Monday, 29 March 2021

Mick Jagger was Ufton fan

A good obituary of Derek Ufton in The Times this morning and one revelation that was new to me. Ufton was encouraged by his PE teacher at Dartford Grammar School, one Joe Jagger.

Mick Jagger remained a fan of Ufton even after his ascent to Rolling Stones fame, arriving incognito at games and meeting Ufton and his team-mates on their travels.

'My claim to fame', joked Ufton, is that 'Mick Jagger asked for my autograph before I asked for his.'  Ufton recalled that 'Jagger was a really likeable bloke but also surprisingly shy.'

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