Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Don't you think it's just about time to hide away?
Today I came across a bunch of gorgeous photos of Mick, Marianne and Nicholas on holiday in Brazil in december 1967. There are more photographs on www.pictopia.com.
Mick Jagger made a little-known escape to Brazil for several weeks starting in December 1967 with Marianne Faithfull and her 3-year-old son Nicholas. The Rolling Stones had released two albums in the past six months – “Flowers” in July and “Their Satanic Majesties Request” in November. It was a rare getaway idyll for Jagger and Faithfull, who were at the height of their powers but wary of media exposure after a notorious drug bust in London the summer before. Poolside at the Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio the couple befriended photographer Adger W. Cowans, and the new friends spent the following weeks relaxing and partying together, touring a favela on Rio’s outskirts and flying north to the state of Bahia where they stayed in a private beach house. Cowans remembers: “The energy was high. We all connected on another level -- about life and about poetry and music...Nobody knew who Mick was in Brazil. He wasn’t a star there, so we were just cool.” They parted ways in early 1968. Jagger and Faithfull later went through the miscarriage of a child conceived around this time, and eventually split. Cowan stowed the negatives away in his apartment in New York for more than three and a half decades.