„I've never had inner turmoil about all this. You find a lot of people these days who cannot stand to be alone. You could lock me up in solitary for weeks on end, and I'd keep myself amused.“

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cofondateur avec Mick Jagger, Brian Jones et Ian Stewart, d… 1943
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