Prague, July 26 (AFP): Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger celebrated his sixtieth birthday in Prague today, confirming his well-known refrain that time does indeed wait for no-one.
The man who used to be known as rock‘’roll’s Peter Pan entered his seventh decade with a quiet day in the Czech capital’s Four Seasons hotel. Plans for an evening bash to be attended by a select list of VIPs was kept under secrecy.
Among those known to be invited was fellow sexuagenarian and former Czech President Vaclav Havel, a rock lover who befriended the Stones during their first visit to then Czechoslovakia in 1990 shortly after the “velvet” revolution that overthrew Communist rule.
The Rolling Stones are in Prague on the latest leg of their “Forty Licks” world tour, and tomorrow will be performing before an estimated 60,000 spectators in Letna park — an open area near the city’s castle which witnessed mass demonstrations during the 1989 revolution.