Sunday, October 14, 2007

Mr. Jimmy

Many people in the Twin Cities know this but it is a little known fact that the Mr. Jimmy in the Rolling Stones song "You Can't Always Get What You Want" is actually James Hutmaker of Excelsior, Minnesota.

...the entire town of Excelsior will be paying our last respects to Mr. Jimmy.

James Hutmaker was born 75 years ago, and died this past week. He was Excelsior. An odd fellow that some deemed crazy. He wasn't crazy. He was just a bit eccentric.

Definately not crazy.This cigar smoking man that talked to himself (or anybody) always had a smile on his face, loved life and people, and took life as it came, never complained, and as urban legend has it, gave Mick Jagger a piece of advice when the Rolling Stones played in Excelsior in 1964. "You can't always get what you want".

HT The Admiral/

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