We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about The Rolling Stones, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more interesting details about the Stones’ lives and careers that you definitely (probably) did not know below. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Eight: Mick Jagger Paid a Lot of Money to Dress Up in Drag. In his 1985 blockbuster She’s The Boss, Mick spent about 30,000 pounds just for his costume, which involved a lot of frocks and frills. He later said that he was, “still the sexiest bit of skirt around.”
Number Seven: Ronnie Wood Never Slept With Margaret Trudeau. Though many people believe the wife of the Canadian prime minister at the time slept with Ronnie Wood, she did not actually cheat on her husband then. She did, however, admit that she did “boogie with them” for a couple of days.
Number Six: Bill Wyman Has a Diary of the Group’s Activity. Wyman, who played bass for the band, has written more than 22,000 words and has stored them all on four computers. His goal was to document the shenanigans of the band and save them for later.
Number Five: They Played With an Inflatable Penis on Stage. The inflatable phallus even had a name – “Tired Grandfather.” It was named this for its inability to stay “erect.”
Number Four: They Got Drunk With the Star Wars Cast. Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia, has implied that she and Harrison Ford partied with the Stones one night. She mentioned that this is why she and Ford were drunk while filming one day.
Number Three: Keith Richards Once Stopped Playing to Hit Someone in the Head. In 1981, the Stones were performing “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” in Virginia when Keith stopped playing to hit an approaching fan. Richards was concerned about security.
Number Two: They Created the Tequila Sunrise. In 1972, the Stones were first introduced to the tequila sunrise, which was not very popular at the time. After they were introduced to it, they began ordering it while they were out, and people started to catch on.
Number One: Mick Jagger’s Voice Can Be Attributed to His Tongue. Well, kind of. When he was younger, he bit off part of his tongue that ended up changing the overall sound and timbre of his voice. It has not been confirmed how exactly he bit off his tongue.