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Sunday, March 02, 2008

The Hells Angels Have a Navy

But not a skillful one.

According to the BBC, the Hells Angels tried to assassinate Mick Jagger in 1969. Jagger had angered the gang after swearing never to ever again use Hells Angels for concert security after the debacle at Altamont earlier that year.

The plot, such that it was, consisted of a group of Angels attempting to make a seaborne landing at Jagger's Long Island vacation home. Here's more from the BBC:

"The Hells Angels were so angered by Jagger's treatment of them that they decided to kill him," said Tom Mangold, who presents the series. "A group of them took a boat and were all tooled up and planned to attack him from the sea.

"They planned the attack from the sea so they could enter his property from the garden and avoid security at the front. The boat was hit by a storm and all of the men were thrown overboard. All survived and there was not said to have been any further attempt on Jagger's life."

Should have subcontracted the hit to a Seal Team. Amateur mistake.

We reviewed Gimme Shelter here, if you want some background on the Angels/Jagger beef.

1 comment:

Jumbo Slice said...

I love this story. Hmm, a group of incompetent and bumbling idiots tries to take down Mick Jagger. Was this story the inspiration for The Knights of Prosperity?