ Angie replied. ‘Do you want some coffee?’”

“Mick, blinking awake, remained silent. Angie returned a few minutes later with coffee and orange juice on a tray.”

“While it was not a case of coitus interrupts, Angie “felt absolutely dead certain that they’d been screwing. It was so obvious, in fact, that I never even considered the possibility that they hadn’t been screwing.”

Andersen alleges in his book that the pair’s sexual relationship is also confirmed by back-up singer Ava Cherry.

“Ava Cherry, a backup singer who lived with the Bowies for a time, reportedly told a friend that ‘Mick and David were really sexually obsessed with each other’,” Andersen writes.

“Even though I was in bed with them many times, I ended up just watching them have sex,” she said.

“According to Cherry, the relationship was more than just sexual. The two men became ‘very close’ emotionally and ‘practically lived together for several months’,” he wrote.

Bebe Buell, who once dated Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and has actress daughter Liv Tyler with the singer, also told Andersen that she often had three in the bed encounters with the men.

“Perhaps no one was in a better position to assay the relationship between Bowie and Jagger than Bebe Buell, the tall, stunning Playboy centerfold who conducted affairs with both men that lasted several years,” Andersen writes.

“...David quickly seduced her. Not long after, she met Mick at an Eric Clapton concert. At the postshow party, Mick seemed to be reconnecting with his old friend Clapton while at the same time doing his best to lure Buell into bed.

“He was flirting outrageously,” Andersen says Buell recalls.

After finally giving in, Buell said she later began involved with threesomes with both Bowie and Jagger.

“Once Bowie and Jagger realized that they were both carrying on affairs with Buell (‘Nobody was monogamous. Everybody was sleeping with everybody,’ she said) the two stars teamed up to lure her into an orgy or two,” Andersen writes.

“I used to get some pretty strange phone calls from Mick and David at three in the morning,” Buell told Andersen, “inviting me to join them in bed with four gorgeous black women.” Or, she added, “four gorgeous black men.”

In Andersen’s new controversial book, the author also claimed that Angelina Jolie – who appeared in the Rolling Stones’ Anybody Seen My Baby music video in 1997 - was allegedly pursued by Jagger whilst he was still married to supermodel Jerry Hall.

Andersen anecdotes claim that Angelina’s mother Marcheline Bertrand was eager for the musician to partner up with her daughter.